The Nessy Approach To Learning
Education Should be Inclusive of all Children
Nessy believes in the inclusiveness of education by using an individualised approach.
Historically it has been difficult for one teacher to meet the individual needs of every student in a large classroom. Technology has now made this possible. Using Nessy, children follow their own, personalised learning path, just learning what they need.
Understanding Beats Memorisation
The whole class and whole language approach to teaching relies heavily on memorisation, but this leaves up to 20% of children behind.
'66% of American 4th graders read below proficient level' National Center for Education Statistics (NAEP) http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/
Putting in more practice where there is no understanding, does not help children who have fallen behind, it just reinforces their belief that they can't succeed. Nessy videos explain the rules that develop understanding. Animated strategies enhance memory.
All children should have an equal chance at effective education. Getting the foundational skills needed for life, enables them to read independently. Using Structured Literacy, almost all children can be taught to read and most children can learn to read very well.
We Follow the Science
The Nessy platform is updated as academic research is published. We don't believe in pseudo cures that don't have evidence to support the claims. The time available for learning is precious and should not be wasted.
Success comes in small steps
Every resource is sequenced so the student is not expected to know anything that has not yet been taught.
From phonics to fluency
Nessy uses a highly structured, sequential, cumulative and systematic synthetic phonics based learning program that progresses to fluency.
8 Essential Components of Nessy Reading and Spelling
- Phoneme-Grapheme Correspondences
- Six syllable types
- Rhyming skills
- Phoneme identity, blending and segmentation
- Phonological awareness
- Phonics and word recognition
- Vocabulary, fluency and comprehension
Nessy believes that if children have fun then learning becomes more memorable. Where children play games, the increased level of engagement leads to dramatic improvements.
Combine this philosophy with a highly structured, incremental system based on well established Orton-Gillingham principles of learning and you can see the reason why academic results show such dramatic gains.