1. How was Method for Eager LearnersTM developed?
Back when the No Children Left Behind Act was enacted, Dr. Mike was given a published reading curriculum based on research and told to only use this for literacy instruction from now on. Dr. Mike tried to implement the program but students weren’t grasping the concepts. So he started to modify the lessons using music and more hands-on activities. One lesson lead to another and the curriculum developed into a well-balanced program addressing the basic skills required for beginning literacy development. Dr. Mike went to the reading specialist and asked her to observe a lesson; she loved it and gave the clearance to use it in his classroom.
2. What are Dr. Mike’s qualifications?
Dr. Mike has been a special education teacher for 34 years, teaching a wide range of ability levels and grade levels. He earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership. He thinks outside of the box and brings creativity into each lesson.
3. What makes MEL different from other programs?
Method for Eager Learners (MEL) unites all the senses into one vehicle for skill acquisition and development. The songs, chants, rap, sound effects, visuals and movements activate the whole brain learning mode, so variants in learning styles are accommodated. The program provides materials and directions for differentiated instruction with each lesson, enabling a teacher to teach to a group of students with varying ability levels.
4. What materials come with the MEL Interactive Whiteboard Reading Program?
You get ten downloadable files, one for each Fun Family, which include all songs, books, pictures, charts, chants, raps, and narrations that work on SMART™ Board or Promethean technology. It can also be used with a touch screen computer. You also receive ten downloadable hands-on materials for you to reproduce as many copies as needed for you class. These materials include: picture schedule, flashcards, worksheets, file folder activities, spelling vocabulary templates, sound cards, and a teaching manual full of detailed lessons and data sheets.
5. How does the Digital Download work?
An email will be sent to you with all the files for you to download onto your computer. You will receive all the materials necessary to enact literacy lessons for ten months of instruction. You will also have access to videos that explain how to compile the materials.
6. Why did you start Lorikeet Learning?
Lorikeet Learning believes that every child, no matter how complex the learning issues, can and does have a willingness to learn. As a company we will provide the necessary support and materials to help foster that growth.
7. How do the ABC books for parents work?
The ABC Books that are included in the Method for Eager Learners (MEL) Fun Families Library help parents reinforce at home what their child is learning at school. Each themed book correlates with the teachers’ curriculum and explores words in an engaging, yet simple way.
8. What is the refund policy?
Lorikeet Learning has a “No Refund” Policy. All sales are final. Why? Because of the nature of digital media delivered on the World Wide Web to you, it is not possible to return access to digital media once it has been granted. Because of this, all purchases online/over phone with LorikeetLearning.com are non-refundable.
9. Shipping For Hard Copy Purchases
Items shipped via mail are:
The Family Books, usually 9 to 10 for each Fun Family, and at least three song charts, all packaged with a three-ring binder. Mailed via Fed Ex, USPS, or UPS.
Digital files that come with Hard Copy that are downloaded after purchase:
MEL Teaching Manual, Picture Schedule, 8 x card sheet, Wall Chart Titles, Flashcards set, Sound Cards set, Vocabulary Templates, One Page Stories, Worksheets, File Folder Activities, and the music audio files.