In today’s society we measure EVERYTHING. We buy a car based on horsepower or fuel economy, we measure our health in terms of things like blood pressure and weight, our fitness per calories consumed and burned, our financial stability in terms of salary and savings; and the list goes on and on.
But how do you know when you are healthier, or faster, or fitter? You cannot improve what you cannot measure. Once you start measuring, you are finally able to understand where you are in relation to where you want to be. It does not matter what it is that you want to change. It could be memory, mental alertness, strength, endurance, memory, etc.
We are okay to measure our health, diagnose an ailment, and then follow a plan to get better. BUT, we often do not approach education in the same way. While tools for measuring learning are widely available, parents, teachers and society have not fully embraced them. The results may show that we need improvement, which can be disheartening. But, the reality is, that once you know, you can improve.
While we are not born with the same advantages, we all have the opportunity to grow our intelligence. That is right. Intelligence is developed over time. Studies show that it just takes discipline, practice and educational support, including the feedback made possible through measurement. We just have to keep challenging ourselves one small step at a time.
So what is the point you ask? Well, if you are not measuring and monitoring your own learning, or more specifically your child’s, the likelihood that you and your child are performing at your best is small.
While I might have not learned and operated at my personal best all of my life, I certainly want this for my children today. This is why I built Agnitus.
So start measuring and tracking your child’s learning today, and help them perform at their very best.