New Oceans provide a new approach, a new set of techniques and tools,
for primary and secondary education.
Based on twelve years research and experience into NLP-based learning and teaching,
New Oceans provides a unique set of services that makes an immediate difference to student learning, thinking, behaving, and feeling.
Who taught your baby to walk? Who taught your baby to talk? No-one, no not even you.
Your naturally brilliant child wasn't taught - they LEARNED. And they learned by modelling you, by having you encourage them, as a game, playing at being you.
They learned because it was fun, because they were unafraid of failing - it wasn't even in their 'options bank' ..... they took action, saw or heard or felt if something worked.
If it didn't they tried something else, adjusted course all the way to their outcome.
They learned because they were naturally in the best emotional state for learning, for expanding their maps of thev world.
Without that no amount of information would be retained.
And whatever little might have been would always, every time they recalled it
for the rest of their lives, have brought back the negative emotional feelings of the state they'd been in when they were taught it.
New Oceans Education is about whole-person learning and growth, and is about helping children of the now and future world achieve their potential,
by catching them in their sunbeams (attitudes, values, behaviours etc., that serve them well), celebrating them and putting these into their futures.
Also, catching them in their raindrops (limiting beliefs, inappropriate behaviour, learning difficulties, low self-esteem etc.,), giving them new choices, showering sunbeams on them
and creating rainbows!
As Miss Jean Brodie, that fictional but perfect exemplar of an educator knew, education should be about drawing out, not forcing in, knowledge.
And that is the New Oceans approach as well. It's not about teaching so much as about learning. About "NO FAILURE, ONLY FEEDBACK". About
calibrating each child's learning styles and strategies, and using them as a means to helping the child draw out the best of themselves.
It's about not confusing behaviour with identity.
Education the New Oceans way is about showing children how to model excellence in others and map it across to themselves.
It's about helping teachers to be the best models of excellence for the children in their care.
And most of all it's about making the learning experience fun, making it, literally and metaphorically, the time of their lives!
New Oceans For Special Educational Needs
Everyone is special, and everyone has needs. And if education is learning about life, isn't that what everyone is all about?
Labels help us to tell things apart, to know the differences between. But labels don't only SHOW differences - they make them too. And pigeonholes aren't even good for pigeons! They allow no room to grow.
What if we used all the resources we were born with, developed our sensory acuity, honed our rapport skills? Remembered and accepted that every map is unique and none of them is the territory? Then we could dispense
with labels, and let that uniqueness that we sense in others BE the difference.
Maybe the first step is to educate ourselves to be curious to NEED everything that is SPECIAL about everyone else: not to label and package it for convenience, but to regonise it, try it on for size; and honour it for the gift it really is.
This is the New Oceans approach - and it works.