There are a few students who need and want
more information on various or all topics.
Finding ways to keep their interest active and
still maintain a learning environment can be
aided using creative assignments.
A sample creative assignment for the Skin
might include interviewing a plastic surgeon
for the Chapter on The Study of Skin and a
stylist who works with clients following plastic
This is a growing area as the baby boomer
generation ages and seeks these beneficial serv-
ices.The student can then be asked to report
back to the entire class with her/his findings.
The student gains knowledge and all will
benefit from the assignment.
Salon Fundamentals is dedicated to making
learning visible for all students. At the core of
this dynamic theory program is the principle
that learning is increased when the learner is
allowed to "see" and "transform" learning into
meaning by using products and thoughts that
make sense.Taking SmartNotes, drawing
Thinking Maps, using critical thinking skills,
Talking Points, Challenges, Brain Conditioners,
etc., help the learner transform learning into
meaning. It is the actual act of transforming
various products and thoughts that make sense,
which mediates the learning process and causes
learning to happen.
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When is it best to use the rubric
with the practical procedures?
The student can use the rubric
as many times as she/he wants
(advise using a pencil).The
teacher might want to use the
rubric as an assessment tool soon
after presenting the procedure,
then again on the way to
graduation and/or a final exam.
Anatomy is such a complex and
long Chapter.What area should
require the most attention?
National exams will focus on
what the system is and what it
does. For licensure, focus the
student's attention on identifying
the major body systems and what
they do, unless your regulation
agency requires identification of
the specific bones, muscles, nerves
and circulatory components.
For success in the salon, focus
on bones, muscles and nerves that
will be used as landmarks when
carrying out the practical skills,
along with the actions affecting
the circulatory system during
If there are 1,000 rabbits standing
in a line and they all take a step
backward, what do you have?
A receding hare line.
Do you think it is really
necessary to purchase the
Salon Fundamentals tapes?
The video tapes are produced
using best practical visual delivery.
Since learning happens faster and
lasts longer with visual delivery,
the Salon Fundamentals video pro-
gram provides excellent support
for learning. For the absent learner
or the learner having difficulty
learning, the tapes provide a
supplement that replaces the need
for individual "teacher coverage,"
which makes incorporating the
use of the video "budget wise"
How long should it take an
instructor to teach each Chapter
of the Salon Fundamentals
Suggested time frames for each
Chapter can be found on the
Curriculum Chart in the
Curriculum Section of the
Teacher's Support Materials.
A total of 279 hours is suggested
for all 15 Chapters if all material
How do you determine the
best activity to use for each area?
The Teacher's Support Materials
offer Learning Connections that
are activities designed to gain
attention, build retention and
review the major topics for each
lesson plan. Additional activities
can also be found by attending
Pivot Point seminars. Generally,
you want to plan an opening
Learning Connection and closing
Learning Connection for each
Connections would be deter-
mined by the complexity of the
information being presented. More
complex topics would require
more Learning Connections. Five
to fifteen minutes is the suggested
timing factor for activities. Start
with the most difficult concept for
the student to understand.Then,
apply a Learning Connection that
helps reinforce understanding.
Utilizing the Study Guide prior to
or after the activities offers the
student an opportunity to
transform the information in a
product that makes sense.
Curriculum for the Accelerated Learner