In 2015, schools with students learning under Fontan Relational Education (FRE)
saw achievements of:
- Average of 40 percent increase in reading comprehension
- 5 percent increase YOY (Year Over Year) in GPA
- Dropout rates close to zero
- No student failing
- Academic performance Ratio of 1.029 against 0.36 of traditional education
- 37 percent of students finishing a grade in seven months. Total average of students finishing a grade in nine months.
According to Erika Twani, CEO of Learning One to One Foundation, “There are many theories on how to improve our education outcomes: increase in-school hours, smaller school/class size, different teachers’ compensation models, introduce technology, and so on. These ideas all have merit, but most only involve investing in old concepts. Unless we change the essence of the learning practice, we will not succeed. That is exactly what the Learning One to One Foundation does –literally transforming education.”
Why it’s different
Fontan Relational Education (FRE) is a proven model with 58 years of research that focuses on developing cognitive skills along with intellectual, personal, and socio-emotional skills. FRE customizes the learning process for different learners at an individual level based on students’ abilities and interests, relating everything they learn to their own lives while using technology as the platform for personalized learning. It is supported by one-on-one academic guidance and a one-to-one computer system based on cloud technology that efficiently coordinates student achievement and engages students, school staff, parents, counselors and administrators.
According to Twani, “We focus on the learning process of each individual student, rather than personalization of content, which is what the vast majority of models do. The main tenet of the Fontan Relational Education model is its defined strategy to create learning autonomy, which happens as students grow and evolve in their learning process.”
Why it Works
FRE is called “Relational” education because students move to the next topic in all subject areas only when they are able to “relate” everything they learn to their daily lives, increasing knowledge retention and their chances to succeed academically, developing true cognitive skills. Research proves that FRE works equally well with students with disabilities, allowing them to perform as any student. Public schools using Fontan Relational Education have improved performance in as little as one year after adoption.
How it Works
Under a specific school or an entire school district request, Learning One to One Foundation provides expert guidance for whole-school reform, teacher, parent, and student training to adopt FRE, an on-line app that enhances the students learning experience, and continuous support to improve academic and technology performance every day. FRE evolves every year, allowing educators to be prepared for students learning requirements in this never-ending transformation in the world. The Foundation is available for immediate consultations and to provide more information.