The Mainspring Principles – Why it Works

As you are considering about enrolling your child to a Mainspring learning centre, it is important to recognize the over-arching principles that are the foundation of the Mainspring strategy and success . These strategies has the focus of

  1. The Child as the Centre of Gravity

Mainspring environment uses incremental levels of difficulty built into the materials. Children come to discover and rely on their own intellect to recognize when they need to progress ahead. They become truly responsible and self-disciplined with much less need for adult intervention. The teacher hand holding will fade from the forefront over time.

  1. Connecting the Dots in our Integrated Approach

Not every child is the same. Their environment and upbringing plays an important role in their learning ability. At Mainspring, we strive to observe and identify more than just teach and impact knowledge. It is our philosophy to the find the sweet spot of every child and helps them to connect. We would like to hear what you know, before we discuss about what you don’t. Be it visual or mental technique, model or line diagram. Each child must find their sweet spot technique.

  1. Making it STICK / (GEL)

It is important for children to learn the bigger picture and basic concepts before learning the details. Otherwise they may be able to give you the answer but unable to repeat the success in other situation. Our approach helps children to organize new information in ways that make it easier to learn and remember. Mainspring approach also rests upon providing concrete examples of abstract concepts and gradually allowing children to develop more understanding. It is like an artist who paints with a broad brush before adding the details.