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Welcome

Anne Blocker, DirectorThere are many viable innovative education programs in use in schools in America and throughout the world. There are many teachers who can obtain the best results with the worst students. Key problems have remained — how to effectively transfer excellent research results from one environment to another, how to be effective in teaching every level of a diverse, multi-cultural society. These are not American problems. These are global problems. At The National Learning Laboratory, we believe we have the beginnings of many practical solutions to come. We are honored to share these new beginnings with you.

The National Learning Laboratory has research results on a new method of learning, The Neogenesis Method, that meets the previously unidentified biological learning needs of students. When these needs are met, so far, all students can learn to the same high standard — including students who are athletes and students labeled attention deficit disorder, dyslexic and learning disabled — regardless of prior school performance, confidence level, self-esteem level, school attitudes, family values, neighborhood values, race, socioeconomic level, culture, class size, national origins or IQ scores. This finding has significantly altered our beliefs about education, school reform, learning and intelligence. The implications for governments and individuals are substantial.

The nonprofit Laboratory is privately endowed by The Charitable and Educational Foundation of Texas and by Neogenesis, Inc., the research and development laboratory which developed the method and tested it in the laboratory for many years. The mission of The National Learning Laboratory is to make learning accessible, affordable and culturally appropriate to everyone.

Many people contributed at every stage of the thinking and research. Prior to the formation of The National Learning Laboratory, before there was a single result in a school, these people were particularly helpful: Bob McKenzie, CEO of Brown Brothers Harriman (earlier at RepublicBank, Dallas), Jim Miller, head of the Urban League in Colorado Springs, Dr. Sam Nixon, head of continuing education at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (later, Blue Cross), Susan Lipnick Lynch, Creator of The Satori School, Loren J. Thompson, Superintendent of Schools in Colorado Springs, Katharine Folbre, Director of the San Antonio Area Foundation, Michael and Beverly Reilly of The Charitable and Educational Foundation of Texas, Inc., Dr. Jane Armstrong, Vice President of Houston Area Research Center, John Yarnovic, past President of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and Dr. James Tucker, Professor at Andrews University, were particularly helpful in thinking through related educational issues.

Raquel Gonzales and Joan Donner, Community Activists and Entrepreneurs, supported the development of nonprofit entrepreneurship that could solve problems locally and globally. Bill Bowman of Kramer, Kendall & Bowman, Charles Oaks, Vice President of Mountain National Bank and Conrad Netting of Netting & Falls, CPAs in San Antonio were extremely helpful in making it possible to put these ideas into action.

The Neogenesis Method is not a panacea, but a useful tool that has significantly altered our own beliefs about who can learn, what can be learned and how learning takes place. Please bear with us as we have many, many developments to report. We welcome your questions and will publish them with answers, as we are able. Together we will build the base of information that will be available here.

We do not know if this method will work with your students. We are eager to find out. Our expectations change daily. Thank you in advance for your interest and participation.

 

Anne Blocker, Director

The National Learning Laboratory