The methodology is used globally in top schools for a whole range of reasons. 

One thing is for certain:  the set of teacher resources and activities covers so many developmental areas and is also used to enhance executive functioning and self-regulation skills.  Executive functioning skills are so vital because they enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions and juggle multiple tasks successfully.  After all aren’t these the types of skills we want to develop for our children?

We want them to be able to take in information, interpret it and make decisions based on that information. That’s what the Six Bricks method does. That is how the activities are constructed so that we develop skills such as inhibitory control and working memory. We also want children to have cognitive flexibility.

Think of a child who has the choice of either doing their homework or watching a show on TV. The skill of inhibitory control means they will resist the urge to watch the show and instead choose to do their homework first.

Think of a child learning to spell. They have to be able to hold the visual representations of the letters in their working memory in order to produce the word.

Think of a child who tries the same thing over and over again even though it’s not working out well. We want them instead to be able to think differently about the task and problem solve.

The Six Bricks methodology starts from the belief that every child has the potential to develop these skills through interactions and practice. There are hundred of activities that form part of the Six Bricks way of learning and we are looking forward to sharing the power of Six Bricks with you!

May 19, 2022 — Amanda Medina Alves