Research In Action
10 Books A Home has developed a new learning method, Intrinsic Learning Motivation (ILM). The method’s focus is to support high poverty children in learning about the things they are naturally interested in (called intrinsic learning motivations). 10BH admits children of all abilities, including children with autism, aspergers, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, speech and motor delays.
A volunteer tutor provides learning parties once a week, year round for two years. Each learning party is planned based on what the child enjoyed at the last learning party (and, interests that develop over time) and learning assignments are given at the end of each learning party so the child can continue to enjoy learning between learning parties. This basic process repeats for two years.
To better understand intrinsic learning motivation, 10BH is posting every learning party its Founder, CEO & Chief ILMer, Paul Thiebaut III, has with his two Learners, Danny and Sol. You can watch how intrinsic learning motivation impacts learning and development in two very different children.
Danny (link to learning parties below)
Danny is diagnosed with autism. He started learning with Paul at age three and will graduate from 10BH in 2018.
Sol (link to learning parties below)
Sol also started 10BH at age three and comes from a Spanish-speaking family. She will graduate in 2019.