How to avoid the "freeze" during a quiz, test, or exam:
First, let's talk about what "the freeze" is. The freeze is usually a sort of momentary panic, that makes it very hard to concentrate and focus and solve problems. Does that sound at all familiar? Many students experience it at least once in their lives, and
some students face it frequently. When we have...
How to avoid the "freeze" during a quiz, test, or exam:
First, let's talk about what "the freeze" is. The freeze is usually a sort of momentary panic, that makes it very hard to concentrate and focus and solve problems. Does that sound at all familiar? Many students experience it at least once in their lives,
and some students face it frequently. When we have...
Please let me know your experience, or any helpful information you may have regarding Parental Alienation in divorce (or post-divorce) cases. I am deeply concerned for the well-being of some children who may be victims of Parental Alienation. I have been
told that this is a form of child abuse, since it can seriously impact a child's self-esteem. Research shows that children in divorce cases...
Artificial flavorings and artificial colorings in food have been shown to make A.D.D. and A.D.H.D. worse, and even
cause symptoms of ADD/ADHD in children who normally did not have those symptoms. One of the worst culprits is NutraSweet, or aspartame, which also goes under several other names. The makers of this artificial sweetener seem to change the name
when one name gets a bad reputation...
When interviewing a prospective tutor, parents should ask about the tutor's skills and experience, and find out if the tutor truly enjoys teaching. When the tutor feels enthusiastic about the subject, and communicates well, the student has an opportunity
to learn to enjoy the subject too.
I recommend for parents to observe the first lesson to see the tutor's skills in action, and watch/listen...
Congratulations to Scott W for passing all of your classes and getting very good grades, in even the very challenging subjects!
We've been told that each student tends to have a dominant learning style. In my experience, I would say that the Visual-Dominant Learning Style is most common (#1), then the Auditory Learning Style (#2), and then the Tactile or Kinetic Learning Style (#3).
Some teachers seem to love talking a lot, so their students may get 90% of more of their information in the Auditory form. That is not...
Congratulations to MADISON for her dedication and good grades in her challenging business classes. Madison, we're proud of you for doing a great job--it looks like you're going to get A's and B's in all of your classes. Since you are taking some very challenging
subjects, passing them all and getting good grades is a praiseworthy accomplishment on your part!
Congratulations to CHRIS, for getting A's in some very challenging business courses. You are taking a heavy load of classes, plus you have other multiple responsibilities. You deserve a lot of credit for your good work in your Information Systems, Financial
Accounting II, Management, and other classes. You're headed for success. Keep up the good work!
Congratulations to Niesha for getting an "A" on her Operations Management final exam. That was a challenging class, and I know you worked hard for your good grades. I am so proud of you for your dedication and resulting success. Keep up the good work, and
before you know it, you will be graduating!
I'm sure you've noticed this--For some reason teenagers in general, especially young men, tend to "resist" when their mothers ask them to do something. Even when they do obey, they seem to have an attitude of "dragging their feet" sometimes....It might be
a subconscious part of growing up. I'm not sure why, but I do remember feeling that way when I was a teenager too.
Congratulations to BEN for passing all of his classes, and getting good grades! Ben, we're proud of you!
I like Kyle's solution, and I'd like to add a comment that might make it easier for some of us "regular folks" to understand.
Working with concentrations is similar to working with AVERAGES. We want the mix to average out to 45% concentration in the end. How many "parts" of 20 do we need, and...
As you may know, I am a big fan of the well-known author and brain specialist, Dr. Daniel Amen. He mentions in several of his books that Physical Exercise is good for the brain. I have read of research studies that showed a clear correlation between IMPROVEMENT
in students' test scores in math and science, and their level of physical activity (for example, when math class followed PE class,...
Even the best teachers are not perfect. Thinking back to my own experience with my previous teachers, I realize that some of them had a bad day now and then. Or maybe I was the one having a bad day. In either case, it seems that most classrooms have some
distractions* from time to time. Once I got "off track" during a lesson, it was really hard to catch up.
*Examples of distractions...
Playing a math game. Following a recipe. Building a science project, robot, or electronic kit... These are some ways to use hands-on learning activities to make science and math more interesting. This summer, for example, I have been using some new modules
that include electronics/science of electricity, automotive engine technology, solar energy labs, etc. for "gifted", "average",...
Congratulations to Niesha for getting an "A" in her graduate-level STATISTICS class!
A few keys to success in school (for people with or without A.D.D.):
We need to concentrate on taking notes in classes, and possibly use a digital recorder to record some classes. (That makes a tremendous difference for many of my A.D.D. students, because they can "go back and listen" to things they missed when distractions
occurred.) Examples of distractions include when other...
I was reading what another WyzAnt tutor said, and I realized that he and I have the same attitude towards tutoring:
We cherish each and every student, and enjoy working with them, but we don’t necessarily want to build a long-term relationship with them. I compare this situation to birds learning to fly. They need help at first, but it is important for them to learn to
Congratulations to Dhruv for getting straight A's on his report card!