I am going to pass on a simple tip to you parents on how to get your child to focus when studying or doing homework.
I kid you not. Chewing gum helps your brain focus and causes you to pay more attention to what you are reading or working on.
Special Education teachers have known this for years, but a recent study in the UK by Kate...
I have worked with students who had difficulty learning math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division) for years. Let's face it, it's boring to sit and learn facts, especially with flashcards! I remember sitting night after night with
my mother, her flashing the problems to me over and over and they just wouldn't stick! I would cry and get so frustrated and...
Reading educators know that "think alouds" are a good way for students to actually hear the way your mind thinks as you work through some task. But think alouds are good for so many things, and I use them quite often to help my students learn how to do
very difficult tasks such as word problems.
To help your child learn in this fashion, all you have to do is "narrate"...
Is your child struggling? Do they seem to know the concepts taught in the classroom and then have difficulty with tests, or applying those concepts to other situations? Playing games may just be your answer.
It is a well-known fact that children learn best by playing. Constant drilling and then having them regurgitate information back to you is helpful for tasks that require memorization,...