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5 Factors that Inhibit a Child's Performance in Class

5 Factors that Inhibit a Child's Performance in Class

    Rationale: In writing this blog submission I have come to realize it sounds quite negative. I apologize for that. However, every “Symptom” listed here is an actual situation I saw with one or more students during my career. Other teachers expressed very similar issues, too. It hurts the heart of a teacher to see a child not being dealt with in a way that will enable that child to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and scholastically. The heart of a teacher wants to see progress but the situation surrounding the child limits that growth. It is so horribly frustrating....

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Help for Struggling Science Students

Help for Struggling Science Students

      Help for Struggling Science Students Science classes are a challenge for many kids, and some kids can really get stuck. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to help them get unstuck. Here are five tips for helping and encouraging a child who is struggling in science class.   Listen Allow your child to express her frustration and let her know that it’s okay to feel that way. If she needs to cry, bring on the tissues. A child that feels they are listened to will be more ready to accept help. Listen to your child talk about...

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5 Ways to Make Mathematics Relevant at Home

5 Ways to Make Mathematics Relevant at Home

Mathematics can seem irrelevant to many students and parents alike but we would like to share five simple ways that math can be relevant in the home setting that's not only beneficial but fun.  Cooking & BakingMaking food is a process that is full of math!  It's also very easy to find math tasks of different levels of difficulty for a wide variety of ages.  The youngest children can practice their counting skills as you measure out cupfuls or spoonfuls of flour or herbs.  Those a few years older can practice division as they evenly split carrot sticks or apple...

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5 Ways to Become Involved in Your Child's Education

5 Ways to Become Involved in Your Child's Education

Value the process of education more than the diploma. As with the acquisition of any accomplishment there is a process to getting an education, a process which takes time, commitment, and effort. We must be patient with the process, enabling the student to gain the greatest benefit from it, for it is more important than grades, awards, scholarships, or the diploma itself. Embrace the process. Getting a good education is the child’s “job”; it’s what they go to “work” to do every day. The child needs to take their job seriously just as parents take their jobs seriously. It benefits...

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Achieving Quality Student Engagement

Achieving Quality Student Engagement

Picture a group of undergrad science students sitting through a 3-hour Biochemistry lecture. It seemed like the ceiling and window were a magnet for the instructor, for she literally did not make eye contact with her students. It was in those moments that I recognized that I was committing suicide by just sitting through each dry, dull and dreary lecture. It was there that I vowed to never imitate such a teaching style. Consequently, it has been a top priority of mine, to engage my students in meaningful learning. How does a teacher engage his or her students? Why should...

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