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Connie McCarthy
Help Your Auditory Learner with Reading and Math Skills

Nov 05, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Your auditory learner is usually a good listener. This is the child who says "But Mom you said...!" They are the children who follow spoken directions, love rhymes, music, listening to stories or listening to audio books. T... Read more
Livia McCoy
Little Things Can Help a Struggling Student

Nov 01, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teachers, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning

Sometimes I don’t totally understand why something I do helps a student! A couple of weeks ago I gave a chemistry test. I had several phone calls from one of my student’s parents and five emails from her son telli... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Help Your Visual Learner with Reading and Math Skills

Oct 28, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Kids Writing, Kids Reading, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

As a visual learner your child really responds to color, design, charts, lists, and most things that have a clear, strong, and appealing visual image. You can tap into this learning style with the following easy tips and ide... Read more
SchoolFamily
Making the Most of Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct 26, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent-Teacher Conference, Middle School, Kids Learning, High School, Elementary School, Back to School

How does my child get along with other children? Is my son getting better at following verbal instructions for in-class assignments? My daughter aces her spelling tests, then turns around and mis-spells the words the next day... Read more
Livia McCoy
When a Child Struggles to Read: What a Parent Needs to Know

Oct 25, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Kids Reading, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

Every child needs to learn how to read well. When reading does not come easily, it affects every part of life. Thanks to research conducted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), we know th... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Observe Your Child to Learn More About His/Her Learning Style

Oct 22, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in School Supplies, Parent Involvement, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Most children use a combination of senses to learn. The three most common are visual, auditory (hearing,) and touch or "hands-on." Yet, it’s also true that most children tend to be stronger in one of those areas. A sim... Read more
SchoolFamily
Cool Contest Alert

Oct 19, 2010 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Success, Health and Fitness, Contest

Just wanted to give you a head's up to a cool contest that one of our sponsors is running: the Play 60 Super Bowl Contest. As parents, one of our top priorities is to keep our kids active and healthy. Sometimes it takes more ... Read more
Livia McCoy
Forming a Parent-Teacher Partnership to Help a Struggling Child

Oct 18, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in School Success, Parent-Teacher Conference, Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning

When parents and schools work together, children benefit. According to a report from the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, "When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Simple Math Games to Reinforce National Math Standards

Oct 14, 2010 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Parent Involvement, Kids Math, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy

Did you know that simple household items could be the "keys" to help your child "unlock" math skills? If you have a pair of dice, paper muffin cups, and pennies or paper clips at your house, you can practice number skill... Read more
Livia McCoy
Is my Child Working Hard Enough in School?

Oct 12, 2010 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Parent Involvement, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

My last blog (about skills versus intelligence) mentioned that some parents and teachers think children are not trying when in reality they are working very hard. It is a concern that I have for struggling students, because j... Read more