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Many people ask me to help them understand why their child is having trouble learning in school. This is a very complicated question! Many things have to happen before learning can occur.
The first step in the learning pro... Read more
There is nothing like a real-life experience to make you want to learn something new. In the education world, we call this "authentic learning." My grandsons found a pill bug (sowbug, roly-poly bug) under the house where we... Read more
Summertime writing projects are a great time to work on proofreading skills. My students hate to proofread their work! I guess it's because it takes longer to finish it if they take the time to proof it. However, it is a w... Read more
Some of my summer school students feel like accepting my help means I am doing the work for them. They would rather turn in lower quality work and do it totally by themselves. This is admirable -- that they want to do the w... Read more
Parents sometimes feel guilty about spending money on one child who needs extra help and not spending the same amount of money on their other children -- or, not having the money to spend on the others. Tutors, special summe... Read more
Some children struggle with memory. This is especially true when learning something brand new when there isn’t already similar learning in memory. But, according to Dr. Gary Brannigan and Dr. Howard Margolis, there is... Read more
The number one concern of most parents is keeping their children safe and healthy. The Internet, smart phones, and cell phones have added a level of concern that parents just a few years ago did not have to worry about! Some... Read more
Do you ever find yourself questioning whether you are making the right decision for your adolescent? I believe in giving kids choices when I can. Adolescents resent that they have so little control over their lives. But, t... Read more
All of my students have a specific language learning disability. I have noticed through the years, that many of them try to use their learning problems as an excuse for poor behavior. Parents and teachers have to make sure ... Read more
Children everywhere are in the midst of taking standardized tests to measure academic progress. We refer to this as "high stakes testing" because so much is riding on their outcome. Children have to pass a certain... Read more