One of the least talked about needs of teachers are classroom volunteers. Classroom volunteers represent an unknown necessity in most schools. They are usually retired seniors who are multifaceted in their abilities and approach toward classroom duties. It could be one-to-one reading, math, or art instruction. Yet, without their helping [...]
For years educator’s thought the strongest predictor of your child attaining high educational levels was having highly educated parents. In fact, a 20-year study by Mariah Evans, University of Nevada, and Reno associate professor of sociology and resource economics refutes the case. That is, the difference between being raised [...]
Overprotective parents come in all shapes and sizes. According to Hanna Rosin, “overprotective behavior of modern parents is destroying children’s independence, trapping them in a hyper-controlled bubble that they might never escape.” In fact, one study shows that so-called “helicopter parents” are most likely to be unhappy. For example, [...]
The recent article (5/3/16 - SR Press Democrat) concerning the CDC (Center for Disease Control Study) about the overuse of stimulant medication for ADHD children (2-5) urges parents of preschoolers with ADHD to try behavior therapy first before resorting to meds. Behavior therapy encompasses a wide range of interventions [...]
One of the greatest challenges parents and teachers will face will be Electronic Screen Syndrome (ESS), the collective effect electronics will likely have on your student’s learning brain. Today’s students, aged five to sixteen, spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen, [...]
With the school year in full force it would make sense to eliminate some common myths about your student’s learning brain. Myth Number One: According to brain researchers most attempts to motivate students to “try harder” do not light up unused neural circuits; academic achievement does not improve by simply [...]
Recent research has examined which studying techniques produce the best results.
Is school success determined by ability? Effort? Or both?
With the advent of Common Core standards, many teachers are trying to decipher how it will impact their students’ learning retention skills.
What are the motivating factors to the fantastic success of the Giants at their World Series playoffs: experience, leadership, athletic skill? The one angle that is not being addressed has to do with the function of the players’ brains when concerned with the perception of winning or losing. For example, [...]