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Strengthening study skills helps in all school subjects

Students are used to attending English, history, math and other classes in school. But, a key area of academic development isn't taught in a specific class; without it, however, a student will struggle to excel in school. That skill is studying. By improving these skills, a student can learn faster, retain knowledge for longer periods of time, and recall that knowledge with greater accuracy. That means better performance on tests and exams, less time on homework and greater confidence in the ...

Ready, Set, Read: Helping Elementary Students Become Lifelong Readers

Think of why you read - to perform a task, to be informed and to enjoy the literary experience. Beginning early in life, children develop the behaviors necessary to put reading to use for different purposes and to perform various functions. Education experts agree that children develop reading behaviors early in life and parental involvement at home helps children perform better in school and become enthusiastic, lifelong readers. For children in grades one through three, there are many ...

A Parent’s Guide to Mathematical Achievement

Are some students destined to succeed in mathematics because they’re inherently “good at math?” According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and Sylvan Learning, the answer is no. Educators believe everyone can succeed at math.   The Power of Parents To support your child’s math learning, parents must believe that everyone can learn mathematics and that learning math is essential to lifelong success.  Experts agree that parents can encourage a positive ...

Understanding your child’s learning style

By: Mariam Azzam   Understanding a child’s learning style can help parents and teachers personalize instruction and homework to ensure peak performance in school and to help build a child’s self-confidence. People learn in at least eight different ways, according to the Multiple Intelligences Theory: visually, verbally, physically, mathematically, musically, naturalistically, through group activity or through quiet thinking time.  Keep in mind that a child may exhibit ...