At our house, the first subject, of the first day of distance learning, was math and like students everywhere, our student wasn’t doing algebra over the summer, so he was a bit rusty. As you start the school year, notice what subjects or things your student might need to brush up on. Don’t panic.
Parents as Advocates
In honor of Mother’s Day, I want to share this video from a few years ago that resonates with so many of us mothers. Many great things have been built throughout our history that cannot be attributed to any specific person. This new period in history has been difficult for many of us mothers as we quietly continue to build our masterpieces while attending to even more needs of our families.
Our right brain kids are highly intelligent but need some help understanding how their minds work. But, we must be careful we don’t start making excuses or expect less of them.
Being a right brain thinker is amazing as a kid and adult, but it can take some growing into. Right brain thinkers are so full of ideas, creativity and unique ways of doing things, it can be overwhelming even for them. Here are a few things that are crucial for your child’s success.
It’s conference time at many of our schools and I want to encourage you to think of them in a new way, especially if you have a visual learner or child with ADD or ADHD. Some teachers adapt their methods for nontraditional learners, but not all can or do. Conference time can be a great time to work together to find ways for your child to thrive.
“I’m not smart. I’m not like the other kids. How come I don’t get good grades like they do? …I’m just not smart like they are.” If you have a visual learner, chances are you have heard a version of this once or twice when your child gets home from school. It’s heartbreaking.
Most kids are visual learners and can grow weary after a long day in the language heavy classroom. Reading, writing and taking tests are not the best way for them to learn. Download my free eBook –10 Ways to be Successful in School – and get the ten ways to make learning fun again.