Learning should not be something children only do for eight or nine months a year. Learning should be a constant, lifelong process. It should evoke feelings of curiosity, wonder, and awe, encouraging children to seek out new experiences and opportunities to learn. Here are 7 ways to encourage children’s curiosity and wonder. Encourage children to […]
No matter what type of learner you are, no matter what the environment in which you were learning, this past year was a challenge for everyone. This includes students, teachers, and parents. Going forward cannot be a catch up race. We must foster a positive learning environment, an environment in which students learn to love learning, a supportive learning environment. Ultimately, this will help students make greater strides going forward.
Many students suffer from serious test-taking anxiety, a kind of performance anxiety in which fear of failure overwhelms the students’ ability to take tests effectively. This anxiety can manifest itself in multiple ways. Students can “draw a blank” once they enter the test. Or, students may have symptoms before the test, including headaches, nausea, or shortness of breath. In more extreme cases, some students suffer from panic attacks.
Studying music has great value. Music is an international language that touches people to the point of laughter, nostalgia, and tears. The impact of a note, of a tune, of a song can be everlasting.
As the students from the class of 2021 approach graduation and head into the final stages of the college selection process, many families are sorting through financial aid packages which will have a huge impact on their decisions. As families attempt to navigate this often stressful process, few consider trying to negotiate tuition to receive a greater financial aid package. In fact, most families don’t know that financial aid packages can be negotiated.
The challenges that students are facing as they engage in virtual and socially distanced learning environments are unprecedented. Students are expected to be comfortable working with new technology, and be flexible as new situations develop. But they’re not the only ones having to adapt. Professors are facing a learning curve as well. Professors want to help….
There are many factors that go into recruiting student athletes, and multiple factors that student athletes consider when they pursue college athletic opportunities. Students need to consider their options and to make sense of their athletic and academic goals when looking for opportunities to be student athletes in college.
Marlene Kern Fischer, the brilliant blogger behind Thoughts from Aisle 4 and author of Gained a Daughter But Nearly Lost My Mind: How I Planned a Backyard Wedding During a Pandemic shares her perspectives on parenting.
This fall, college students embarked on a new reality of college life. Now, many college students are concerned about potential challenges they could face if and when they return to campus for the spring college semester. Going out of their way to quash the virus before it could spread, schools, like Colgate University, Dartmouth College, […]
As your child grows, there are many ways that you can foster a love of books and reading. Here are 5 suggestions: