Category Archives: Learning Support

Finals Stress

Stress Relievers For Finals Week

Finals week looms large in the minds of high school students, and stress levels often soar as the semester comes to a close.  Students work hard to manage the pressure of performing on cumulative exams and completing end of term projects.  Anxiety may rise for high achievers who want to perform their best, as well as students who are struggling to master the course material and are trying to catch up.

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The Importance Of Reading Fluency

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In preschool through second grade, most schools place a lot of emphasis on developing pre-reading and reading skills.  By third grade, however, the focus typically shifts from learning to read to reading to learn.  By this age, and throughout the rest of their school careers, students are expected to use their reading skills to learn and understand academic content in all areas, from science and social studies, to music, art, and even math.  Through fluent reading, students also learn the more complex areas of language and communication skills, including spelling, grammar, and vocabulary.  To effectively and efficiently absorb content in all of these areas, children must not only know the mechanics of reading, but be able to read fluently.
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Six Secrets That Foster Enthusiastic Learning

Children acquire information through natural experiences and directed learning in school. When encouraged, children develop the belief that they can be successful, apply themselves, and enjoy the discovery process. Research routinely concludes that there is a positive correlation between family involvement and student success. Parental attitudes influence student motivation, self-concept, and school achievement. In other words, what parents do, say, and think helps to shape and inspire student academic motivation. By focusing on the following 6 principals, you can help your child become an engaged and enthusiastic learner.

  • family readingValue Learning. When parents explicitly express their belief about the value of learning, children model this attitude. Tell your children that school and learning are important because it increases their knowledge base, develops basic skills, fosters personal growth, and builds their future.

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