to Basics Learning Dynamics
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Advice from the Experts
exactly are study skills? If your
child has struggled in school,
this is likely a catch phrase
that has been bandied about by
well-meaning teachers and administrators,
but never fully explained.
skills are simply a collection
of techniques that children can
use to become more successful
in school, and ultimately, in
life. Best of all, study skills
can be learned. So take heart!
your child needs to get organized.
Sounds simple? For some children,
organization is intuitive. For
others – those who lose
completed homework in the depths
of a chaotic locker or repeatedly
forget upcoming assignments –
getting organized appears overwhelming.
parents can help: Organization
starts with establishing a daily
routine for your child. Setting
up a dedicated work area and keeping
supplies close at hand can make
a dramatic difference for kids
who have a hard time getting started.
a “work system” is
also a key component. Whether
it’s a three ring binder
for all homework, a list for upcoming
tests, or a computer system with
backup for projects -- the system
that works best is the system
that fits your child.
time management needs to be improved.
How many of us have a child that
is chronically running late –
consistently underestimating the
amount of time needed for everything
from getting ready in the morning
to walking home from a friend’s
house? Or a child who takes on
so many projects or activities
that they are all completed hastily
– or sometimes, not at all?
parents can help: Improving time
management means learning two
important concepts: setting goals
and planning ahead.
your child set the goal –
maybe handing in a report one
day early for extra credit. Then
take that goal and plan ahead.
How much work needs to be done
each night in order to complete
the task? Ask your child, “What
happens if you have another commitment
during the allotted time?”
If your child builds in fail-safes
you’ll avoid the all too
– but I need poster board!”
up a calendar is another easy
way to keep track of completion
goals. And, posting the calendar
in a highly visible spot stops
procrastinators from “forgetting”
about upcoming deadlines.
there are specialized study skills
– like note taking tips,
learning how to make an outline,
or reading for meaning -- that
can all be incredibly helpful,
especially as your child reaches
increasingly challenging high
school and college level work.
parents can help: If your child
is still struggling in school,
despite improved organization
and time management, many schools
teach very specific strategies,
with emphasis on elements such
as review and repetition, mnemonic
devices, word association, charting
and visual emphasis.
About the Author:
Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. is President
and Director of Back to Basics
Learning Dynamics, Inc., the area
leader in 1-on-1 tutoring and
small group instruction for children
and adults since 1985. Back to
Basics is also a Department of
Education approved private school
for K-12, Business and Trade School
for adults and supplier of translating
and interpreting services for
schools, businesses and government.
Email Beverly at beverly [at]
her at (302) 594-0754 or visit
on the web at www.backtobasicslearning.com.