Your brain, just like your heart or your lungs or your biceps, is a muscle, and becomes stronger when it is used regularly. You may be familiar with exercises that strengthen your biceps, or workouts that keep your heart strong, but you may not be as familiar with ..
There is a fascinating graphic floating around the Internet that really puts the importance of nightly reading into perspective: It explains that students who read for 20 minutes a day will come in contact with over 1,800,000 words by the end of the school year. A student ..
When it comes to giving your child the help he/she needs to be successful in math, some parents have no idea where to start. Most parents haven’t stepped foot inside a math classroom in years, and can become easily overwhelmed not only by trying to teach their child ..
We often talk of memory as an entity: a thing like a kidney or lung or heart. To make our understanding easier, many of us picture it as discrete little packets of information filed away in neat little compartments in our brain. Memory certainly does not exist in ..
My student is not revising topics covered in previous sessions. I have stressed the importance of consistent revision but I’m not sure the best way to make him revise. Here are some ideas: Typically students won’t revise on their own. This is true for a variety ..
My student seems to forget a lot of content needed for tests. Especially when there is a long time between the test and when topics were actually learnt. How can I prepare her for tests so she doesn’t forget things previously learnt? Generally speaking, to maintain ..
One of my students tends to understand a topic one week but forgets most of it the next. Should I administer more regular homework so concepts I teach in class are not forgotten? Homework is quite a specific matter. While some students are open to it ..