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Learning

Patricia Porter

What’s the best way to teach kids how to read?

    Here we go again. There is a BIG discussion in education circles about the best way to teach kids to read.   The debate is an old one wrapped up in new language.  Instead of the terms Phonics v. Whole language educators are now using the terms Structured Literacy v. Three-cueing system. Same old

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Patricia Porter

Change homework stress to homework success in one easy step.

I hear it all the time – “He just won’t listen to me” “I have to spend hours helping with homework, I am exhausted” “I have to show my child what to do.  What are teachers doing?” “I have tried everything but nothing seems to work” “Some of the assignments just don’t make sense” “I

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Patricia Porter

How to help kids recover from a year of on-line learning.

Kids have been having a hard time. During the pandemic they have been both isolated and restricted in what they can do. They have had limited access to friends and space to move. They have become stressed and tired. They spend less time outdoors and more time on screens. They worry about falling behind at

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Patricia Porter

How to give your child the secret ingredient to success – grit

  “Why do most individuals make use of only a small percentage of their resources, whereas a few exceptional individuals push themselves to their limits? Why do some individuals accomplish more than others of equal intelligence? One personal quality that is shared by most high achieving and successful people is grit. Grit may be the

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What will schools do now?
Patricia Porter

How to handle education’s ‘new normal’

The pandemic has changed how children learn.  For very good reasons on-line learning has become a ‘thing’. Most students have experienced some form of on-line learning – some for the first time.   Many teachers have had to create on-line and in-class lessons.  Parents have become more involved and engaged in children’s’ learning.  It has all

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