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Learning

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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Patricia Porter

On-line learning: your questions answered.

Parents have asked me many questions during my teaching career. Questions about their child’ progress or lack of it.  Questions about the school system.  Questions about learning and behavioral issues they are trying to handle. All good questions. Here are some of the questions I have been asked and the answers that go with them. 

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Patricia Porter

  How to change the world

There are many ways to change the world. You might become president of the USA, run a successful socially minded business, save the whales. To change the world you don’t need power and influence. You need to defeat ignorance. One charity defeats ignorance by using the most powerful change agent there is – woman. It

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5 ways to stop procrastination before it starts

Starting something, anything, is hard. How often have you hit the snooze button so you could put off starting your day for a few more minutes? It is easier to procrastinate than to start a task. Covid-19 restrictions are creating a world where everyone lacks the energy and enthusiasm they need to get work done.

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Patricia Porter

The #1 way to develop your child’s thinking skills

Ask the right question Asking questions is an overlooked and underrated way to help children learn.  Asking good questions takes thought and time but it is a skill well worth practicing. Asking the right questions can help your children develop foundational learning skills, especially those of language and curiosity. Good questions can also help develop

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Patricia Porter

Motivation: The only way that works! Guaranteed!

There is only one way to help kids who are unmotivated.  Despite what others say. Read on to find out what it is. I have just read an article that I thought might teach me something.  It was titled ’10 Ways to Motivate your Child’.  ‘Wow’ I thought, maybe there are some ways that I

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