Category: Types of support

Types of support

Patricia Porter

Discover the support your child needs to succeed

I had asked the wrong question – again! I was carrying out research for the BCTF by asking groups of parents how the school could help them help their child learn.  I wanted to write a pamphlet that could be shared with all schools so that they could help parents help their kids. But the

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Patricia Porter

Three simple, easy to use, ways to make a difference

The summer is here.  The pressure of on-line learning has either disappeared or lessened.  Now is the perfect time to set the scene for learning – to do the things that increase your child’s learning ability so that he or she is ready for school.  (In BC where I live schools are going back in

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Patricia Porter

Do you know what you are teaching your child?

Every day in every way you are teaching your child.  You may not know that you are doing this, you may not be aware you are doing it, but you are! Every time your child sees you doing something, anything, you are showing your child that what you are doing is important. Every time your

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Patricia Porter

5 Ways to make the most of summer.

Summer is here and the lessons that had been set by teachers, either in class or on line, are no longer part of your child’s life.  Children are no longer expected to learn and complete schoolwork.   The long weeks of the summer break beckon. Not having to learn new things and do new work comes

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Patricia Porter

What makes a good learner?

As a teacher of students who were struggling to learn I had one question. Why do some children learn more easily than others? I knew that it had nothing to do with a child’s intelligence because some of the slow learners I worked with were very bright –  just not ‘school bright’.  By ‘school bright’

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