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Patricia Porter

Three problems – one simple solution- will it work for you?

  I meet many students with different learning problems – but the all have the same simple solution.  Could it be the solution to your child’s learning problems?   Check out these three – true – stories and discover how easy it can be to overcome learning problems. Story #1 Marianne was worried about her son. 

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Patricia Porter

Will your child benefit from online learning?

Who benefits from online learning? During the pandemic most schools moved to on-line learning.  This was seen as being the least worst option to help students keep up with their work. Many students found it difficult to adapt to this new form of schooling and their grades suffered as a result. But some children thrived

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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

Six things to remember as you read your child’s report card.

School – such as it was – is out for the summer and your child has got an end-of-year report on their progress during the last year. Did you understand it?  Many parents tell me that they can’t understand what the report means and complain that it doesn’t give them information they can use. I

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Patricia Porter

Is your child underachieving?  Why you need to know.

  No one knows how many children are underachieving but it is estimated that more than 25% of students could do better! That is a large number of students who are not reaching their learning potential. Underachievement can lead to children seeing themselves as failures and placing self-imposed limits on what they can achieve in

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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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