I strongly suggest getting a copy of Putting the Heart Back into Teaching because it is a wonderful guide for home schooling parents and it covers so much of the CORE basics which so many parent teachers tend to forget, or sadly, not ever fully understand. A second "must have" would be
Then, quickly read the last paragraph of each chapter as these will be chapter summaries. This will give you the big picture of what the book contains and allow you to assess whether or not this book will meet your reading goal. Finally, read through the book at a very high rate
1) Maths is used daily and all the time. You can note you are always counting or measuring the objects you come in contact with and this is why maths is one of the first subjects introduced to a small child. Maths can be made perfect with basic arithmetic or algebra worksheets.
Regardless if you are trying to review math, science, reading, writing, health, or social studies, your goal should always be to try and create something that will generate desire in the students to actually want to do it. If you can do this, the battle is practically over already. For example, since
Think about this for a moment? How many times has this happened to you in the past? You want to read and learn a complex text. It is overwhelming how much information it contains. You look at the book, and experience an overwhelming feeling of dread as your mind floods with questions.
Next, look at the book`s structure and preview these elements. Most books have jackets or covers which point out some of the features of the book. Look over the title page, preface, introduction, or foreword, chapter headings, chapter subheadings, and index. These elements will give you a sense of the subject matter
Children tend to grasp information and show interest when the activities are colorful. It is not just a whole bunch of text on a piece of paper to bore them. This is why I emphasize that learning can be fun if structured the correct way. I took the pleasure in sharing some
However, caution must be taken into account when review is repeatedly covered in your classroom. You do not want your students to become bored or frustrated with the repetition. Another important point I keep in mind is that I never want this regular math review time to take up and hour of
A growing number of schools is teaching cursive letter formation right from the start. There are a number of advantages to this: Children only have to learn one way to write letters so they get lots more practice in the desired style. Children are not taught `bad` habits that they will have
Most Waldorf students learn to read or write without ANY pressure or anxiety. Most do not need to be "taught" how to read, but learn on their own, naturally and joyfully. The Waldorf school environment is permeated by language and literature and all subjects are presented first through the spoken word. As
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