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“If we are raising the academic standards for our children, then exercise needs to increase as well.” —Alexis Wooten, fifth grade teacher Alexis Wooten is a middle school teacher who was interviewed for The Learning Habit case studies. Her interview, along with hundreds of others, appear in The Learning Habit, published next week by Perigee. The book is based… Read More
Are personal goals important for success in school? The concept of children having personal goals—for academics and for other important areas of their lives—has been a subject of interest for Dr. Lori Desautels, Professor at Marian University. In an August 19, 2014 article for Edutopia she writes about the importance of having children make an emotional attachment to their goals. Let’s… Read More
Should Parents Volunteer in the Classroom? As children head back to school, many parents are wondering if they should volunteer in their child’s classroom. Last week, I enjoyed reading Amanda Ripley’s piece, A Short List of Things that Do Not Explain Our Educational Mediocrity. It identified five hotly debated topics on which educators… Read More
In The Learning Habit, I’ve identified strategies that both parents and educators can use to help children achieve their goals. Sometimes the way we reward and negotiate with children just needs to be reviewed. The Habit of Limiting Consumption Media for children means setting specific, regular times that recreational media use can occur in the… Read More
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Dr. Robert M. PressmanDirector of research for the New England Center of Pediatric Psychology, board certified in Family Psychology
Rebecca JacksonNeuropsychological Educator, Speaker, and Co-Author of The Learning Habit
Stephanie Donaldson-PressmanFamily Therapist, Lecturer, and Co-Author of The Learning Habit
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