While there is a great deal in the literature about helping struggling students and providing interventions for everything from physical to learning disabilities, there is relatively little on the topic of engaging students effectively. But what does engagement mean? Does it mean simply keeping the students awake enough in the classroom to absorb some of … Continue reading “How to Challenge Students Effectively”
Month: January 2018
Research Studies – Effective Studying and Reading Strategies
2017 was a year filled with interesting and informative educational research. Two areas of particular interest are in the creation of both effective studying and effective reading strategies to assist students in the learning process. When asked about an upcoming test, students often overestimate how prepared they really are, and they frequently study less for … Continue reading “Research Studies – Effective Studying and Reading Strategies”
Can You Read Poetry Efficiently?
When people are learning how to become more efficient and effective readers, the subject of poetry often comes up. For most people, poetry seems a laborious read, one filled with hard-to-pronounce words, complex themes, and structures that appear to embrace subvocalization rather than eschew it. In truth, can you read these works efficiently? The answer … Continue reading “Can You Read Poetry Efficiently?”
What You Read to Children is as Important as Reading Itself
We’ve discussed numerous times on this blog how important it is to read to and with children of all ages. A recent study, originally published on theconversation.com and printed in today’s edition of The Washington Post‘s Health and Science section, discusses the idea that the content of what you read, even to children only six-months … Continue reading “What You Read to Children is as Important as Reading Itself”