There are many children who struggle in math. As parents and educators, it is important to find a teaching method that works for the children we are teaching. If what we are doing is not working, it is important to try different methods that children can understand. Kathleen Cotter Lawler says that if you have been giving your child flashcards and worksheets, and that is not working, don’t keep doing the same thing! This leads to frustration and an increased dislike for math.
Listen to the podcast here. Educator, Her mother was the founder of Right start mathematics Mother of 4, Masters in Management and Dr. Joan A. Cotter’s daughter. She is a mathematician and Kathleen learned from her mother’s methods. Her younger brother struggled in Math, and her parents wanted to test their methods; they tested them on Kathleen. She created games that she then wrote down and used to start her work. Dr. Cotter had Kathleen and her sister play math card games t
Writing fiction is a skill and an art. Here are some ideas for anyone who wants to be a better writer, and ideas for parents to encourage young writers. 1. Capture ideas when they come. Inspiration can come from many sources, so be ready to write down ideas in a notebook, an app on your phone or even just a scrap of paper. 2. Get inspired. Inspiration can come from many sources. Read books, watch movies, really listen to the lyrics in songs. Conversations with friends can giv
Listen to the Podcast here. Show Notes First time author, mother, grew up in southern Utah, 4 brothers, 1 sister, SUU Bachelors degree, didn’t study writing, early childhood development Stay at home mom 3 kids At age 26, wanted something for herself Loves to read Thought she might like to try writing Had done journaling and writing a blog Started writing in 2012 Writes young adult contemporary romance and adult clean romance Protect my heart is her first published book about
Carol Gary is a homeschool expert who has worked with parent-educators to train them about teaching their children. I had a conversation with Carol Gary about the four styles of learners. As she explained each one, I saw examples in each of my children’s styles of learning. It’s important to understand these learning styles so that you can tailor your teaching methods to children in a way that they can best understand. When we are able to reach a child in this way, true learn
Listen to the podcast here. Show Notes: Carol was raised in Arizona On a career track Wanted to be the one to raise her kid, stayed home with them Researcher Appreciates school choice Mother to two kids, age 13 and 15 Did a lot of reading about learning styles- can be labels in a limited way Learning styles are like love languages Four learning styles: Moving: “outside the box,” creative, being involved physically, variety of ways information can be delivered, not organized S