Growth Mindset: 3 Spectacular Mistakes That Will Help Your Child Study Better

Actions some parents and teachers view as mistakes may actually be learning experiences that can help children learn and improve grades and test scores.

Did you know that making mistakes is great for young learners? This may fly in the face of what you remember from your own days in the classroom, but mistakes are actually helpful to the learning process. Students don’t learn without stretching themselves, and that means they will struggle. But what can be a frustrating error on the surface can be turned into a teachable moment.

Here are three so-called “mistakes” that are, in reality, spectacular opportunities to improve the learning process. All three of these can help students improve their visual analysis and study skills. Continue reading “Growth Mindset: 3 Spectacular Mistakes That Will Help Your Child Study Better”

How to Create a Productive Study Space for Your Child

Want to help your child succeed in school? Create a productive study space at home. Your study space should be stocked with supplies and set up thoughtfully to promote learning and critical thinking.

Did you know that studying is different from homework?

Often, these two ideas end up intertwined, when they’re actually very different. Homework is an extension of classwork, often due within a set time. It’s assigned by the instructor and once finished it is turned in.

Studying, on the other hand, occurs when students review specific skills and concepts that they will be tested on. While homework is an exercise in practicing these skills, studying is the act of reviewing them. Studying often isn’t attached to a specific assignment (though it can be). Continue reading “How to Create a Productive Study Space for Your Child”