Fifty Nifty Ways to Help Your Child Become a Better Learner

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Philip Johnson PhD, Jan 1, 2004 - Education, Elementary - 130 pages
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Parental involvement in the learning process can make a crucial difference in a child's life. But parents often lack the skills to help their child beyond learning the school curriculum. Fifty Nifty Ways presents a different approach, and offers fifty proven techniques and principles on how parents and educators can help the child become a life-long learner. Learning how to learn is a dynamic and exciting method in which children process knowledge into real understanding and become independent thinkers.
 

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Contents

What This Handbook is Not About
5
How to Use This Handbook
6
Why Learning to Learn is Crucial
7
Roles
10
Suggestions for How to Help your Child Become a Learner
14
Get the Focus on Learning as a Process The How of learning
16
Asking Good Questions
17
Mathematics and Science as Learning to Learn
19
Support Your Childs Projects
73
Field Trips
75
Study Skills
78
Learning to Learn Citizenship
81
Dealing With One Size Fits All Education
83
Be Your Own Teacher
86
Writing a Journal
87
Cause and Effect
89

Model Learning Yourself
22
Learning Other Than In School
23
No Child Left Behind The Federal Role
24
Rewards
26
Grades and Report Cards
27
Celebrate Curiosity
31
Emotions in Learning
33
Figure it Out
36
Learning to Learn and Computers
37
Relationships in Learning to Learn
42
Learning to Learn SelfReliance
44
Be a Discriminating Learner
46
Learning About Decision Making and Choices
49
Involvement in Planning Learning
55
Using the EAT Model
57
Case Studies
62
Role Play Role Reversal
64
Teamwork
65
Learn to Learn and Gender
67
Research methods
69
Questionnaires
72
Puzzles
91
From the Philosophers
92
How to Relate to Peers
94
Formation of Values
95
A Sense of Responsibility
98
Flexibility or Fundamentalism?
100
Listening
102
CompetitionCooperation
104
FeedbackEvaluation
106
Systems Thinking
108
Vocational Education as Learning to Learn
112
Reading
113
Motivation
116
Outlining
118
Parents Expectations
120
Support for Teachers
122
Help Your Child to be an Independent Thinker
123
Planning
126
Develop Your Own
129
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