Learning How to Learn

One of the most important lessons that a child can learn is HOW to learn. Unfortunately, that is a subject not usually consigned to a particular grade or subject. Consequently, many students do not receive the study skills that can enhance not only their acquisition of knowledge but also their self-confidence.

One of the major differences between mediocre academic performance and stellar accomplishment is the ability to organize information appropriately. The more a student employs a study strategy, the more proficient he will become at it. Children who learn how to study early are able to apply and enhance their study skills as they progress through school when the material becomes more challenging. Time management becomes an increasingly difficut problem as students reach middle school, when classes are compartmenalized. Teachers often assign work independently, unaware of assignments that colleagues may expect. By high school, the problem reaches a critical point. In addition to school work, teens are trying to juggle extra-curricular activities and part-time jobs.

One glimpse into a backpack may reveal a great deal. Loose, unfiled papers, trash, food, and clothing indicate physical and mental clutter that spills into other areas. Parents complain that their children’s rooms are disaster areas.

Organizing takes both time and effort but yields a high reward. Once students have the tools and employ them regularly, they can experience significant changes in their lives. These include higher grades, more self confidence, better family interactions, and more leisure time. At Handle Associates, we can help. Contact me to learn how to help your child grab the HANDLE on the door to success!

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