‘Homework’ Blog Posts
The school year is well established, in fact, it is half over. How can parents make the most of the rest of the school year and give their child the homework help they need? Let’s re-evaluate how things are going in school. For example, is it a good year or a frustrating year? Are your children spending time every night on homework? Is it taking up the whole night?
Parent-teacher conferences come around several times a year. This is the perfect time for you to check in and see how your child is doing. Have your kids been turning in their homework? Are they working during class time? Are your kids struggling with their homework? Do your kids like school? So many questions!
Kids need to feel like they belong, can contribute, and are needed. They also need to feel confident, have a sense of achievement, respect of self and others. Completing and turning in homework gives that sense of accomplishment. It improves one’s self-esteem.
Developing executive function is a key benefit of homework. Kids can and do learn these skills with short 15 minute assignments. They don’t get burned out or hate school if the total homework only takes 15 minutes. The detriment of homework comes in when daily homework is longer than that.
Homework is something most students deal with if not on a daily basis, then a weekly basis. Homework time can be a lot easier using tips, strategies, and specific tools. Watch the video for some practical tips to help make your evenings a lot smoother and give you back your sanity.
A great game to play at home and to improve your math skills is the Math Zone. Kids happily do more math with the game than if you give them a workbook to work in. I played The Math Zone with one of my students just the other day and we shot a video of it so you’d know what it is like.
One thing to consider when you are spending a long time on homework every night is the sleep your child is getting. Are your kids getting enough sleep? You may even wonder why I’m asking about your child’s sleep. But sleep does have a huge impact on learning as well as homework? Studies show that there is a direct link between getting enough sleep and higher grades.
Homework Help: Why do so many kids struggle with math, especially algebra? Teachers often move fast in math to cover the curriculum. Unfortunately kids don’t always have each concept solid before they have to move on to the next concept. Math just keeps getting harder. Kids that struggle with algebra never got a solid foundation […]
Need Homework Help? Do You Have Homework Issues? Homework Wars? Homework Struggles? Homework problems are very common. In fact, I think it would be fair to say that most parents at one time or another need to give homework help to their kids. This is whether your child is gifted, has an identified learning disability, […]
Bonnie Ever since I informed my daughter’s teacher that we suspect she has ADHD and that she is on a waiting list to have tests done, her teacher seems to be worse with her rather than more understanding. In fact, she no longer has time for her. She’s constantly shouting at my daughter now for struggling with […]
I have had such an overwhelming response from last night’s call; I am truly humbled. “We’ve already done some of the exercises you told us about. My kids thought they were fun! I just wish we had found you before we had spent thousands of dollars.” Kathy G “I like that I can use this for all of […]
Parents Are Tuning in and Giving Their Children A 2 To 4 Year Learning Advantage In Reading, Writing And Math In Just 20 Minutes A Day! The disturbing realization that your child is struggling at school, followed by frustration of not knowing why, and the “is there anything you can do about it” often leads […]
“FACT – Some Parents Are Giving Their Children A 2 To 4 Year Learning Advantage In Reading, Writing And Math In Just 20 Minutes A Day!” The alarming realization that your child is struggling at school, followed by frustration of not knowing why, and the “is there anything you can do about it” often leads […]
This comment was just left by trexpaddock after viewing the following video. I wanted to go into more detail for you on this post. It is difficult to tell if you don’t understand learning disabilities well, or are just ‘dumbing down’ the material to the point it becomes confused. Hi Trexpaddock, I do try to […]
Bonnie Terry Learning – Review of The Comprehension Zone: Rocket Rap This review is difficult for me to write because this product had such a dramatic and positive effect for one of our children. It has been an answer to prayer, a break-through for our child who has struggled with auditory comprehension for years. I am […]
Parents often ask me what they can do to help their kids improve their math skills. One of the most important things to do when trying to improve any skills, whether they are math skills, reading skills, or writing skills is to help your kids dissolve their fear of math, reading, or writing. This is […]
Do you wonder if there is a way to help your child improve their reading skills? Listen to what Sara Hathaway had to say about the difference Bonnie Terry’s Products made with her son. Hope this is helpful. Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET
Just wanted to let you know… Bonnie Terry Learning Receives 2009 Best of Auburn Award U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 — Bonnie Terry Learning has been selected for the 2009 Best of Auburn Award in the Tutoring School category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA […]
Hello, I’m interested in a couple of your products. Regarding the Spelling Sense book 1, what ages is this appropriate for? How are the words arranged and how many do you give weekly? I have tried a word family approach with my 9 year old ( just turned 9). He’ll do fine for that week […]
I am always amazed at how many parents have asked me about how to address their kids writing problems. Writing problems usually occur at one time or another whether you have dyslexia, an identified learning disability, or are even gifted. I think it is safe to say that at one time or another every student […]
When I am working with a student who needs help learning how to write a sentence, to improve his sentence writing or to improve his grammar the first thing I do is pull out my Sentence Zone game. This is because it is a hands on game with color-coded cards. Their retention of what I’m […]
Whether you have dyslexia, a learning disability, ADHD, or are just struggling with reading comprehension, it is due to one, two, or all three causes of comprehension. Understanding the underlying cause of the comprehension problem is important because you do different things to address the different problems. So, view the video to understand the causes […]
What do you do when homework time is a struggle? Practical tips to help make your evenings a lot smoother and give you back your sanity. More on reading, writing, and math help.