Tracing With The Index Finger Aids in Learning Information

How each student learns varies from individual to individual. Some learn better by seeing information, some by hearing it presented, while others learn best when combining the two modes. For students to acquire new skills and be able to use them as foundations for more new learned information, practice is used to achieve this objective.… Read more »

Mathematics Education Thoughts – Part 1

This is the first in a series of pieces about math education designed to provoke a discussion. As tutors, we have formed an opinion about the thrust of the dominant paradigm of mathematics education in local schools. Time and time again we witness students whose capacity to “perform” in mathematics exceeds their actual learning. They… Read more »

6 Ways To Jumpstart Social Emotional Skills For Learning

We have previously written about Social-Emotional Learning skills, introducing them here, discussing their importance here, and suggesting ways to promote them here. Today we add to that discussion by suggesting 6 practical strategies to improve this critical battery of skills. Remember: Social Emotional Skills Matter There is a growing awareness of how social and emotional… Read more »

Why We Emphasize Written Language

QWERTY Education Services began as “QWERTY Writing Center.” From our inception, we recognized and prioritized the importance of written language in developing not only competent students, but in helping people to acquire a mechanism for affecting the world around them. Writing skills begin developing at quite a young age, so when a child takes a… Read more »

[Strategy]: 7 Organizational Hacks For Your Grade Schooler

Organizational skills often times need to be directly taught and modeled for your child. Improving organizational skills will improve your child’s overall executive function skills. Here’s a quick guide to get you started: Break big projects into smaller steps Keep a family calendar Make daily checklists Picture the day Categorize, label and sort Recognize “wants”… Read more »

Fidgeting Part 2: It’s Good For You!

We’ve written before about how fidgeting, often viewed negatively, can actually be beneficial to the ADHD learner. Additional recent news articles report that fidgeting may be good for your health in general.  This is good news for those that fidget. Scientists believe it is a human’s way of dealing with the transition from the super-active… Read more »