As your child matures into an independent student, he or she will continue to refine those all-important study skills. Throughout school, students employ a variety of tools when studying, however, what works for one student may not for another.
In today’s complex world, it is not just important, but imperative that children learn to think critically—and not just learn to memorize facts and figures. Although there is a lot of information at every grade that children need to learn—the mechanics of reading and writing, mathematics, science and much more—it is essential for young learners to gain plenty of practice reasoning, questioning assumptions, considering the logic of various ideas and solving problems independently.
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As a student, part of the process of becoming a better writer is learning to revise one’s written work. Huntington encourages parents to work with their children on revising their written work—and to talk with them about what revising actually means.
A student’s life is very full. Much of the day is spent at school, but there’s a lot to fit in after the bell rings too—like studying, homework, extracurricular activities, dinner and sleep. A time management system is essential so that children can make the most of every hour and fit in everything they want and need to do. What exactly should that system entail?
Daydreamer. Curious. Lost in thought. Imaginative. If a teacher has used any or all of these descriptions when talking about your child, you probably want to know what you should do to nurture your child’s inner intellect while still keeping him or her on task. After all, learning, exploring and being engaged with subject matter are important for any student, but so is the ability to see tasks through to completion.
Whether students grow up to become historians or business people, lawyers or teachers, the ability to write is critically important. “While there is great value in being able to craft a story, nonfiction writing is that practical skill that people will need throughout their entire lives,” says Co-Founder and CEO Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center. “We regularly remind our students at Huntington that one day, they will write memos and business proposals, emails and blog posts. It’s important that children hone their craft while they are students, because nonfiction writing is certain to be one of their most essential skills.”
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As every parent knows, time management is an essential aptitude that students must have to be successful. At the core of good time management skills, however, is the ability to prioritize: to rank tasks from most to least important. Children who are capable of prioritizing their to-dos are at an advantage in several important ways: