How to teach children to learn-Woodmam

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Use specific props and visual aids, even more so when dealing with complex issues.

Examples include.

1. use timelines when teaching history and 3-D spatial models when teaching science.

2. use diagrams to illustrate hierarchical relationships, such as the various branches of government and the subordinate agencies of each branch.

Editor's view.

Parents should not leave their children's learning entirely in the hands of teachers, but only be a sidekick and a chaperone; after all, teachers have limited energy and cannot take care of every student; learn more scientific ways of thinking, such as mind maps, and introduce their own learning experiences to their children; use more physical or computer simulated props to help their children solve learning problems.

Continue to give students opportunities to do hands-on work and test.

Examples include.

1. do a simple science experiment, such as exploring the relationship between flames and oxygen. What happens to a flame when you try to blow it out from a distance? (If you do not blow it out, the flame becomes briefly brighter because it gets more oxygen to fuel its combustion.) If you cover the flame with a bottle, what happens?

2. Have students dip wicks into wax to make candles, use a simple loom to make clothes, bake bread, fix models by hand, or do some other craft activity so they can experience the everyday work people did in the early days of industrial development.

Editor's view.

Parents need to pay attention to what their children usually learn, let the child hands-on and test, do not necessarily have to tell the child the principle, just that he can do, because many knowledge learning is unconsciously perception learned. For example, the force of action and reaction, the principle of leverage and other knowledge, everywhere in life, let your child to observe these phenomena, to operate a little, no need to explain tediously.

Make sure that your explanations and the reading materials you provide to your students are short and structured.

For example

1. divide the story or book into short, logical chapters for students to read, and then assign longer reading tasks once they have the appropriate skills.

2. explain the story in steps, giving children a chance to practice after each step.

Editor's opinion.

In fact, many of the world's most famous cartoons, children's picture books or storybooks were made by fathers or mothers to educate their children, such as the author of Father and Son, E. O. Braun, who committed suicide in prison in 1944 because of Nazi persecution, wrote in his suicide note: "...... I drew for Germany ...... and hope to bring him (his son Christian) up. With a happy smile, I go."

Although, most parents do not have the ability to create independently for their children, they do have the ability to choose. Since many current storybooks, especially history books, are not necessarily suitable for their children due to the different perspectives of the adapters. Therefore, parents who can adapt them themselves to incorporate things their children encounter in their daily lives and incorporate the ideas they want to convey to their children will usually receive better results. If the child then gives the parents his or her own perspective, it will help to improve co-reading comprehension skills.

Use familiar examples to explain complex ideas.

For example.

1. compare the lives of the characters in the story to the child's life. For example, if the story is about children who are punished by their teacher for grabbing other children's toys, ask the child after the story is told, "How would you feel if your toy was grabbed?" "Would you want to be punished if you were punished for not listening to your teacher?"

2. When children are learning addition and subtraction, you can have them set out the dishes by number when they have guests at home, or you can have them count in sections and count how many steps there are on each floor when they go up and down the stairs.

Editor's opinion.

The most important way of thinking is to learn by example, not only for adults, but also for children. What parents need to teach children is not the answer to a question, but the process of thinking.

So, when a child is not doing well at school, such as failing a test or having a conflict with a child, parents should not rush to preach, but instead think back to some of the stories they have shared with them and help them use the story to think about solutions on their own.

Provide opportunities for children to group and categorize complex objects or ideas in progressively more complex ways.

Examples include.

1. show children pieces of paper with different sentences written on them and ask them to connect the sentences into paragraphs.

2. Compare human body systems to other systems, such as brains and computers, hearts and pumps.

3. divides the story into parts, from general to specific - author, story, characters, plot, theme, place, and time.

Editor's view.

The learning process is gradual, and if children have difficulty understanding a problem, it is not always related to their level of attentiveness; nor is it necessary for one's child to get right a question that other children can get right, because every child is different.

Therefore, when a child encounters a learning or life problem, divide the problem into different steps that he or she can understand, and guide him or her to think and understand little by little, so that the complex problem can be made simple.

Ask questions that require logical analysis and systematic thinking.

For example.

1. discuss open-ended questions to stimulate your child's thinking. If "Are brains and minds the same thing?" "How should cities deal with stray animals?" "What is the largest number?"

2. Use pictures related to sports or photos of times of crisis (Red Cross relief activities in disasters, victims of poverty or war, elderly people in need of assistance, etc.) to stimulate discussion on how to solve the problem.

Editor's view.

By having frequent open-ended discussions with children rather than mechanical questions and answers, they will be more than willing to communicate with their parents in such a way, and parents can facilitate their learning and thinking by doing so.

For example, Socrates, one of the "Three Sages of Ancient Greece" (he and his student Plato, and Plato's student Aristotle), created the "Socratic Method" in the form of a question-and-answer session between teachers and students, so it is also called The "Socratic Method" is also called the "Question and Answer Method".

When Socrates taught students to acquire a certain concept, he did not tell them the concept directly, but first asked them questions and let them answer them.

This kind of heuristic teaching method helps to make children think independently and is a very effective way to exercise thinking skills. Therefore, parents should free themselves from the shackles of searching for standard answers and communicate more with their children through such question and answer methods to inspire their thoughts, instead of complaining about test-based education on one side, but still using it to require their children.

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