Teachers today are fortunate to have access to a wealth of scientifically based research into what works when teaching children to read. Learn what works for different age groups.
What advice can neuroscience offer a parent who would like to prepare their child to be successful in school, career and life? Probably the most important advice is that success is a relative term that each parent must decide how to define.
Did you ever know someone that others referred to as a “brain”? It is a term most commonly used in a school environment referring to a top student. Often the “brain” did not seem to have to work hard at school; he or she was viewed as naturally intelligent, knowledgeable in many subjects, liked by teachers and admired by fellow students. Did you ever wonder how that person got that way?
The time your child spends living with you is critical to the shape of his brain for the rest of his life. You actually have a great deal of control over your child’s “brain power” by building the brain’s super highway system and then paving the highways and byways that will allow your child to select among a variety of adult vocations and live a fulfilling life.