Science Says: Best Ways to Study

Learning How Best to Learn The value in understanding the best ways to study is so that our children can learn to “study smart” rather than “study hard”. Instead of spending weeks using an ineffective study method to learn something they will forget in a month, isn’t it better to know how to learn how to study soContinue reading “Science Says: Best Ways to Study”

Learning Methods: Spaced Learning – Increasing Retention of Information

Continuing on from: Making learning count for our children… Another method of teaching that has been found to increase retention of information learned is Spaced Learning. What is Spaced Learning? Bottom Line Performance explained it very succinctly: Spaced learning is a training technique that involves three 15-20 minute training or learning sessions with two 10-minute breaksContinue reading “Learning Methods: Spaced Learning – Increasing Retention of Information”

How Do We Learn – Making it Count for Our Children

Since we decided to send the boys to school, as opposed to homeschooling them, I have eased off considerably on our extra-curricular home activities. We still work together on stuff from time to time, but it is usually very flexible. Given the long hours Aristotle has at school (finishing at 3:30 if he has after schoolContinue reading “How Do We Learn – Making it Count for Our Children”