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Homework Help – Does Music Help or Hurt?

Homework help tip: QUESTION: Is listening to music while studying beneficial in improving memory or detrimental to it? HERE ARE OUR THOUGHTS: Some kids find music relaxing and report that it helps them concentrate and tune out things going around them. HOWEVER, music with lyrics can interfere with memorization, comprehension, and retention, as they study.…
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School Bullying

[dropshadowbox align="none" effect="raised" width="540px" height="auto" background_color="#800080" border_width="1" border_color="#fdd0f9" ]The Bully Free Classroom By Allan L. Beane, PhD [/dropshadowbox] A Great Resource for Classroom Instruction    Here are KEY POINTS taken from The Bully Free Classroom and other sources that we have found helpful: As a classroom teacher, you’re shaping young lives, and you are in…
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Chunking – One of many Memory Strategies

An Interesting Fact about Memory Did you know that that the average adult can hold approximately seven numbers in short- term memory.  Maybe that’s the reason a phone number is seven numbers!   Chunking is one of many good memory strategies to help your child remember.  This is particularly helpful for recalling numbers. For example…
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