The final step is to teach our students how to learn. There is a difference between memorizing and learning. As students move from grade to grade and eventually university, the expectations for their work product increase. Students cannot meet expectations if they are memorizing facts. There are scientifically-backed strategies to learning and integrating knowledge. This knowledge is not only critical for academic success but for future work life as well. Amazingly, students spend less time studying once these strategies are adopted and integrated.
School is really not easy these days. Many students have been out of school for a long time because of the pandemic, and the continued disruptions and anxieties are still breaking the flow of normal learning. What can parents do to help their children thrive and excel in school, particularly during these challenging and anxiety-provoking times?
To address this, we started a new series called ‘5 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Children Thrive and Excel In School.” In this interview series, we are talking to teachers, principals, education experts, and successful parents to learn from their insights and experience.
As a part of this interview series, I had the pleasure to interview Joy Gandell.
Joy is a certified critical life skills, parenting, and learning coach, speaker, and advocate who helps people overcome their daily life obstacles to achieve the goals and objectives they set for themselves. She is the creator of the Being With Joy processes that help you conquer your critical life skills challenges to live an easier, happier, self-regulated, and satisfying life. She advocates for pediatric cancer at the federal level and neurodiversity in school and work. Helping you move from frustration to liberation.