Helping bright, disorganized teens
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by Kathy Kuhl
4M ago
by Kathy Kuhl Helping bright, disorganized teens Out-of-the-box thinkers can struggle with organization, tests, deadlines, and more Do you have or know a teen like this not working up to his or her potential? One parent’s question appears below in italics; my comments are in boldface. She wrote: We’re running up against some issues with H (16, 10th grade). He’s extremely bright and standardized tests have backed up our observations on that. He’s rarely scored lower than the 99th percentile on a standardized test.  However, he’s not working up to his potential. I thought there were just ge ..read more
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Nature journals for your out-of-the-box learners
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10M ago
By Kathy Kuhl     Nature journals can give your homeschool just the boost you need. When children keep nature journals, they become more observant. It’s perfect to start anytime and continue whenever you go outdoors or travel–even travel down the street. And it’s easier than it sounds, thanks to some great tools. What are nature journals? A nature journal is a way to record what students notice outdoors. In a notebook, the student can draw or paint what they see in nature and write comments about it. Recording makes us observe more carefully. What colors did you see on that rock? Wha ..read more
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Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids: Book review
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1y ago
by Kathy Kuhl     When I saw that Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids, Eliza Huie’s newest book, had come out this year, I was delighted to see this short, helpful book for parents. This experienced counselor packs a lot of information in a very short book. Eliza Huie takes a broad view of the child: emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual. Her psychological training is evident, yet her style is lucid. She explains the child’s growing  development, needs, and our best responses over their stages of growth. Her chapter titles will give you the practical and holistic flavor of the ..read more
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New course equips parents to homeschool distractible, impulsive kids
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1y ago
by Kathy Kuhl     Homeschooling a child who struggles to focus? A very impulsive teen? A child who cannot sit still? Homeschooling with ADHD or other attention issues isn’t easy, but it can be easier with the new course I launched October 28.    The post New course equips parents to homeschool distractible, impulsive kids appeared first on Learn Differently. New course equips parents to homeschool distractible, impulsive kids was first posted on October 28, 2022 at 6:31 pm. ©2016 "Learn Differently". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not r ..read more
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Demystifying Math Word Problems: Book Review
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2y ago
By Kathy Kuhl, a preview of Math Word Problems from Literature Word problems should be the most practical part of math, answering the perennial question, “What good is this?” Yet they are often the most hated math. Why? Students don’t know how to solve them. So Denise Gaskins has written an expanded and updated version of Math Word Problems in Literature. Denise understands that students and many parents don’t get how to apply math. So she offers practical tools and examples with solutions. What’s inside? In Math Word Problems in Literature and the optional companion workbook, Denise ..read more
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Math teaching strategies that work: Marilyn Zecher’s Multisensory Math
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2y ago
by Kathy Kuhl     As I teach parents how to teach math better, I’ve wished everyone could learn from the expert who taught me Multisensory math, Marilyn Zecher. And you can! Marilyn has offers recorded webinars and workshops teaching her Multisensory Math Approach. It’s easy to create a free account there and have a look. She’s a great teacher, insightful and enjoyable. Who is Marilyn Zecher, creator of Multisensory Math Online? “Marilyn Zecher, M.A., CALT is a specialist in applying multisensory strategies to a variety of content areas and study skills. A frequent speaker at nationa ..read more
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Homeschooling: Good for students with attention challenges
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2y ago
by Kathy Kuhl   Can homeschool benefit kids with learning and attention challenges such as ADHD? Can parents successfully homeschool students with attention challenges? In this workshop, I say “Yes” and explain. Know someone asking these questions? Send them here, please. I love to help families weigh the pros and cons. They can even download chapter one of my book, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, here.  Recently I gave this workshop for my local chapter of CHADD, children and Adults with ADHD. But the material applies to any family considering homeschooling a child who does n ..read more
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Misconceptions about homeschooling
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2y ago
by Kathy Kuhl What misconceptions keep parents from enjoying homeschool: a customized education for their kids and teens with ADHD and other learning challenges? (From a recent talk for CHADD of Northern Virginia/Washington DC. Resources for the curious are below.) The other day, my neighbor told me she is so glad her four girls are back in school. “I could never homeschool,” she declared. “It was so hard keeping them on task.” “But, I answered, “homeschooling would be completely different. You would choose the materials, activities, and schedule.” She looked surprised, and said, “Oh! Yes, it ..read more
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Shaping homeschool for dyslexic students
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2y ago
by Kathy Kuhl      This week, a mother wrote: Hi Kathy, I am homeschooling my five kids. We have found out that our oldest (9 years old) has dyslexia. And I have realized that I have also have dyslexia. I have been doing the Barton tutoring with him. Which has helped a ton! But I am trying to figure out if I need to do another whole curriculum or if there’s anything else I can be doing to help him? Thank you! I told her I’m glad Barton is helping, and started to reply. Some of you may have similar questions. So I here’s what I wrote. Reading Curriculum for Dyslexics Some people ..read more
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New free math materials from Chris Woodin
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2y ago
by Kathy Kuhl   Christopher Woodin recently sent me great news. “I recently completed a comprehensive Gen Ed. Primary Numeracy program. You will like it. It parallels my work with Nessy. Check it out.” And it’s free! Who is Christopher Woodin? Mr. Woodin is one of my best sources of help for students who struggle with math. If you haven’t read my earlier posts on teaching math, you may not know his work. He’s the chair of the math department at the Landmark School, a school for students with learning disabilities. Outstanding for his creativity and clarity, Chris Woodin has created ..read more
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