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Content related to psychology and education. Here you will find posts about psychology to answer any questions you have as a parent or educator.

Jul03

The Importance of Respecting the Rhythm of Learning

The Importance of Respecting the Rhythm of Learning

We understand the rhythm of learning as the time each person needs to integrate new learning. Therefore, each individual’s rhythm is different. Respect the rhythm of learning of each child Many authors talk about children with slow, moderate, or fast learning. This depends on the abilities or skills they have developed or depending on the standards […]

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Jun20

What is Dyscalculia? Signs and Symptoms

Definition: Development of Dyscalculia Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability with neurobiological origins that affects the acquisition of mathematical knowledge despite an IQ within the normal range. Dyscalculia also has an estimated prevalence of 5-7%, which is approximately the same as dyslexia (Butterworth, Varma, Laurillard, 2011; Geary, 2011). But having difficulties with mathematics does not always imply having dyscalculia! […]

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Jun14

What Is Unlearning? How Can We Fight It in Summer?

  Remember that the brain is like any other muscle in our body: it needs daily training to stay in shape. If we stop nourishing knowledge, reasoning, and wisdom, the muscles begin to weaken. The effort made throughout the entire school year falls victim to forgetfulness… and the unlearning begins. Why not take advantage of […]

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May30

The Importance of Parents Supporting Childhood Sports

The Importance of Parents Supporting Childhood Sports

The weekly schedule of a child is very tight, sometimes even more so than the adults around them: school, extracurriculars, homework…but we should also be setting aside some time for physical activity. Practicing any sport gives them alternative and complementary learning to what they receive at school: camaraderie, integrity, effort, persistence, discipline, mental and physical […]

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Apr25

Compete to Grow: Learning Through Competition

I love to share the experiences and emotions that my students feel when they play in a chess tournament. I know that on the inside they are scared, insecure, and nervous but that they also have courage, are eager to succeed, and independent. It is at this moment, the one where they are alone in front […]

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Apr19

The Role of Working Memory in Learning Mathematics

The Role of Working Memory in Learning Mathematics

Memory and learning Skills such as memory, attention, or information processing speed are important indicators of academic learning. Of all these general cognitive abilities, various studies have shown that working memory plays an important role in the process of learning (Gathercole et al, 2004; Passolunghi & Lanfranchi, 2012). Working memory supports a series of cognitive […]

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Apr11

Dyslexia: How Can We Help Our Children?

Dyslexia: How Can We Help Our Children?

  Dyslexia is a neurobiological disorder specific to phonological decoding (reading accuracy) and recognition of words (speed and reading fluidity) that interferes with the academic performance of children. Currently, since there is an estimated 40% of fraternal recurrence, genetics and inheritance are casually hypothesized as the primary causes. In addition, through neuroimaging techniques, differences were found […]

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Mar28

The Use of Money in Childhood – Allowance, yes or no?

An allowance can be a great way for our children to become conscious of the value of money and to encourage important qualities like saving, effort, and responsibility. After all, financial education begins at home. What is the best way to establish an allowance? Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist well known for his contributions […]

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Feb14

The Importance of Hearing in Learning

The Importance of Hearing in Learning

Hearing occupies a very important place in learning. ”Hearing is not the same as listening.” Thanks to our sense of hearing we learn to: Speak and recognize sounds in our environment. Understand through spoken language. Locate sounds and adjust their intensity. Filter through noises that bother us when we need to concentrate. Listen at an […]

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