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The best information for parents and teachers, specially prepared for your by Smartick! Content that helps parents and teachers educate their little ones.

Jun23

Summer Review to Prevent Learning Loss

Summer Review to Prevent Learning Loss

Our well-deserved summer break is here again. For parents, it’s time to organize their children’s vacation so that there is ample time for leisure to de-stress after a long school year, while making time for summer review so that the knowledge acquired at school is not lost. When today’s parents were children, they were expected […]

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May25

Why Do Children Believe That Things Happen?

Why Do Children Believe That Things Happen?

Everything Happens for a Reason We have all heard or given an irrational, or teleological, explanation about why something happens. This rings true, for example, if you’ve ever thought, ”We crossed paths today because it was fate – I had to see you.” Children have been known to be more likely to give in and […]

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May19

Is Self-Control Linked to Health?

Is Self-Control Linked to Health?

  Intuitively we all know that the ability to control our behavior, thoughts, and emotions is very important in order to experience a fulfilling and successful life. In today’s society, these skills become essential because of the growing number of distractions and stimulations. Therefore it becomes necessary to have a good system of self-control that allows […]

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May14

The Positive Aspects of ADHD

The Positive Aspects of ADHD

Today, a great deal of information about ADHD is available. A considerable amount has been written about the difficulties and peculiarities presented by people with ADHD at an academic, familial, or social level. However, very little information has touched upon the positive aspects of ADHD.Upon researching this topic of the subject I have found that, […]

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May11

Diagnostic Questions in Mathematics Education

Diagnostic Questions in Mathematics Education

We will continue reflecting on Craig Barton’s book How I Wish I’d Taught Maths on the Smartick blog. Today, we will address the topic of diagnostic questions in mathematics education. Diagnostic Teaching Diagnostic teaching has a long tradition in mathematics education. This approach to teaching mathematics was initially developed in the 1980s, at the University […]

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May07

Mistakes: An Opportunity to Learn

Mistakes: An Opportunity to Learn

Learning From Mistakes In the past, teaching methodologies did not consider the possibility that the student would have to go through a period of making mistakes in order to learn something. This is because it was believed that making a mistake was equivalent to learning. Since the middle of the last century, things have changed. […]

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Apr27

Characteristics of Purposeful Practice

Characteristics of Purposeful Practice

In this post, we are going to continue with the latest chapter of How I Wish I’d Taught Maths, by Craig Barton, about evidence-based education. Today we will discover a type of activity that can be tailored to both novice and expert learners: purposeful practice. As we have seen in a previous post, deliberate practice […]

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Apr23

Cognitive Training and Its Application to Improve Dyscalculia Symptoms

Cognitive Training and Its Application to Improve Dyscalculia Symptoms

  At Smartick we have opted to offer math activities and cognitive training games to complement and optimize the math learning experience for children, including those with learning difficulties. In this post, we will talk specifically about dyscalculia, as it is one of the learning disabilities that specifically relates to mathematics. Cognitive Areas Most Affected […]

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Apr10

What is Neurodidactics?

What is Neurodidactics?

The term neurodidactics was coined in Germany in 1988 from the fusion of various fields of study such as education, psychology, and neuroscience. This fusion was built from an attempt to understand the aspects of neural development that influence learning. As well as, to use this knowledge to create new methodologies in a classroom and […]

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Apr02

The Importance of Positive Reinforcement in Education

The Importance of Positive Reinforcement in Education

Reinforcement and feedback plays an important role in the learning process as it has direct and indirect consequences on students’ behavior. Generally, positive reinforcement if used effectively, has a constructive impact on students’ behavior, commitment, and self-perception. Negative feedback, on the other hand, tends to have opposite effects (Matheson and Shriver, 2005). The Importance of […]

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Mar26

9 Tips for Improving Frustration in Children

If we are able to give our children a chance to get things wrong and start over, and the independence to do so, we will be helping them to become people who properly manage frustration and confidence. People who do not give up and persist in their goals. 9 Tips for Improving Frustration in Children: […]

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