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Learn about education with Smartick. Interviews, testimonials, posts written by experts and current education in general. Here you will find posts about education to answer all of your questions.

Jan09

The Importance of Learning from Mistakes

The Importance of Learning from Mistakes

Nowadays, mistakes are not accepted easily and are occasionally over penalized. Sometimes school assessments focus more on failures than on learning. I see it often with some children. The fear of making a mistake paralyzes them so much that they avoid participating in class for fear of making a mistake.  Despite phrases like ”we learn […]

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Jan02

Homeschooling or Education Otherwise with Smartick

Homeschooling or Education Otherwise with Smartick

Home education, homeschooling, and education otherwise are terms that refer to education at home. A form of school that develops at home within a family. This is an educational option that is practiced in many countries, mainly those in Europe, the Americas or Australia where it is more accepted and legislated. However, there are countries […]

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Dec30

Self-Explanation in the Learning Process

Self-Explanation in the Learning Process

In this post, we are going to continue analyzing the book, How I Wish I’d Taught Maths by Craig Barton, which is about evidence-based education. Today we will talk about the chapter that focuses on self-explanation which is the self-reflection that takes place when you are reading or learning something. Effects of Self-Explanation Self-explanation consists of […]

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Dec26

What is Dyscalculia and How Can It Be Treated

What is Dyscalculia and How Can It Be Treated

Dyscalculia, the Great Unknown In an earlier post, we spoke about a very current but not very well known topic: dyscalculia. Dyscalculia can present itself in a very diversified way but, generally, children that suffer from this specific learning disorder have difficulties with the basic aspects of numerical processing and calculation. These difficulties, if not […]

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Dec19

The First Trimester with Smartick

When children come home with their grades from the first trimester it’s like an imaginary referee has signaled the first water break during a game. It is time to check the score, take a breather, and assess if a comeback is possible. It may feel like it is the halfway mark but that’s false. It’s […]

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Dec16

Interleaving vs Blocked Practice to Learn Math

Interleaving vs Blocked Practice to Learn Math

”What is the difference between interleaving and blocked practice?” We will be writing various entries explaining the difference between these two types of practice and how we use them in Smartick. Blocked Practice In math textbooks and classrooms, it is common for students to study a topic and then, immediately after, apply what they have […]

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Nov28

What is Math Anxiety? How Can Smartick Help?

What is Math Anxiety? How Can Smartick Help?

Math anxiety is defined as the feeling of tension, apprehension, or fear that interferes with performance in mathematics (McLeod, 1994). And it is not something exclusive to students that are not good at math, anyone can suffer from it. According to the World Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 30% of adolescents experience an […]

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Nov25

Cognitive Load Theory and Multimedia Learning

Cognitive Load Theory and Multimedia Learning

Let’s continue with our posts about Craig Barton’s fantastic book focused on evidence-based learning in mathematics. Today I will talk to you about the fourth chapter, which focuses on cognitive load and multimedia learning. This chapter addresses how the cognitive load is fundamentally affected by different agents involved in the teaching-learning process. Cognitive Load Theory […]

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Nov14

The Role of Grandparents in Their Grandchildren’s Education

The Role of Grandparents in Their Grandchildren’s Education

Sharing Experiences In almost all cultures, grandparents are the transmitters of experience and wisdom through oral tradition and affection. They unify the family environment and are spokespersons for the family’s heritage, as well as the cultural and traditional aspects of their ancestors. They are very important figures within a child’s environment, providing them with security […]

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Nov08

10 Tips to Help Children Do Homework Independently

At Smartick, where we insist that children complete their 15-minute sessions independently, we have wanted to make a helpful list to prevent parents from losing the entire afternoon to homework. 10 Tips to Help Children Do Homework Independently A specific place to do homework: It is not about all of us having a beautiful library […]

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Nov04

Learning with Analogies. Are Analogies Good for Learning?

Learning with Analogies. Are Analogies Good for Learning?

We will continue talking about Craig Barton’s book, How I Wish I’d Taught Maths, in this post. As you know, the book is about evidence-based education and today we will discuss the chapter about learning with analogies. Here are some previous posts we have written about the book: Evidence-Based Education: The Story of Craig Barton […]

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