Math Problem Solving Strategies: Keywords, Relevant Information, Creating Visuals Many times children have trouble solving word problems because they do not know which operation (+, -,  X, ÷) to use to solve the problem.  When trying to figure out which operation to use, it is important to pay attention … Continue reading

Strategies for Reading Comprehension: Planning, Monitoring, Evaluating When teaching children how to become effective readers, model for them how to take steps to ensure they understand what they are reading. After modeling these steps, have them practice their newly learned skills as independently as possible, providing … Continue reading

Getting Kids Motivated With Timers Timers are an excellent way to motivate your children or students to complete tasks and listen to directions. Here, I will illustrate three ways to use timers with children. 1. Some children have difficulty working for prolonged periods of … Continue reading

Compliance Children are more apt to follow the rules when they work towards earning privileges rather than having them taken away. A classic example would be phrasing your statement positively and using the first/then approach. For example, you can say … Continue reading