Recently I read a blog by Leigh Pretner Cousins, M.S., an educator and a counselor, who wrote about study strategies for students and parents. One of her suggestions was, Resist being sucked into this tempting but time-wasting trap! Kids are NEVER lazy, spoiled, careless, or […]
For how seriously we as parents take education, are our children doing the same? Instead of asking my two teenage boys, “What did you learn today?” I like to ask, “How and why did it matter?” For a special issue of the Sunday Magazine of […]
Proficient Executive Function (EF) means effective “management of learning”. It has a dynamic element to it. Part of the learning entails questioning how the learning itself impacts life and how this learning will be utilized in the future. The learning process has to be contrasted […]
GIFTED YET BORED?: Do smart people get bored faster or getting bored with mundane is a sign of smarts?
Many years ago, after my presentation on “Executive dysfunction and the gifted students” some parents came to chat me up. Their primary question was how and why their children who were identified as gifted were not being well heard when they clearly reported to be […]
In order to develop new skills one must either need new skills or one must seek new skills. By definition, it a student’s “job” to seek new skills; however, a student seeking such opportunities voluntarily is the ultimate testament to that student’s dynamism! In addition, learning requires thoughtful effort, dedication to […]
We all have heard and seen several variations of those lists that talk about 100 best things you should do before you die. The suggestions range from “touch one of the royal family” to “experience weightlessness”. This made me think about my own personal philosophy about […]