Apr | 2016
How to use summer for your – or your student’s – greatest academic benefit
As the school year is ending, there is no doubt you have learned more about your own – or your child’s – academic strengths and skill gaps this past school year.
A key question you may be asking yourself is how you use the summertime in order to fill any skill gaps so that the next academic year, or next academic challenge, goes as smoothly as possible.
I have written several blogs that went viral that I will refer you to which gives specific advice on how you can use the summer in order to optimize your own, or your child’s, academic functioning, no matter their age or academic goals.
The first blog gives you careful advice on 3 Great Questions you can ask your own teachers, or your child’s teachers, in order to pinpoint areas of skill gap. These questions can also lead to identification of towering talents and/or previously unidentified giftedness. The blog is available here
The second blog talks about how you can use summer in order to fill in learning skill gaps and/or strengthen areas of current giftedness. Available here
The bottom line is if you think summer is a time to not do anything academic, then you are sadly mistaken. In the majority of cases, summer can be a time where even if it’s just a few minutes a day, something can be done to strengthen academic, cognitive, or intellectual development. You have plenty of room to make any learning activity fun, and there is an app or game that makes almost any topic fun to learn. You just have to make the effort to find the right game or app.
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