How many hours of sleep students need and why
Neurologist, Dr. Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed. explains the best schedule to maximize children’s health and brainpower. During sleep, the higher thinking regions of the brain are less active because information enters the brain during sleep. This is when the brain can devote a greater portion of its energy (metabolism) to organization and filing the information learned during the day. This brain state is just what is needed to allow recently learned material to be stored in long-term memory.
Dr. Karen Mapp on Home Reading
Want your children to go far in life? Then encourage strong reading skills. A student who enjoys reading and reads to learn will be a lifelong learner. Dr. Karen Mapp explores what ALL parents, regardless of language, background or experience, can do to encourage a love of reading. Click here to watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivx8aK0_rt4
Dr. Karen Mapp on Student Success
Parents have a powerful – almost magical, influence on their children. When parents take an active interest in their students learning, they raise the value of education in the home and provide the motivation for their sons and daughters to succeed. In this video, Dr. Karen Mapp addresses the role of parents in student success.
Click here to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3sZquFe9Ug
Mr. Fawzi Recommends …
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