Tutor profile: Heather B.
Subject: Study Skills
What is a go-to study method for students?
There is no "go-to" study method for students. Even if you learn best through using flash cards, for example, flash cards are a way to study for a very specific type of exam. Even learners who do best memorizing patterns and answer may need to use practice tests, note taking techniques, color-memory techniques, or other study methods depending on the test at hand. Study methods should change depending on what we are studying for.
Subject: Early Childhood Education
How can students in the early childhood setting begin to learn school readiness skills?
Children of this age should be taught primarily through play. When possible, academic readiness skills (colors, shapes, letters, etc.) should be integrated into play while following the child's lead. For example, if a child is playing with a kitchen set, the teacher can begin to play alongside the child stating they would love to eat the "red apple". Associating new vocabulary and terms with the child's play environment is most meaningful at this age, rather than presenting isolated tasks.
True or False: Students can only learn from teachers they like.
False. Students can learn from anyone and should be pushed to learn from teachers they have clashing personalities with as a part of life and future workplace readiness. However, students will learn much more from teachers with whom they feel comfortable with and feel that they can make mistakes in front of or ask questions to without judgement. Relationships are one of the most important things to form in the classroom as they are the foundation for learning the rest of the year.
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