Magical Milestones

Magical Milestones

Remedial / Private Tutor offers assistance in English, Reading, Spelling and grammar, Mathematics, Afrikaans and Study Methods. For children in Grades 1- 9

Tracey Botha (B.Prim.Ed (JP); FDE (RE)) can assist in remedial therapy, private tutoring in English, Mathematics, Afrikaans and correct use of Study methods. She also offers guitar and piano lessons. Call her today for an appointment or assessment!
0823394896 or email [email protected]

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19/07/2019

Integrated Learning Strategies

WHAT SYMPTOMS YOU MAY SEE IN YOUR CHILD IF THEY EXPERIENCE ANXIETY

So many more kids are experiencing anxiety. What signs you see in your child and what you can do to help.

boredteachers.com 27/04/2019

Mental Health in Schools: A Crisis Affecting Millions of Students Every Day

boredteachers.com The number of students experiencing mental health issues is one of the biggest challenges teachers are facing. So what can we do about it?

momsoftweensandteens.com 19/02/2019

Our Tweens and Teens Are Not Getting Enough Sleep

momsoftweensandteens.com Our tweens and teens are not getting enough sleep. As parent's we want to make sure we know how much sleep our teenagers and adolescents need. But the fact is, most likely, they are not getting enough sleep. These studies tell us how much sleep our kids should be getting.

lovewhatmatters.com 24/01/2019

‘He’s the kid who never listens the first time. Or even the tenth. His heart breaks because he’s not always sure why what he’s doing is so wrong. But he needs you to hear him.’

Here's to my very precious children who have such beautiful hearts!

lovewhatmatters.com "He is smart as a whip, yet school isn’t always his jam. He’d rather talk about why Sally is giving away 24 of her apples instead of solving the story problems in math. He can read your emotions on your face, and will always know who is lonely on the playground."

12/12/2018

As we finish off the school year, we choose to celebrate who our children are and their unique, beautiful giftings!

edutopia.org 30/09/2018

How Mistakes Help Students Learn | Edutopia

Making mistakes is not only 'ok!' It is an excellent learning opportunity and tool. When will we stop treating a mistake as a failure and rather an opportunity to recalculate, be inventive, gather information and move forward in a positive direction? Perfectionism is more like the enemy than making mistakes...

edutopia.org Guessing is useful for students’ ability to recall information—even when the guesses are wrong.

heysigmund.com 29/09/2018

When Anxiety in Children Looks Like Anger, Tantrums, or Meltdowns

heysigmund.com When children are under the influence of an anxious brain, their behaviour has nothing to do with wanting to push against the limits. Please visit our page!

12/09/2018

Cliff Weitzman - Speechify

I’ve been dyslexic my whole life.

Just reading that sentence takes me the same amount of energy and brainpower as most people take when solving a 4 digit long division math equation in their head.

I would pretend to read in elementary school.

I’d sit with the book open in front of me and pass my finger under the words so that people (my parents, teachers, friends, siblings) wouldn’t think I was dumb or lazy.

Can you imagine what they think of me if the realized that reading a single page took me 40 minutes?

Most kids could read a whole chapter in that time.

So, I would pretend. Reading was so hard, and it took so much energy and was so slow that whenever I’d actually try to read I’d fall asleep.

Reading circles were the worst. It was terrifying.

One by one kids would read. And it would get closer to me.

I’d start to sweat.

So I timed it just right. And right before it was my turn…

I’d go hide in the bathroom.

I did this every time.

People must have thought I had a bladder problem. Better than them thinking I’m an idiot.

I really did want to learn how to read though. I’d dream about it.

I use to walk everywhere with a book under my arm, and imagine that one day I’d be able to read well (Cliff in 4th & 5th grade).

The book I wanted to read the most was Harry Potter.

But after the 20th time a librarian woke me up because I’d fallen asleep with my face berried in the third page of the book I gave up.

Luckily my dad didn’t give up on me. He never gave up on me. Ever.

My dad (@Hadar) worked really hard when we were young. He almost never had time to eat dinner with us.

But he would come home early for this.

He’d sit on my bed. And in a slow, deep voice. He would read Harry Potter to me.

My eyes would light up. I loved this so much that my dad started recording himself while reading.

When he would have to stay late at work, I would fall asleep listening to the recording of his voice reading Harry Potter.

We found an audiobook of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone.

I listen to it 22 times in a row.

Those first three pages I would fall asleep on? I have them memorized. Along with the rest of the first chapter of the book. 13 years later.

I didn’t stop listening. I listen to every book in that series. Then Narnia, then Lord of the Rings, then Game of Thrones, Pillars of the Earth, Atlas Shrugged.

I never stopped listening.

I had a 20 ton boulder chained to my back. Every sentence I read took ages. Now I had wings.

I started pushing my listening speed, from 1x to 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x, then 2.5x speed. Because the change was gradual I grew with it, and retained every word.

I listened while biking to school. When waiting for my mom to pick me up from practice. Before I fell asleep every night. When cleaning my room or walking outside. On the toilet.

I started finishing 2 audiobooks every week. 100 books a year. I’ve been going at this rate for 12 years. It takes no effort, and in fact, it’s the best part of my day.

Through hard work (and convincing a lot teachers to give me exceptions) I got accepted to Brown

One problem....I couldn’t read my summer reading book - there was no audiobook for this book.

In the same way, there are no audiobooks for most textbooks, most handouts, PDF’s, emails, and wikipedia pages one needs to read for school.

So, I sat next to my mom (@Stephanie) on her bed. And she read my college summer reading book. But my mom worked, and didn’t have time to read me the whole book.

The night before flying to Brown, to start college, I was only 2/3ths of the way through the book.

I had no other choice, I hacked an old text to speech computer system to read the remaining portion of the book over night into my iPhone and then listen to it on the plane.

It worked!

I spent the next 4 years in college perfecting this system. Instead of slaving over a textbook while chained to my desk - I’d take 15 quick photos and then listen while eating breakfast or Longboarding to class.

I’d listen to the 100+ pages of reading assigned per week for my classes while on the train or on the bus to hackathons. Often, it felt like I was the only one doing the readings in my classes.

Today, hundreds of thousands of people have been able to function in school and society because of Speechify.

Remember, that above all else, your mission is to be who you needed most when you were growing up.

If you think there is someone in your network with dyslexia or who struggles with reading please share this post so that they may see it.

Much love

kqed.org 26/08/2018

Why Kids Should Keep Using Their Fingers to do Math

I'll just leave this here I think ....!

kqed.org As they get older, kids are often discouraged from using their fingers to do math. However, research is showing that doing math with fingers is helping the brain.

additudemag.com 26/08/2018

Uncomfortable Truths About the ADHD Nervous System

It may be hardcore work getting our children who are not "neurotypical" through the system but man, they have the potential to light up the world when they get out there and find their space!! That's the part I cannot wait to see! Whatever label you put or don't put on it, it's so important to see and affirm the positives in every child.

additudemag.com Easily bored, sensitive to distractions, creative and intense. If you grew up with ADHD, chances are you always felt “different.” Now here’s a scientific explanation, finally, of …

12/08/2018

Racheous

A shift in how we view childhood can change everything: http://www.racheous.com/respectful-parenting/the-dehumanisation-of-children/

Meme by Creative Child Magazine 💜

childmind.org 08/08/2018

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

This is so, so important!

childmind.org If your child is acting out or having tantrums, he may seem angry or manipulative, but he may be extremely anxious and not know any other way to express his feelings.

02/08/2018

The Daily Goalcast

Jonathan Mooney was always the slow kid in class. Called 'stupid' and 'lazy' most of his life, he believed that because he was different, he was deficient.

edutopia.org 29/07/2018

Bringing a Dog to School | Edutopia

This makes my heart happy!

edutopia.org A veteran teacher and administrator makes the case for having a therapy dog in elementary school.

theconversation.com 07/07/2018

Dyspraxia is more than just "clumsy child syndrome" – it can cause emotional distress and anxiety throughout life

theconversation.com Developmental coordination disorder has only recently been recognised for what it is.

childmind.org 04/07/2018

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior

Anxiety in children is a very real, more prevalent issue in our schools than many realise. It is a reality we need to begin to acknowledge and understand quickly!

childmind.org If your child is acting out or having tantrums, he may seem angry or manipulative, but he may be extremely anxious and not know any other way to express his feelings.

ilslearningcorner.com 25/06/2018

Left-Brain Schools in a Right-Brain World: Lack of Play in Schools, Rise in Learning Delays

ilslearningcorner.com Left-Brain Schools in a Right-Brain World: Lack of Play in Schools, Rise in Learning Delays I need you to start by imagining the following scene: A paintbrush scratches across the canvas, staining deep blue waves in its wake. The scent of paint hangs thick in the air, coating the painter’s nose an...

03/06/2018

Wings Discovery Centre

There are a number of important aspects of reading to work on in order to improve reading comprehension. This article explains some of them - high frequency word recognition, word decoding strategies and, so importantly, meeting the child at the levels where he is able to read fluently. Also always check visual perceptual skills and eye behaviour. These are vital skills to be able to follow words along lines without skipping words or lines out and to follow the shapes of individual words within a text. Children who are dyslexic, often struggle to process the language within a text. This is part of the phenomenon of dyslexia.
Be kind and patient! They are working twice as hard as others just to try to decode and understand the text given to them.

There are a number of important aspects of reading to work on in order to improve reading comprehension. This article explains some of them - high frequency word recognition, word decoding strategies and, so importantly, meeting the child at the levels where he is able to read fluently. Also always check visual perceptual skills and eye behaviour. These are vital skills to be able to follow words along lines without skipping words or lines out and to follow the shapes of individual words within a text. Children who are dyslexic, often struggle to process the language within a text. This is part of the phenomenon of dyslexia.
Be kind and patient! They are working twice as hard as others just to try to decode and understand the text given to them.

02/06/2018

Child Wellness Centre

Exciting news! The next talk in the series will be on The Relationship between AD/HD and Anger by Tamarin Jakins on 21 June 2018, 18:30-19:00.

Cost: Free!!
Please share amongst your friends and colleagues!

thesensoryspectrum.com 22/05/2018

Brain’s Wiring Connected To Sensory Processing Disorder

thesensoryspectrum.com Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that boys and girls with sensory processing disorder (SPD) have altered pathways for brain connectivity.

ilslearningcorner.com 14/05/2018

How can I help my family and friends understand my child’s behavior and sensory disorder

ilslearningcorner.com How can I help my family understand my child’s behavior and sensory disorder If you have a child with sensory issues, Autism, ADHD or a Sensory a Processing Disorder (SPD), you can empathize with the mother at the store whose child is in the middle of a meltdown, or the child at the next table who...

themighty.com 09/05/2018

When I Realized Why My Son Melts Down at Home but Not at School

It's Mother's Day soon... This is for all the mom's dealing with meltdowns. The moms who are the safe place.

themighty.com Have you experienced this, too?

dos-and-donts-autism.com 07/05/2018

The Positive Symptoms of Autism

dos-and-donts-autism.com No, not EVERYTHING about being autistic is bad! In fact, even though undeniably being autistic is challenging – or okay, hard as hell – autistic people have many wonderful qualities too, which can come out in different constellations in different people.

ilslearningcorner.com 03/05/2018

Oculomotor Dysfunction: Why my Child Skips Words, Can’t Cross the Midline, Experiences Double Vision

ilslearningcorner.com Oculomotor Dysfunction: Why my Child Skips Words, Can’t Cross the Midline, Experiences Double Vision This article provides helpful information about oculomotor development for reading, writing and spelling. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Eye movements are the fastest and most f...

02/05/2018

Lemon Lime Adventures

If there is one thing I could say to all those who work with children, it would be this!!! If I could change one thing in our system, it would be easing the stress as far as possible to cut down on anxiety. Too many children and parents (and teachers) are suffering unnecessarily. Childhood is supposed to be a joyful exploration of the world around us... With the odd bump or bruise, not a high pressure race to some sort of "perfect" golden standard.

YES!

"So while some children exhibit anxiety by shrinking from situations or objects that trigger fears, some react with overwhelming need to break out of an uncomfortable situation. That behavior, which can be unmanageable, is often misread as anger or opposition."

additudemag.com 28/04/2018

How Sensory Processing Disorder Looks a Lot Like ADHD

additudemag.com Sensory Processing Disorder is not just about itchy tags. It is a complex and multi-faceted condition that is often mistaken for ADHD, anxiety, and other conditions. A must-read for parents.

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