Tag Archives: Homework

Takes or Mis-takes–the art of successful Test Taking

  "Stop making Stupid Mistakes" by Richard Rusczyk is just one of the articles available at www.ArtofProblemSolving.com . He suggests techniques that seem obvious, but not using them often gets students in trouble.  Even if a student knows how to do the math … Continue reading

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Sharpen your vision–don’t get distracted!

  For lots of us, there is tooooo much going on that keeps us from focusing upon what's important.  We could take a tip from how a telescope or binoculars work: they block out everything except what they're pointing at.  The … Continue reading

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About “The Homework Coach”

Hi,  I’m Judy Armes, MS       As a Student, a Wife, a Mom, a Grandma, a Foster Parent, an Aunt, a Sister and a serious observer of human nature, I’ve been  involved in education and relationships all my life. My First Career—Always interested … Continue reading

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A kitchen timer cures homework fights

This may be a low-tech procedure…but sometimes with littler kids the kitchen timer has more authority than mom's nagging.  Susan Kennedy Wynne provides some useful hints about how to use the kitchen timer (instead of "the whip") to encourage young … Continue reading

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Kids Do what they Like to do….and what’s fun for them! Go Figure?

Trying to get kids to be interested in math is a tough sell!  We'd like to think that because they are supposed to study and behave properly in school that they will–it might be wishful thinking.  Perhaps the trick is … Continue reading

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Homework: a Subject or a Strategy?

So many of the students in our area (Washington State) are baffled by their teacher's insistence that homework is still important to DO–even though at the highschool level is is not graded! Because the homework is not graded (and the … Continue reading

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Five Tips To Help Parents Deal with Report Cards

  According to an article at OxfordLearning : "For children and teens, poor report card grades can mean punishment and restrictions on the leisurely summer activities that they’ve been looking forward to. For parents, poor grades are a source of concern … Continue reading

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Using Time-outs Effectively for Homework Success

According to Rodney at the Romow Education Blog: "Timeouts are an effective, powerful way to teach your children to behave. Timeouts can, however, be manipulated by a smart young child that wants to avoid doing their homework. Some children would … Continue reading

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Homework vs. home study

"Homework for many students and parents is a chore to be completed as quickly as possible so that life can resume", so says Colin MacKay in an article in "The Intelligencer".  Somehow I think that many kids have developed a … Continue reading

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Cooking up something G-O-O-O-D!

    Most kids love to help in the kitchen.  Here's a great opportunity to encourage a struggling reader to read "important" stuff; cooking demonstrates science and math in a really practical way.   Although it's a tad more work for … Continue reading

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