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TFALC Blog: Learning Tools and Educational Tips

It’s that time of year when we suddenly have those sunny evenings that quickly lead into summer! Summer is an ideal time for supporting kids’ individual interests and needs, but can also lead to summer brain drain. Outside of the classroom, they are free to learn and play in summer […]
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With summer just around the corner, The Family & Learning Center is once again preparing for our annual Summer Educational Development Program. During the summer months, intensive training programs are offered for students in need of remediating, strengthening, or enriching their learning skills. Click Here to Register Summer Program Schedule […]
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The Family & Learning Center would like to share an upcoming event with you. Save the date for an upcoming conference about Assistive Technology Tools For Dyslexia. When: Saturday March 23rd, 2019 from 1:00-2:00PM Where: Scripps Miramar Ranch Library (Get Directions) Cost: FREE Katie Larew, M.Ed, CDP, ATP Katie Larew is a […]
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Technology shapes our life experiences on a daily basis. When it comes to schoolwork, students today often access material through digital methods rather than print. The easy task-switching abilities of computers, tablets, and phones can make it more difficult to focus and slow down. However, when used effectively, technology can […]
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Critical thinking strategies are some of the tools we teach students here at TFALC to improve executive function skills. These strategies help with problem-solving, organization, and self-reflection. Playing board games gives children the opportunity to apply critical thinking strategies and see a direct benefit. You can make the most of […]
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Every brain is unique. Some brains absorb math facts easily and can recall them at a dizzying speed, but other brains take longer to learn math facts and might start creating a label…“not a math person.” Math fact fluency is an essential aspect of long-term math mastery. Young students pick […]
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The Family & Learning Center would like to share an upcoming event with you. The International Dyslexia Association – San Diego presents: Carolyn Cowen & Eye to Eye Diplomats This event is open to everyone, and specifically designed for young adults who learn differently and their parents. Recommended minimum age: […]
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“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.” “‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, […]
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With an early Thanksgiving just around the corner and holiday music already playing on the radio, it feels like the next few weeks are about to fly by in a whirlwind of vacation days, pumpkin pies, and jingle bells. Here at TFALC, we’ve tried to slow down and spend some […]
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None of us enjoy failing. We put a lot of energy into looking and feeling successful every day, and our moments of success motivate us to keep working hard. At the same time, it is impossible to learn without making mistakes, which is why having a growth mindset is essential […]
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