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TFALC Blog: Learning Tools and Educational Tips

The end of the school year is filled with tests. Replacing ineffective study methods with effective ones can go a long way towards successful results, but sometimes it’s not quite enough. The way you take tests also impacts your scores. As with other aspects of learning, test-taking can improve through […]
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Persistence, stamina, perseverance, grit. In the final months of the school year, students need this drive to keep trying when confronted with challenges, failure, and exhaustion. It’s time to finish strong! Not yet… Persistence relies on a growth mindset. Having a growth mindset means seeing mistakes as learning opportunities and […]
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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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