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green pen method

The Green Pen Method

The first mention of the “green pen method” was in Amonashvili’s book “Zdravstvuite, deti!” (Hello, children!), published in 1983, USSR. Later on, the blogger Tatiana Ivanko began to incorporate this method and published her own article about it (although her blog no longer exists). This article became immensely popular within the Russian-speaking online community. At […]
mistakes as a learning tool

Using Mistakes as a Learning Tool

As the age-old expression goes, “you learn from your mistakes”. At some point, the great sages of societies (you and I) realized that with a positive mindset, mistakes become the bridge to a better version of yourself. After all, life is not a race to the finish but rather a marathon of one’s own endurance. […]
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Arithmetic Fluency in Kids — Learn How to Count!

Remember when you learned how to count? Actually, you probably don’t… No one does! That’s because the process of learning how to count never actually ends. Even if you get good at the basic stuff, there are always new formulas, applications, and numerical patterns to adopt. But of course, we all had to start somewhere, […]
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What Is Your Role As A Parent In Your Child’s Education?

While every child may learn differently, one thing is for sure – every child is always learning. Learning starts at the earliest age imaginable and continues throughout one’s entire life. But the early years are when the foundation is built, so it’s arguably the most important stage of learning. Keeping this in mind, it’s easy […]
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Cool Math Games For Kids: Thief

Continuing the topic of cool math games for kids, we bring to you one of our favorites: Thief.  Thief is the general name of the game we like to play, which has many different variations. The only thing you will need to enjoy a variety of engaging math games is some Cuisenaire Rods. We love […]
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Fun Math Games For Kids: I See 10

If you’ve already read some of our previous posts, you surely know how much we value playing math. Learning math through games is one of the best ways to get your child interested in this at times daunting subject. In fact, math is really fun! And it’s absolutely everywhere! We just need to show this […]
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How To Help A Child Focus And Pay Attention

As the old expression quotes, “energy flows where the attention goes.” No expression was ever more accurate. No attention means no critical thinking means no progress. In the classroom, so many constructive seconds, minutes, and hours await the attentive learner. Several studies support how high levels of concentration leave a lower susceptibility to distraction. There’s […]
group classes

One-On-One Vs. Group Classes

There are several ways to teach kids – in person, online, at home, at school, one subject, many subjects, you name it. One dilemma that teachers and classroom organizers face is knowing what’s the best environment for teaching kids. Moreover, teachers are challenged to know what is the best group size for teaching kids (if […]
stress in children

Stress in Children: How Pressure Affects Kids

Those with a goal live their life on the road to greater achievement, day in and day out. They must put the utmost energy toward reaching their goals—ones they’ve either set for themselves or ones that others set for them. Unfortunately, obstacles, hardships, and deadlines often pave the road to achievement. We’ve all had to […]
setting limits

Setting Limits When Parenting 

Every parent has pondered the topic of setting limits at one point or another. Teachers have asked the same, having the extra challenge of governing several children within a classroom. There is a delicate balance between freedom and restriction. This balance improves the quality of life when we approach it in the right way. Adults […]