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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

How To Get Children To Learn

In my previous article, I wrote about the Teaching Loop. In this article, I go into details of each, specifically, how to get and maintain your child’s attention to the lesson so that he learns.

1. Gaining Attention

In the first step of the teaching loop, you needed to alert your child’s attention to what you’re about to teach. Whatever you use needs to be interesting and related to the lesson.

Friday, 2 February 2018

The Teaching Loop: The Best Way to Teach

Best way to teach

The way you teach your child will determine whether your child will learn or not. One way to teach is to use the teaching loop. Research has found this to be the best way to teach. There are four steps.

1. Alert

You begin by first alerting your child to be ready to learn. This is obvious as you would want to draw your child’s attention to what you’re about to teach. Without focused attention your child will not be able to concentrate to learn.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Book Review: Nanni's Hijab Teaches Children to Problem Solve

Title: Nanni's Hijab
Author: Khadijah Abdul-Haqq
Illustrator: Vitchapol Taerattanachai
Publisher: Djarabi Kitabs Publishing
Recommended for: 4-6 year old

Nanni's Hijab is the story of Nanni, a little girl who loves wearing her hijabs. She wears a different hijab every day. Her classmates enjoy seeing all the colours and designs of Nanni's hijab, except Leslie. Leslie doesn't like Nanni or her hijabs. She tries to bully Nanni for wearing her hijabs to school. Leslie humiliates Nanni in the school yard in front of all her classmates by snatching Nanni's hijab off her head. Read about how she handles the situation.

The best thing about Nanni's Hijab is that it teaches children how to deal with conflicts by problem solving. There are seven steps to problem solving:
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