Archive for the 'Teaching Our Kids Tips' Category

Group Work and Project Management

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

If you have a kid in middle school like I do, chances are your child will be having some group work assignments already. Gone are the days when he or she would have to do everything on his or her own. I suppose the schools would like to teach our kids how it is to [...]

Teach Your Kids About Money

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Some people say that: “Money makes the world go round.” Others emphasize that “the love of money is the root of all evil.” As far as I’m concerned, money is really a neutral object. It’s our attitude towards it and how we use it that gives it its ultimate character.

Where to Find Philippine Legends or Alamats

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

If you are Philippine-based and have grade school-age kids, most likely, your kids will be asked to find some Philippine legends or what we call “alamats” for their homework. What is an alamat?

How to Teach Your Kids Tips (Part 4)

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Still more reminders when tutoring our kids from Vicky Tantoco: 10. Develop good study habits: This cannot be over-emphasized. Have a quiet place and a set time for studying every day. Establishing a routine early on will allow you to spend less time tutoring your child when he or she reaches Grade 5 or thereabouts. [...]

How to Teach Your Kids Tips (Part 3)

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Here’s Part 3 of the things we picked up from the talk of Ms. Vicky Tantoco: 7. Talk about your child’s successes to other people in front of your child. – When our kids do well in school, parents, most often than not, brag about it. We tell the child’s grandparents, uncles and aunts. Most [...]

How to Teach Your Kids Tips (Part 2)

Monday, October 30th, 2006

We continue with some of the things we picked up from the talk of educator Vicky Tantoco: 4. Focus on effort rather than ability. – When helping your child learn, there will, of course, be occasions, when his or her performance will not be up to par or will not meet your expectations. In such [...]

How to Teach Your Kids Tips (Part 1)

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

We attended a talk entitled “Teaching Parents How to Teach: Raising Life-long Learners” at our daughter’s school months ago. The very effective and entertaining speaker was Mrs. Vicky Ozaeta-Tantoco, a mother and a teacher by profession, and who has a Masteral degree in Education.

On Taking Notes

Friday, October 13th, 2006

My son had to copy something written on the blackboard for him to use as reviewer for a test. He didn’t copy it at first as he said he did not have enough time as it was too long. We found a way for him to copy it eventually and although sometimes, kids will try [...]

Study Tips to Remember (Part 2)

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

(continued from yesterday) 4. In Math, show each step. – My son is fond of short cuts. I know he likes Math because he is good at it and it’s the subject that we probably spend the least time on. (Lucky me!) But then, his Math brain sometimes goes fast that he has an answer [...]

Study Tips to Remember

Monday, September 25th, 2006

If you leave your kids alone, chances are, they’ll try to get away with as little studying as possible. That’s if they are normal kids. So, you may want to remind them about a few things as they do their schoolwork: