I Get Scared During A Test!!! What do you do?

Test Taking involves a group of skills that each student needs to learn based on how the individual’s brain works. The first part involves really knowing the material being tested. How did the student learn the material?

It is important for the student to really “know” the information. This means understanding it in his/her own words. It means do not memorize. When memorizing, the student is using someone else’s words which may have no true meaning for the student. When something is memorized and put into brain memory, it may not stay. It may not stay because the student really does not understand the words memorized. There is no true meaning for the student.

In a test if the student is asked to take the basic information and apply it to a different situation, the student who truly learned the material will be able to do this. The student who memorized the material will not be able to do this.

Have a student who struggles with test taking? Get immediate help. Contact Beth Silver at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com.

My Teacher Doesn’t Like Me! What do you do?

Students tell their parents, ” My teacher doesn’t like me.” The real concern here is why does the student think this? It is time to do some investigating.

The first question to ask is, “Why do you think that?” listen very carefully to the response. A parent should be able to tell if it is an individual student issue, a class issue, or another student’s issue that their student took as their own.

The best approach is to connect with the teacher and ask the simple question, ” How is my child doing in your class?” Listen carefully to the response. If it is an individual issue, the teacher will let you know. If that is the case, then work with your student to resolve a behavior the student is doing.

If it is a class issue, talk with your student to explain that the class as a whole needs to improve and it does not mean that the teacher does not like the student.

Have a struggling student? Get immediate help. Contact Beth Silver at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com.

Students Acquire Positive Emotional Learning at Ed Sage School

Ed Sage School students learn how to have a positive, motional connection to their learning. They understand that being positive helps them easily retain information in memory. Students keep information in memory for a long time.

Brain Based Learning is used for all instruction at Ed Sage School. Students understand the best learning methods for them on an individual basis and are successful. The learning environment is lively and purposeful.

Ed Sage School is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year for grades 5-8. Contact Beth Silver, Head of School, to discuss your child’s needs. Contact Beth at 310-720-0390 or bethcaarolsilver@gmail.com.

Autism, Bullying, Holding on to a Dream All Part of a Book Report!

Reading novels gives the students at Ed Sage School the opportunity to explore subjects and events that are meaningful for today. The students were recently asked to write a different kind of book report. They were asked to explore and explain the following topics: a continuation high school, autism, bullying, and holding on to a dream for the future.

In order to explain the topics, students had to do research to get information for the topics. Careful online research was done. Students were shown how to evaluate a website and the information it contains. They were also shown how to look for the same information being repeated on websites.

Students were challenged to write about a dream they are holding on to for their future. First, the students analyzed how one of the characters held onto a dream. Then they wrote about theirs.

Creativity in assignments is a hallmark of Ed Sage School. Students need to do in-depth learning and thinking while they are writing. This assignment provided that for them.

Ed Sage School is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year for grades 5-8. Contact Beth Silver, Head of School, to discuss your child’s needs at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com.

Students Study the Civil War from a Technology Viewpoint

Students at Ed Sage School are studying the American Civil War from the viewpoint of technology. Students today are aware of how important technology is in our lives. They are drawing parallels between technology today and technology during the Civil War. Some of their viewpoint categories are: communication, transportation, weaponry, and medicine

“Bringing history alive to be meaningful to students is a challenge ,” said Beth Silver, Head of Ed Sage School. The end of their research results in two products. The first is a speech using 10 Power Point slides made by the students explaining their research, and the second is an essay of 7 paragraphs explaining their research findings.

This type of project allows students to use their creativity and their individual brain learning styles. The planning skills for this project are important. Students have to work toward due dates.

Ed Sage School is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year for grades 5-8. Contact Beth Silver, Head of School, to discuss your student’s needs. Contact Beth at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com.