Summer should be a fun time for students! And when it comes to academic achievement, summer is the time when your student needs you the most! Recent studies suggest that not only is this the best time to fill in the academic gaps of our students, but that summer vacations may be when these academic gaps form in the first place. Our Summer Program includes some simple ways to engage your student in a fun learning environment
Our Summer Program includes some simple ways to engage your student in a fun learning environment.
Question of the Week
Here are the guidelines for exploring the question:
1. Let the student lead the learning
Even if it goes in a completely different direction, the student should drive the learning.
2. Make it tangible
Draw, write, create something around his/her thought process.
4. Encourage and admire!
Encourage your student throughout the process, and include a few minutes at the end of the session for review. Ask questions such as, “What would you do differently next time?” or, “What did you think you did really well?”.
Questions of the week are most appropriate for students in 3rd grade and above. If you are looking for alternative activities and projects to do with your student, you may also want to visit our “Dive Into Summer” program from 2012. This program includes ideas for science projects, fitness activities, and fieldtrips.
All kids love technology. For those of you with smartphones or internet at your tutoring location, how about using some apps to fill in the academic gaps your student is missing?
Here are our top recommended apps, and also a few websites with more extensive directories.
More resources for student-driven learning:
K-12 News, Lessons & Shared Resources
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- Sugata Mitra: School in the Cloud