Our children crave structure.
EP01: Structure to Thrive
Did you know your child actually wants rules, routines and procedures? That’s right. Your child’s brain thrives on structure. In this episode, hear how creating routines and procedures allows your child to focus on learning new things. You’ll hear a few ways you can immediately add structure to support your child’s learning.
PATTERNS, THE BRAIN, AND LEARNING
Source: Robert C. Barkman
“Patterns are observations organized into meaningful categories by the observer. When students seek patterns in the world around them, they see order instead of chaos, which builds confidence in their understanding of how the world works and gives them a feeling of control.”
ADDRESSING OUR NEEDS: MASLOW COMES TO LIFE FOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS
Source: Lori Desautels, Edutopia.org
“In the mid-1950s, humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow created a theory of basic, psychological and self-fulfillment needs that motivate individuals to move consciously or subconsciously through levels or tiers based on our inner and outer satisfaction of those met or unmet needs. As a parent and educator, I find this theory eternally relevant for students and adults, especially in our classrooms.”
TEACH YOUR CHILD PROCEDURES
People love patterns and structure. Knowing what to expect makes us feel safe. When you teach your child a procedure, you’re creating a pattern for them. A procedure is a specific way a parent wants something done. When your child is learning from home you can help reduce their anxiety by teaching them exactly how a task should look.
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