How To Increase Higher Level Thinking By Alice Thomas and Glenda Thorne Most of us don't think about thinking - we just do it. But educators, parents, and legislators have been thinking more about thinking, and thinking about how we want teachers to teach our students to think. As students move from elementary to middle to high school, they are … [Read more...] about How To Increase Higher Level Thinking
What Is Attention? By Glenda Thorne and Alice Thomas Attention Quick Facts Paying attention is the first step in the learning process. Everybody fails to pay attention sometimes, but some people fail to pay attention a lot. Not paying attention to what you are doing can be a problem for both children and adults. For example, not listening to … [Read more...] about What Is Attention?
Graphomotor Skills: Why Some Kids Hate To Write By Glenda Thorne, Ph.D. Description of Graphomotor Skills Handwriting is complex perceptual-motor skill that is dependent upon the maturation and integration of a number of cognitive, perceptual and motor skills, and is developed through instruction (Hamstra-Bletz and Blote, 1993; Maeland, 1992). … [Read more...] about Graphomotor Skills: Why Some Kids Hate To Write
What Are Some Problems Students Have With Memory? By Glenda Thorne, Ph.D. Students who have difficulty with memory may have deficits in encoding or registering information in memory, in storing or consolidating information in long-term memory, or in retrieving or accessing information from long-term memory. Problems with Encoding Information in … [Read more...] about What Are Some Problems Students Have With Memory?