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Old 03-02-2019, 04:56 AM
 
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At this point it seems to me to make more sense to focus on teaching facts and telling her ONE way to solve computation problems (traditional algorithm) and have her practice just that one way over and over again until she can do it.
I completely agree with you!

I believe that current trends in education are focused way too much on correcting children's weaknesses instead of playing to their strengths. Not all children learn the same way. - But memorization of facts has it's own benefits in the brain, and whole word readers are actually faster in everyday situations than phonics readers.

We need to build on the things our students can do, and help them be proud of their learning.
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