Carol Wood

Is your pre-kindergarten student ready to enter a formal school environment and meet teacher and school expectations?

Many parents assume that their young child is ready for preschool or pre-kindergarten based on his or her chronological age. Are they correct to assume their child is ready to begin formal instruction in the development of his or her reading, math, and language skills because they are chronologically of age? Not necessarily! 

Published: 2018-04-12 12:00
Carol Wood

Students’ attention can be difficult to obtain, especially in a culture of social media and technology. As teachers, we are always seeking ways to get and maintain our students’ focus and attention so they can comprehend what is presented and master the material. Following are a few suggestions for doing this!

Published: 2018-02-17 12:00
Carol Wood

As a parent, are you sometimes afraid you will make your children angry with you if you discipline them and/or require responsible, respectful behaviors? Are you worried you may cause them emotional harm if you hold them to your expectations and require certain behaviors? Do any of your children refuse to do homework, study for tests, attend after-school tutorial sessions, and/or earn grades lower than his or her abilities? Have your children taken charge of your home?

Published: 2018-01-29 01:50
Carol Wood, Total Learning Concepts

The ability to understand what is read is one of the most important skills for a student to have to be successful in school. Since so much of what students learn is done so through reading textbooks, outside reading, notes, or written work, it is essential for them to perfect this skill!

Published: 2017-09-12 16:03

As an educator and educational consultant, it has become clear that the reason many students do not earn high grades or reach their full academic potential is due to less than ideal study skills. Not all students innately know how to approach their school work in the most effective and efficient ways. Students often tell me they know what to do, but just aren’t doing it.

Published: 2017-08-13 20:38