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BRAINSAREFUN FEARLESS FRIDAY BLOG – news from the reading renaissance – Friday June 28, 2013

REPEAT, REPEAT, REPEAT. RESTATE, RESTATE, RESTATE. RETELL, RETELL, RETELL – from Rory Donaldson, reading teacher

 

Can you imagine a great artist being told, "Stop repeating that passage. Stop restating that theme. Stop retelling that story?" Great artists know all about repeating, restating and retelling each part to mastery. Repetition is one of their greatest teaching tools. Sure, it can be frustrating to repeat to Little Billy for the 80th time, "Bill, for the …"

But whose fault is it that L.B. isn't paying attention? Did he ever agree to pay attention? Great teaching starts with "cooperation" before tackling additional instruction.

"Repeat, repeat, repeat, Restate, restate, restate. Retell, retell, retell." This is one of the many Royal Roads to teaching excellence.

Thanks for all you do to teach kids to succeed with reading and math. Let me know how I can help. 
 
Rory
 
P.S. We have 3 new solutions for sale over at Brainsarefun.com – success with reading, math and study skills. I think you'll find the examples and instructions even easier to use. Your support not only allows me to develop new solutions, it provides free copies to parents, teachers and grandparents who need extra help.*
 

* We know that some people don't have $24.95 right now to purchase Brainsarefun solutions, but still need success with reading and math this summer. If you need any of our solutions email me and I'll send them to you for free: rory@brainsarefun.com. I love to send stuff out for free. I love it when people buy our solutions. Either way kids win with reading and math. Thanks.


Rory Donaldson, reading, math and study-skills teacher. Brainsarefun founder. Fearless Friday Blog published fearlessly every Friday, © 2013 by Rory Donaldson, rory@brainsarefun.com, 860-304-3178.

Rory Donaldson

I flood kids with reading, math and study-skill success.