The Blog

As a newspaper columnist, Nancy Devlin, Ph.D. has written over 700 articles on subjects related to education and parenting. Welcome to her Classroom!

Learning Styles

It is important for parents to understand their child’s learning style not only to monitor the school’s program but to supplement it at home. Continue reading

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Beware of What You Say

Children do not always understand as an adult. Watch what you say. Watch your grammar. Continue reading

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Chapter 9: Uniform Approach Noses Out Individuality

Each child enters the school system as a unique individual. Schools by the early introduction of workbooks, worksheets and other fill in the blank education quickly erase the individuality of the student. Continue reading

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Temperaments: Treat each child uniquely not equally

It may be difficult to do, but it helps to rejoice in the uniqueness of each person and to allow them to be themselves. Continue reading

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The Person Your Child is Meant to be

Seven points to develop your child into the person he is meant to be. Continue reading

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Life Long Learners

Children can be divided into groups according to learning style and rate of learning when teaching a skill, then brought together as a group when using the skill as a tool for learning. Continue reading

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Intelligence

Intelligence is much more than a score on a group paper and pencil tests. Children in the ghetto have intelligence to survive. Continue reading

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ADHD… Is It Really?

There are no diagnostic tests for ADHD. Parents need to visit the school, question the principal about the number of students diagnosed with ADHD. Continue reading

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New Year Resolution: Believe in Yourself as a Parent

Set high standards for yourself and your children will reflect them. Continue reading

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Before Black Friday Toy Shopping

The most advertised toy is not always the better toy to give. Continue reading

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