With over 20 years of experience working as an educator and developing a reading comprehension program for exceptional children, we’ve learning quite a bit about the way kids learn. Here’s what we’ve discovered in our experience working with children over the years.
“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Fear comes from disappointment. Once a child gains confidence, fear is no longer an obstacle.
Every child is interested in learning new things. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are – and aren’t – that you will truly succeed.
Every child is unique. It is their individuality that determines their strengths.
Every child has creative and imaginative ideas. Every child needs encouragement. It will take them beyond where they think they can go.
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius
Every child is interested in doing well. Every child yearns for approval.
When a child achieves a goal they never thought possible, let them know how they can do anything with effort. Let them know how SMART they are. Give them a big hug!
Every child has the determination to be the best they can be. That determination needs to be nurtured. If it is nurtured their will to achieve will persist.
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” ― Vince Lombardi Jr.
The children of today are the future of tomorrow. Help them remove their fears; guide them through new experiences; give them the freedom to imagine; Let them know “I CAN.”
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ― Nelson Mandela