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6 Teacher Tips You Can Use at Home

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Personalize Content

Professional tutor and private educator Arziki Phenyo uses personalization to get kids to take notice. "Though content should always be linked to curricular goals and overarching standards, it is important to demonstrate how principles are important parts of students' everyday lives and interests," she says. "For instance, the class can calculate the average number of points their favorite basketball team scored over the last five games or how many runs their favorite baseball player frequently scores during games for a lesson on mean and mode." While it might sound tricky, the same secret can be used when working on behavior, like explaining honesty in terms your child will understand, bringing real-life experiences and people to hit the concept home.