How Cross-Curricular Learning Can Teach Your Child So Much More

How Cross-Curricular Learning Can Teach Your Child So Much More

Unlike in the past when school subjects were taught independent of each other, there are now learning institutions and instructors that promote cross-curricular learning. It’s a teaching method where new information is taught in the context of other facts.

Teacher Magazine explained that using this technique means there’s less need to run through the same lessons with their students that they have already learned elsewhere. This effectively transfers the burden … Full Article

Brain Connectivity and Autism

Parents of children on the autism spectrum often have one, deep, agonizing, underlying question: Why? Scientists are struggling with the same question, but the good news is that increasingly, there are answers.

In recent years, many studies have been conducted examining the brain functioning and neural connections in people on the autism spectrum.  These studies use MRI’s to analyze the brain’s connections and circuits to try and determine the causes and possible solutions to helping those with autism. 

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When Tutoring is Ineffective and What to do About it.

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What do you do when your child keeps falling behind in school?

For most parents, Private tutoring services are the first line of defense for helping the chronically struggling student. In fact upwards of one third of Canadian parents have used tutors to try and bridge that gap.

The 3 main benefits of a tutor are:

  1. They work at your child’s pace.
  2. They give your child personal, one on one attention.
  3. They can focus on specific learning challenges.

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Television: The Focus Killer

Kids watching TV

By Revi Mula

Mom, Wife, Designer, Opinionated Blogger, and Maxi Mind client.

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I was one of those pregnant women.  You know, the one who spent nine months reading all the books and magazines and become a preacher.

“I am not letting my kids watch television at all for the first year.”

“Those fast-moving videos are not good for kids. I am not letting my kids watch. It will give them ADD.”

“Television is not a babysitter.”

I had twins. … Full Article

Brain Training for Kids with ADHD – It Works But Does it Last?

Hi, I’m Arnie – the Maxi Mind Learning guy.

One of the most common questions I get is what happens when a Maxi Mind Brain Training Course is over? Do we need booster courses? Do we need to come back every year?

The short answer is, No. The improvements you get are generally maintained and typically continue to grow long after the course is over.

How is that? You may ask: If I stop exercising my body, I’ll get weak … Full Article

How Does Joy Train the Brain

Hi, I’m Dr. Arnie Gotfryd and today I want to talk about joy. You know, that happy feeling that everybody chases but nobody seems to catch.

Well, most kids DO know how to have fun and in fact they’ll do almost anything for a good time. That’s great for brain trainers like us, because we use the chemistry of joy to help both stimulate and reinforce brain development in focus-challenged children.

Maxi Mind leverages joy in three important ways:

First, … Full Article