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Help Your Child Set New Year Goals

New Year goals and resolutions are just as important for kids as they are for adults – especially when it comes to academic success!   New Year’s Day and the days immediately following the 1st marks the tradition of new beginnings. According to developmental...

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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s — By the Numbers

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights legend and American hero whose legacy we celebrate next week.  He dedicated his life to fighting injustice and advancing the cause of equal...

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Winter Break Refreshes the Mind, Body, and Spirit of Students

Winter break is a time that aids in refreshing the mind, the body, and the spirit of students. Students that are refreshed are found to experience higher levels of success in school. If you are reading this, your child has already endured the most challenging aspects...

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Building Your Child’s Schema During Christmas Break

According to developmental specialists, Christmas break is a productive time of the year to place a special emphasis on building your child’s schema. As mentioned in our previous posts, a “schema” is the concept of helping children interpret and organize the...

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Importance of Knowing Your Child’s Schema

Schema are unique patterns associated with the behaviors of a child. Upon observation, you will recognize these patterns in your child. They are regularly displayed as actions that assist the child in making sense of and developing an understanding of the world. In...

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9 Easy Ways to Boost your Child’s Brain Power on Thanksgiving

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching No need to take a holiday from brain-based learning just because it’s Thanksgiving.  We’re all busy, busy, busy on turkey day, of course.  But there are simple, no-hassle ways of squeezing in some...

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Using Math Skills for Thanksgiving Dinner

Does your jaw drop when you hear the kids complain about math skills they’ll never use once they’re grown up? Join the crowd of teachers and parents who wonder if they will ever be able to convince students and offspring about the value of understanding math. Subtlety...

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How Harry Potter Can Help Make your Child a Math Rock Star

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching No, it doesn't have to do with witchcraft. Encouraging students to write creatively - whether a crazy short story or the beginning of a cool fantasy novel - will help them master Math....

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The Learning Science of the Brain

For the past twenty years, pioneering research has dove deep into the workings of the brain. We now know that no two brains are exactly alike. By understanding of the capabilities of the brain, we can improve educational-based research, learning policies, and teaching...

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5 Myths about Bullying that Parents Need to Know

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Many of you have been on one side or another of the bullying issue. Either a child has intimidated, harassed or physically harmed your child. Or your son or daughter was the bully. Being a parent...

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What do I Tell my Children about Gun Violence and Terrorism?

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching My heart is heavy. I'm re-running a post to support parents and children in the wake of another tragedy caused by gun violence, this time in Las Vegas. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims...

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Important Steps to Learning Success

One of the greatest truths in learning is that none of us are as smart as all of us combined. The unity of a team develops each person’s full potential and learning capacity. Success isn’t achieved by a single individual. It requires a team that perpetuates learning...

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8 Go-To Websites for Turning Your Child into an Academic Star

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Hello Everyone! School's underway, and you probably know in general how well your child is doing.  If you don't, it's not difficult to find out.  You can go to back-to-school night if it hasn’t...

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Knowing When your Child Needs Help with Homework

When your child is crying or ripping their homework to shreds, it is easy to see they need some help with homework. However, not all children are vocal or open about their struggles. In fact, you may be nine weeks into a school semester before you have a clue there is...

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A Secret Technique to Help Your Younger Child with Math

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Let's say your child is struggling with counting or can't remember shapes. What do you do? Usually, parents sit down and try to help their students themselves. Not a good idea. Research shows that...

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3 Ways that Doing Math is Like Going to an Amusement Park

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Though it sounds like a stretch, Math mastery and a trip to an amusement park like Six Flags Discovery Kingdom have more in common than you'd think.  And, no, it doesn't have to do with...

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Our Discovery Process: Individualized Assessment

No two people in the world have the same brain, or learn in the same manner. The brain is constantly growing and evolving and adapting to its environment. It is changing to adjust to our skills, experiences, and our level of understanding. By understanding this a...

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3 Little-Known Apps to Solve Pesky Back-to-School Problems

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching What happens when your five-year-old freaks out on the first day of school? How can you get your child out of the house in time to catch the bus? What do you pack for lunch if your kids are likely...

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Importance of Kids Learning to Explain Their Math Thinking

Over the course of the past twenty years, the organization known as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has been a leader in the concept of motivating children to explain their math thinking within the classroom environment. It is believed that this...

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10 Free Apps that Educators Recommend for Back to School

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Hip Hip Hurrah!  School’s started! As much as I love my darlings, I can’t help but do a little dance at this time of year.  But going back to school can also be stressful.  Last week, I shared...

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Three Ways that Kids who are Good at Math Benefit as Adults

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching As parents, we want our children to grow up to be happy, healthy and wise. We run ourselves ragged to increase the odds of that happening - from ferrying them to sports and music classes, to...

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When to Seek Math Tutoring: The Earlier the Better

Let's face it. Not everyone is good at math. If your child has had a tough time with mathematics in the past, it might be time to get started with tutoring. The earlier you start, the better off that they will be in the long run. For the struggling child, in-class...

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Six Ways Parents are Helping their Children Succeed in School

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Parents influence a student’s academic achievement five times more than teachers do, according to research conducted by the Royal Economic Society in the United Kingdom (UK).  And the Math nerd in...

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Is Your Child a Thinker or a Zombie?

By Deanna Hurn, Founder and Executive Director of Miracle Math Coaching Here's one of my fav posts from the past…   We all want our children to be Einsteins.  Parenting Expert Vicki Hoefle says it best: "Thinking Kids are WAY more FUN to Raise than Zombie kids...

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