Parent Letters and Course Comments
Emotions and Learning Seminar Comments 2009
Hi! We had a great time on Tuesday night and I must admit that I have been a lot calmer with Tygah when things start to get out of control. Scott even practiced those techniques on Brittanie! So much of what John said was so simple when you take the time to think about what’s happening in a situation. I just hope we have a better year with the little man, including when he is at family day care!!!!!
Cheers,Peta and Scott
Parents Play Patch Family Day Care, Mackay
“From beginning to end it was brilliant.”
“Reading strategies especially check the picture I didnt realise how important that was. I just wish we knew this when my child was in Grade 1”
“Applying the strategies and being able to help my child when they run of the rails at home.”
I want to thank you for running the “Clear Pathways for Kids Learning” course.
I came because I wanted to help with my children’s education – mainly assisting with homework and reading. Even though my kids worked quite well, I was tired of fighting with them to do it and the head on the table thing.
You brought to my attention the different styles of learning and behaviours to be aware of and of course – we learn in different ways and learning can be fun!
Now, having this background knowledge, I suspected eye problems and took both of my boys for a behavioural optometry assessment. What an experience! Both boys now have glasses because they were over focusing. Their attitude and schooling has improved and best of all they are not so tired and grumpy in the afternoons when doing homework.
Learning can be fun!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us…..
Louise and Nick Buiatti
I attended your Active Education presentation on Reading strategies.
I would like to thank you most sincerely for the wealth of valuable information you so generously shared in just a few short hours.
Since following the seven reading strategies with my children I have noticed major positive changes in their reading abilities.
My son now scans the book before we read it and checks for any ‘tricky’ words. Following just this simple step alone has made a huge difference in the enjoyment of the book. By checking for these ‘tricky’ words prior to him actually reading means he doesn’t have to stop and stumble. He now actually reads ‘like he is talking’ all on his own. It is rare for me now to have to tell him to ‘make it sound like talking’ as he is doing this when he reads now.
My son is a far more confident and expressive reader than he was prior to me attending your presentation, he has a much more enthusiastic approach to reading and towards books in general.
I feel far more confident that I am helping my children to help themselves when we read at night.
I would recommend all parents with children starting school to attend your Active Education Reading Strategies lecture. I personally have been absolutely thrilled with the results.
Once again, Thank you so very much.