Focusing Ability: Educational Success
A Helpful Guide for the Parent and for the Classroom Teacher
About the Book
If you have a child or student who seems academically unmotivated, disinterested, and who has a tendency to give up . . .
Don’t allow it!
The problem may be that they have focus disabilities that can be remedied at home and at school. In this guide to helping students, a retired teacher and counselor with forty-two years of experience shares practical strategies to:
• revise your approach based on a child’s learning style;
• help children focus on the task at hand;
• find the best place for a child to study; and
• establish routines that promote success.
Before you start testing a child for Attention Deficit Disorder or other serious problems, you must give them a chance to focus—and this means showing them how to do it.
Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, you’ll find straightforward guidance that can change an underperforming child into a bright student poised for success with the lessons in this book.
About the Author
Jan R. Knight earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English with minors in history and education and a Master’s Degree in counseling. She has also earned above-master’s hours for her National Board Certification in counseling and school counseling. She retired after a long career in education teaching English, creative writing, and chorus, and counseling with individual students as well as entire classrooms on motivation, college planning and personal issues. She also served as an academic/crisis counselor. Jan is also the author of Help! I’m a Parent and Becoming a Memorable Teacher.