Okay, okay, I'm listening. I received this email from a concerned parent this week, wondering how to help her seventh-grade son study more effectively:
Dear Ms. Roell,
Hello! I am writing due to the fact that I need some help! My son, who is in seventh grade at ********** Middle School in ******* PA, is not succeeding in school. He does not have any kind of learning disability, but will not study by himself. I have to sit with him to prepare him for every one of his exams.
We are both frustrated with the system I have set up, even though his grades have improved somewhat. Is there a better way to motivate him to study alone or to study with him???? He and I are both over these long weekends full of homework. What can I do? I'd appreciate any help you could give.
A concerned parent
That's the third email this month regarding a middle school student, so I'm guessing some of you out there are interested in some study tips, huh?
Here are some ways to help your kid in middle school study. They involve some dedication, but you'll also get a few laughs, some exercise and even a little bit of zaniness out of them! And who doesn't need a little more zany in their lives?
When you try one of the techniques, let me know! Email me!