Teaching at Home

Those that are using our website as “filler” activities until school resumes may not be interested in the theoretical and scientific underpinnings of learning and memory that are discussed in this section. On the other hand, your child(ren) (and yourself) will continue to use the neurocognitive skills described in this section when they return to school and for the rest of their lives. Therefore, the information contained in this section is relevant for life. In addition, many adults will likely find the concepts and discussions in this section interesting in their own right. Much has developed in the science of learning since many of us were in school!

Neurocognitive Considerations

There are obviously many things to consider when teaching – either at school or at home. We will consider three aspects of pedagogy (the method and practice of teaching) that we hope will make the job more interesting and helpful in understanding how all humans learn. These topics include: cognitive development, spiraling of content and concepts, and using hands-on approaches and activities.

Click on any one of the three topics below to learn more.