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Could Do Better...: How Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed at School Paperback – 1 Jun 2005


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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd (1 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842993038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842993033
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 23.4 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 607,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Noel Janis-Norton is Director of the New Learning Centre in North London. As well as consulting and leading workshops across the UK and in the USA, Noel Janis-Norton is still very much a hands-on practitioner, visiting schools and keeping in touch with new government initiatives in education. She is the author of other acclaimed titles for Barrington Stoke including Can't Smack, Won't Smack (2005)

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First I must admit that I know Noel Janis-Norton well - I used to work for her at The New Learning Centre in London for many years. I can testify that she is a gifted teacher who helps many parents facilitate their children's learning, no matter how desperate the situation seems at first.

This book contains all parents need to know in order to improve their children's reading and listening comprehension, develop their love for reading and their ability to produce their best written work. But the most important part, in my opinion, is giving parents practical strategies to manage homework, revision and school projects without resorting to endless nagging and shouting. The emphasis is on calm, consistent routines and positive feedback, and correcting children's mistakes through praise rather than criticism. Noel takes a look at children as a whole and shows how parents can stretch them without being pushy, so that children feel proud of both their effort and achievement. And because I personally use these ideas and practical skills with the families I work with, I know how effective they are!
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