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  • keep kids busy this summer

    Learning is year-round and doesn’t stop. During the school year, your child receives thirty-five hours of education each week while at school. Come summer break, this time comes to a halt. What can Canadian families do to keep kids busy this summer and prevent the summer slide?

    The Trager family may have found the answer. For the Tragers, the challenge is to keep their son busy with the right type of activities while school is out. Their son, Nicholas, like many 11-year-old boys, loves to do anything active. He plays hockey and soccer, he runs, and he skis. He’s constantly on the go from day until night. When he’s not playing sports, his summertime is filled with camping, road trips, and days at the beach.

    Many families have a similar story during the summer, rushing kids off to soccer practice, baseball tournaments, or swimming lessons. How is possible to fit tutoring into an already busy summer schedule? Andrea explains, “His attendance at Scholars is as important as any other extracurricular. We fit everything in together as a family, but tutoring is the thing that always remains consistentit’s first priority.”

    There’s no argument that sports and physical activity are important for children, especially during the summer. However, finding the right balance is important. Andrea says, “Nicholas is a very talented athlete, but being a good soccer player isn’t a promise that it will get him into university or collegepassing a math test is.”

    Andrea, a teacher herself, recognized that her son Nicholas was really struggling in school. “He was clearly six to eight months behind all of his classmates. His classroom teacher came to us and mentioned he had a hard time staying focused in class. I knew there wasn’t enough support for him in the classroom and that extra help was needed.”

    Andrea and her husband decided that summer was the best time for Nicholas to make some serious gains in his learning, and they contacted Scholars Education Centre for a free assessment. Once they saw the results of his assessment, Nicholas started attending Scholars four times a week in the summer. Andrea finds summer is the best time for Nicholas to get ahead because, “In the summer, that gap increases because he’s not in school every day, let alone every week. During summer break, I look at it as the opportunity to relax, to kick back a bit, but also to utilize that free time to fill that gap that tends to build over the summer break.”

    When asked how she teaches the importance of tutoring over the break, Andrea explains: “We don’t have to; he sees the benefit himself. He knows and sees that tutoring makes school easier. He knows that if he didn’t do tutoring, that school would be much harderhe wouldn’t enjoy school.”

    “Scholars teaches him the fundamentals, but he also learns skills that he can apply to his other school subjectsthat he can apply to life. He doesn’t only learn about math, he learns how to focus when he is doing his math work. This is what makes school easier for him,” says Andrea.

    Nicholas is approaching his fourth summer with Scholars. When asked why, Andrea says: “If you’re going to spend time putting your kids in camp or anything else this summer, why not do a summer program with Scholars where they can get ahead or catch up to what they’ve learned over the school year?”

    For families looking for something outside of regular tutoring, or students looking for a challenge, Scholars is proud to now offer Summer STEM programs. Our STEM program is a fun way to learn about robotics and coding through play! 

    …and still make time for learning!

    Learning is year-round and doesn’t stop. During the school year, your child receives thirty-five hours of education each week while at school. Come summer break, this time comes to a halt. What can Canadian families do to keep kids busy this summer and prevent the summer slide? The Trager family may have found the answer. For […]

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  • new-tutoring-centres

    Scholars Education Centre opens two new tutoring centres in Toronto and Newmarket!

    We celebrated our new Toronto-Danforth and Newmarket locations with a Grand Opening party at both Centres. Both Centres hosted a great family event where over a hundred friends, family, and residents from the community attended. There were face-painters, a variety of snacks, Lego, STEM robots, and Marshall from Paw Patrol even stopped by to say hello to the kids!

    Scholars Education Centre Toronto-Danforth is located at 300 Danforth Avenue, just west of Pape. The Centre is central to a variety of businesses within Greektown, making it a great spot for parents and guardians to drop off their kids and complete errands and shopping.  Centre owner Nitin and his location at Toronto-Danforth are proud to tutor high school and elementary students from Toronto communities such as Riverdale, Leslieville, Broadview, Greenwood, East York, and surrounding communities.

    Our Scholars Newmarket Centre is located at 83 Davis Drive. Centre owners John and his partner Risa call Newmarket home and are happy to work with local certified teachers and mentors to help students of all ages achieve their best when it comes to their schoolwork.

    Currently, both locations are running STEM programs along with specialized summer programs for students looking to get caught up and ahead over the summer break.

    Thank you to everyone that supported both John and Nitin at their Grand Opening events!

    Interested in owning your own Scholars Education Centre? Visit our franchising page.

    Toronto-Danforth & Newmarket Celebrations

    Scholars Education Centre opens two new tutoring centres in Toronto and Newmarket! We celebrated our new Toronto-Danforth and Newmarket locations with a Grand Opening party at both Centres. Both Centres hosted a great family event where over a hundred friends, family, and residents from the community attended. There were face-painters, a variety of snacks, Lego, […]

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  • summer-math-tutoring

    For the Mackay family, attending Scholars during the summer is a not a question—it’s the norm. Faith, the oldest of two daughters initially enrolled at Scholars four years ago for summer math tutoring when she began experiencing challenges with her math homework. 

    Faith was struggling with math and couldn’t grasp the methods her teacher was using at school. Her father, James, found himself in a situation faced by many parents; he was able to teach Faith how to solve the math problems, but his approach was different than the way she was being taught at school.

    “The way they were teaching her math—my wife and I couldn’t figure it out. Of course, I know how to do math, but I didn’t know how to explain it to my daughter the way they were being taught.”

    They thought it best to seek the help of a certified tutoring Centre to help their daughter grasp the current curriculum. “We started with an assessment and evaluation, and her results weren’t great. We enrolled her twice a week from the start,” said James, when describing the start of their journey with Scholars.

    A long-standing Scholars student and well into her high school journey, thanks to summer math tutoring, Faith now excels in her mathematics courses. Once Faith initially caught up with her classroom material and was able to stay on task, the Mackay family continued to make tutoring a weekly priority to ensure that she didn’t fall behind again. They want her to be well prepared for any challenge, and staying ahead of her grade-level material helps her do this.

    Seeing Faith’s success, The Mackay family enrolled Hope, Faith’s little sister, with Scholars. When asked about her experience with Scholars, she explains: “I like tutoring because it helps me with school a lot. I’m in seventh grade, but I’m learning eighth grade stuff. At school, my class is still learning stuff from sixth grade, so I’m pretty much two grade levels above most of my friends!” Both the girls are weekly attendees at the Centre throughout the year, and that doesn’t stop come summertime.

    Like any Canadian family, the Mackay’s have a jam-packed and busy summer schedule. Both parents work full-time throughout the year and make the best of the summer as a family, but they still keep education and summer tutoring a priority in their daughter’s lives. When asked what summer in the Mackay family looks like, James responds: “We do the same thing every other family does in the summer, but whether we’re on vacation, camping, or out of town, we still commit to tutoring on a regular basis.”

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    The flexible scheduling format at Scholars is a bonus for busy families like the Mackay searching for summer math tutoring. “Finding time for tutoring during the summer is not an inconvenience. If we’re away and the girls miss one week of tutoring, the next week they do two sessions to make up for their missed week. There’s no excuse not to—it’s easy.”

     

    “Children have at least thirty-five hours of education in just one week during the school year. In the summer, it just stops. From thirty-five hours to zero. Multiply that by two months and we’re finding a dangerous deficit in children’s ability to retain the information they’ve learned during the school year. As a father, I find the same stress and pressure over the summer for my kids. But I know it’s crucial for my kids do some sort of summer learning,” says Ian Macdonald, owner of Scholars Education Centre in Barrie.

    “A friend of mine teaches music lessons, and in the summer, the students drop off. They stop. When the kids come back, they don’t know what they knew in June. It’s a huge step back. It’s the same with school; if you stop for two months, you regress. If you don’t do math for two months, you don’t remember it,” explains James. Whether the focus is music, sports, or school, it takes time and practice to continue growing and learning. Suddenly stopping this practice for two months equates to a natural regression.

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    The benefits of summer tutoring were especially crucial when Faith was preparing for ninth grade. James was concerned about her transition to tougher course material. “High school is a big shift if you don’t know math going into high school. I know for Faith it was a huge shock. Without continuing with summer math tutoring, it would have been disastrous,” says James. 

    There’s no argument that students need downtime or a break—just like everyone else. For parents seeking a balance in their child’s life, a few hours of summer math tutoring each week can provide a safety net to prevent any learning regression during the summer break. It can also make the back-to-school transition easier in September.

    When asked how she feels about returning to school after a summer of regular tutoring, Hope smiles and says, “It’s great, I know more than all my class.”

     

    Summer Math Tutoring!

    For the Mackay family, attending Scholars during the summer is a not a question—it’s the norm. Faith, the oldest of two daughters initially enrolled at Scholars four years ago for summer math tutoring when she began experiencing challenges with her math homework.  Faith was struggling with math and couldn’t grasp the methods her teacher was […]

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  • best places to teach

    At Scholars Education Centre, we pride ourselves on employing bright and compassionate teachers and mentors. Our teaching staff must be willing to go the extra mile and, above all must have a passion for learning to share with their students. This year, we really wanted to focus on celebrating the teachers who dedicate themselves to Scholars and their students, and so we created a Teacher of the Year award for a recipient to be recognized and celebrated across all Scholars Education Centres.

    We asked each of our franchisees to nominate a member of their own dedicated team for the national award. After careful review and consideration from the Scholars Head Office Team, Tony Iskander was selected as the first recipient of the Scholars Teacher of the Year award.

     

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    Tony is a self-described gamer of all kinds, from board games to video games, to chess, Tony is naturally competitive and is always challenging himself to be his best.

    Tony developed an affinity for chemistry at a young age. “I fell in love with chemistry in high school,” he says. “Knowing the fundamental explanation of all the things that happen around us really intrigued me, and I decided to devote my life to it.”

    His passion for science led Tony to the University of Toronto, where he majored in chemistry and minored in biology. After completing his undergraduate degree, Tony decided to become an Ontario certified teacher to share his passion for science with young minds. Scholars Education Centre was the logical next step in his academic journey. The environment, the staff and the support of owner and director Diana Topping allowed Tony to thrive as a Scholars tutor in his hometown of Oakville.

    For three years, Tony has worked with students of all levels at Scholars. From chemistry, biology, physics and calculus to advanced functions, Tony has helped many high school students achieve mastery in their science and math classes, helping them gain admittance to their university programs of choice.

    Diana says, “He’s a fan favourite of many students at our centre. Many students and parents specifically request to work with Tony, and he has a loyal following of students. He’s been teaching some students at our centre for over three years.”

    Asked about his success with students, Tony says that a “teaching style should be conducive to the student’s way of learning.” Before diving in to work with the student, Tony takes time to get to know the person behind the textbook. “It’s important to know what each student’s interests are and what they enjoy outside of school.” Using examples ranging from basketball to dance lessons, “I try to use examples from students’ lives as to why science or math is not just something that they have to do,” Tony explains.

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    Comparing math or science problems to something the student enjoys in everyday life makes solving challenging problems more enjoyable and memorable. Sarah, one of Tony’s long-standing students, is one such student who benefits from this strategy. “I never would have gotten this if you didn’t teach it to me this way,” she says, beaming, after solving a particularly tricky calculus problem.

    Tony has had more than a handful of students express their gratitude for helping them grasp concepts they didn’t quite understand in school. “Many students have told me, ‘I wish you were my classroom teacher,’ and truth is, I wish I was too! It’s my dream to work in the local school system here in Oakville. I would love to teach science full time.”

    Whether as a student or a teacher, it’s easy to find success when you’re happy. Working at Scholars is no exception. Tony says, “I love working at Scholars. Our team here is very close—we’re always hanging out after work or grabbing lunch before a session. We always support one another and work together for the benefit of the students.”

    Asked about Tony and the rest of her team at Scholars, Diana says, “The job itself is innately rewarding—for me and the staff. It’s easy to cultivate an environment for learning when you have so many passionate teachers and individuals in one space. It’s inspiring watching both the students and teachers work and grow together.”

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    “I can think of no one more deserving of the award,” says Marla Ovenden-Cooper, the director of operations. “Tony is great. He’s such a positive role model for not only our students but the other teachers in Oakville as well.”

    From everyone at Scholars, we would like to thank Tony for his dedication and commitment to the students and Scholars. Congratulations!

    Do you know a teacher looking to join our tutoring staff at one of our Centres? Click here to apply and to learn why Scholars is one of the best places to teach!

    Tony Iskander is Scholars Teacher of the Year!

    At Scholars Education Centre, we pride ourselves on employing bright and compassionate teachers and mentors. Our teaching staff must be willing to go the extra mile and, above all must have a passion for learning to share with their students. This year, we really wanted to focus on celebrating the teachers who dedicate themselves to […]

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  • math-homework

    Homework in general isn’t something that most kids enjoy. From my experience as a teacher, tutor and Auntie, math homework is by far the worst! Parents and children often grow frustrated and stressed out when working on challenging math problems at home, and this is something that I can definitely relate to. When I was in elementary school math was by far my least favourite subject. I can remember countless nights sitting at the kitchen table attempting math homework with my dad by my side trying to help me. Despite his best efforts 9 times out of 10 the night would end with us both completely frustrated, me in tears, and my homework not completed. It wasn’t until nearly 15 years later that my mindset started to change and math started to become not so bad after all.

     


     

    As a current teacher, I look at the curriculum and often think to myself that the content, and how kids are learning it, is so very different than what I remember as a child. Students in school now are taught multiple strategies and approaches to solving problems, whereas when I was in school (not really all that long ago) there was only one way to solve multiplication problems. While these changes encourage students to think outside of the box and provide them with more open-ended ways of solving problems, they can also be problematic when it comes time for parents to help their child with math homework. So, what can parents do about it? Here are some things that I wish my dad knew when he was trying his best to help me:

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    Math homework is more memorable when it’s fun!

    1. Make it Fun With Games

    Before cracking open the textbook or starting on the worksheets play some math games with your child. It’s important to “warm up” your math brain prior to starting math work. Frankly, many students find it hard (and not enjoyable) to go from an unrelated activity directly into “math mode.” There are endless math games that can be played with cards and dice, which most households have on hand. Your child may know some math games to play, otherwise you can easily find examples online. Once your child’s math brain is warmed up and they’re feeling positive, then start on their math homework.

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    Be sure to build their confidence when it comes to math homework.

    2. Build confidence

    Stay positive, ALWAYS! Growth mindsets and positive feedback are essential for success. When a child sees that they can do something, they gain confidence in their abilities and are more open to tackling challenging problems. One very simple change that you can model in your day to day life is to avoid saying “I can’t.” Instead, add the word “yet” to this statement… “I can’t, YET.” This small little word can completely change how we approach problems, and this positive mindset goes a long way!

    3. Let them teach you

    It is entirely possible that the way your child is learning math is very different then how you learned it. It’s important to be open minded and willing to try new and different ways of approaching math problems. Encourage your child to be the teacher so that they can help you understand. When your child is teaching you be sure to listen carefully to their explanations, don’t interrupt, ask questions only when they are finished, and then you try it! By practicing together you are helping your child reinforce their learning.

     

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    4. Different strategies are OK

    All students learn different ways and at different paces. It’s OK if they are still using their fingers or if they still need to skip count. While it’s important to encourage more efficient strategies you shouldn’t discourage the ones that they are currently using. Any strategy is better than no strategy at all!

     

     

    5. Ask a teacher

    If you and your child are still feeling totally lost, don’t panic! One night that homework doesn’t get finished is NOT the end of the world. Get in touch with the classroom teacher the next day by sending a note asking for clarification, and then try again the next night. Teachers appreciate that their students are getting extra help at home and sending a note back with an explanation and some examples is not too much to ask!

     

     


    nikki-math-expert

    Article Written By: Nikkilee D.

    Nikki has worked with hundreds of Scholars students, and has been an education coordinator at the Scholars Peterborough Centre for six years .  Nikki loves to travel, and has experience teaching in Africa, Calgary and across Ontario.

    5 Tips to Help Your Child Tackle Math Homework

    Homework in general isn’t something that most kids enjoy. From my experience as a teacher, tutor and Auntie, math homework is by far the worst! Parents and children often grow frustrated and stressed out when working on challenging math problems at home, and this is something that I can definitely relate to. When I was […]

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  • back-to-school-first-week

    Back to School is right around the corner! We’ve been hunting for the secret cure-all to make the back to school transition more manageable, but what if instead of using the last fleeting days of summer to prepare for school, we decided to enjoy that time? In fact, mom, dad, or guardian playing hooky from work the first week of school can actually make September a more productive month at home and work!

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    When parents are stressed, it often affects our kids, making transitions harder for everyone involved. Studies show that “parental anxiety causes children to be more anxious” and that 55% of parents say going back to school is stressful.

    It’s no wonder that parents feel overwhelmed when they are bombarded with new schedules, shopping for back to school clothes, accumulating new school supplies, making lunches, checking bus schedules, and finding daycare for before or after school. Having one parent or guardian take the first week of school off from work creates the opportunity to tackle the long “back to school to-do list” in the daytime instead of during precious family time in the evening. At the end of the day, the time adjustment means less stress for everyone—and having more time to talk about the school day when kids come home.

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    What can wait?

     

    Here’s a list of stress-heavy tasks that can wait until after their first week of school.

     

    • Back-to-school clothes: The weather does not magically turn cold the first day of school. Why not shop for just one special back to school outfit before school starts and do the rest while the malls are quiet in the first week of September? This allows you to save time and maybe get some ‘you’ shopping in as well!

     

    • Lunches: If you are the kind of parent or guardian who worries about meal plans or is on the latest bento-box craze, you are not alone; 50% of moms of school-aged children say shopping for and packing school lunches stresses them out. You likely have the basics in your fridge to make at least one or two lunches. Take week one off and leave planning these meals to the first day or two of school. You can even spend one day doing freezer meals making month one of the school year even less stressful!

     

    • Daycare & bus schedules: Alleviate anxiety about daycare and bus schedules by walking kids to and from the bus on week one. Consider introducing kids to daycare routines gradually over the week. You may want to take your child to school day one and two and have them only attend aftercare. Add in before-care routines at the end of the week, making morning transitions more manageable.

     

    • Extracurricular activities: Many extracurricular activities start week two of the school year, but you can still do a dry run for these activities by preparing snack plans and setting up drivers in advance. You can even use time week one to plan out the dreaded family calendar. Schedules are often not confirmed until week one anyway.

     

    Feeling guilty about taking the back to school week off? It is not just you and your children who will benefit from reduced stress when you take off the first week of school! 51% of parents say that the back to school season interferes with work and 44% say that they are distracted at work during this time. Taking time off week one and reducing stress means parents can ensure at-home plans are in place, resulting in less distraction and higher productivity for the remainder of September.

     

     

     


    Sources:
    The Intergenerational Transmission of Anxiety: A Children-of-Twins Study

    American Journal of Psychiatry 2015 172:7, 630-637

    Waban, MA Katie Bugbee in. “Back to School Stress and Anxiety – for Parents.” Care.com, Care.com, 2 Sept. 2015, www.care.com/c/stories/3216/back-to-school-stress-and-anxiety-forparent/.

     

    Why Mom Should Play Hooky the First Week of School

    Back to School is right around the corner! We’ve been hunting for the secret cure-all to make the back to school transition more manageable, but what if instead of using the last fleeting days of summer to prepare for school, we decided to enjoy that time? In fact, mom, dad, or guardian playing hooky from […]

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  • markham learning centre

    Looking for a Scholars  in Markham? Click here to see our locations.

     

    Scholars Education Centre Launches New Centre in Markham, Ontario

    On May 27th, 2017, Scholars Education Centre celebrated opening its eighteenth location in Markham, Ontario.  Scholars Education Centre would like to welcome Alysha and her mother Terri to the Scholars family.

    The grand opening family event was held from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.  Over fifty friends, families, and residents from the community attended the opening.  The event included face painters, a Lego area, balloons, a variety of appetizers, a grand opening cake, and an official ribbon cutting from councilor Alex Chiu.

    Scholars Education Centre Markham is located at 7080 Warden Avenue, unit B4 (north of Warden and Steeles).  The Centre is anchored by a variety of businesses, making it a great spot for parents and guardians to drop off their kids and complete errands and shopping.  The plaza contains a T&T Supermarket, Starbucks, Subway, TD Bank, Shoppers Drug Mart, Boston Pizza, and more.

    Scholars Education Centre provides tutoring in Markham for students of all ages, all grades, and in all subject areas.  The Centre employs Ontario certified teachers and qualified mentors and provides individualized tutoring plans that are customized to each student based on their unique needs.  Different from local competitors, the Centre provides a low student to teacher ratio to ensure a high level of quality and service is being delivered to each student.

    Currently, the location is running a grand opening special along with specialized summer programs for students looking to get caught up and ahead over the summer break.  Contact Terri and Alysha today for more information: 905-604-8511 or via markham@scholarscanada.com.

    In case you missed the grand opening event, view the video below to recap the fun filled day.  Thank you for everyone that attended the successful grand opening!

     

    Markham Grand Opening Event

    Looking for a Scholars  in Markham? Click here to see our locations.   Scholars Education Centre Launches New Centre in Markham, Ontario On May 27th, 2017, Scholars Education Centre celebrated opening its eighteenth location in Markham, Ontario.  Scholars Education Centre would like to welcome Alysha and her mother Terri to the Scholars family. The grand […]

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  • summer-learning

    Every year, parents like Beth take the time to research summer camps, sports teams, and vacations that she plans for her children to participate in over the summer months.


    “What makes it easier is knowing that they will not fall behind in their learning over the summertime,” she says.


    Her son Drew is 11 years old, and Karlee is age 7. They both attend Scholars Education Centre each summer to ensure that they don’t experience summer learning loss.

    Summer planning and preparation is a difficult undertaking for parents. It’s challenging to find activities that engage children and provide them with the tools needed for success in the next school year. Parents consistently cite summer as the most difficult time to ensure that their children are productive (Duffett et al., 2004).

    “Scholars Education Centre provides our family individualized programming that is flexible around our busy schedules,” says Beth.

    We know that summer learning is a key issue for Canadian parents. Over the past 100 years, multiple studies have shown that, in North America, summer learning loss is real. Students that don’t keep up with studies experience a ‘Summer Slide’ (White, 1995).

    Over the summer break, students may lose two months of grade-level equivalency in math computation (Cooper, Nye, Charleton, & Greenhouse, 1996). Similarly, spelling skills are greatly affected and decay over time if they are not practiced (Cooper & Sweller, 1987; Geary, 1995).

    Research suggests it is not just remedial students that should seek summer learning opportunities. Rather, all students, regardless of academic skills, will benefit from summer learning to prevent loss of their academic knowledge.

    For many parents, a common dilemma is trying to prepare their children for the next grade without knowledge of what material will be learnt.


    “I don’t have the time to research the school curriculum and find out what they will be learning,” states Beth. “Scholars Education Centre mirrors our local school board content and uses Ontario-certified teachers to work with my children. It just makes sense.”


    Parents that focus on ensuring that their children receive quality summer learning should contact Scholars Education Centre today for a free, no-obligation assessment.

     

     

    Summer Learning Loss

    Every year, parents like Beth take the time to research summer camps, sports teams, and vacations that she plans for her children to participate in over the summer months. “What makes it easier is knowing that they will not fall behind in their learning over the summertime,” she says. Her son Drew is 11 years […]

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  • The more routine your life is, the more dull and repetitive your job, the more your brain needs a vacation. Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich of Posit Science and Scientific Learning, developers of brain fitness programs, gives some interesting insights into vacation time.

    “You can say that taking a holiday is a little bit like going back to childhood, when the world was full of wonder and everything you saw was full of things that you hadn’t expected or seen before, you had to calibrate it in your brain.”Our brain functions best when we are alert and stimulated by new and challenging situations.”One thing that happens in your everyday life is that things can become so predictable, so controlled, and you can live a little bit of a dream-like life,” Merzenich said. “Our environments, after all, are constructed so that we are relatively rarely surprised by what’s happening in them.”So what are the healthiest vacations for your brain? You want a different and challenging environment full of surprises and wonderment. Trips to foreign locations, a canoe trip to uncharted waters, and volunteering with a humanitarian organization are a few suggestions.The latest research validates the saying “A change is better than a rest.””Part of maintaining your basic vitality is contributing in a very fundamental way to sustaining learning rates,” Merzenich said. “In a sense, the more you engage your brain in ways that stimulate it, the more you’re doing to maintain your capacity to learn and to improve. It’s actually right at the heart of maintaining yourself in a fundamental sense.”

    So, revitalize your cognitive self and take that vacation!

    Take That Vacation… Your Brain Will Thank You For It!

    The more routine your life is, the more dull and repetitive your job, the more your brain needs a vacation. Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich of Posit Science and Scientific Learning, developers of brain fitness programs, gives some interesting insights into vacation time. “You can say that taking a holiday is a little bit like going back […]

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