Scientists Identified The Month In Which Underachieving Students Are Often Born
February 21, 2019 15:46 By Fabiosa
Very often, children are evaluated by their academic performance. But the marks are just numbers, which don’t account for the individual characteristics of a child and numerous other factors. Therefore, before you label a child as a high achiever or underachiever, you should get clear on the determining factors.
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Pay attention to internal factors, such as personal and intellectual development of the child, as well as the environment and motivation to study. External factors that matter include the teacher’s personality, the degree of similarity between the kid’s and teacher’s temperaments, the features of the educational system, and social-economic conditions.
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There is yet another factor that indirectly affects the child’s academic performance – the birth month. According to studies, there is a correlation between the age when a child goes to school and his or her cognitive abilities. It turns out that children born in August have the lowest academic performance; they are less active and successful at school.
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This is explained by the fact that such children have less time to develop and prepare before they start attending school in comparison with their peers born in other months. It should be noted that it doesn’t mean that parents should delay their children’s schooling in order to give them a leg up academically.
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The study showed that students born in September demonstrate the best results in studies. They are more likely to graduate from higher education establishments and have fewer problems with the law than their peers born in August.
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Have you ever thought that your birth month of the birth month of your children affects the academic performance and, in general, has a huge impact on school years? Please share your thoughts.
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The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.