Archive | August, 2012

Identifying Your Child’s Learning Style By Dr. Joseph Frey

15 Aug

While each child is unique, learning styles tend to fall into three distinct categories: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Auditory learners do better by listening rather than reading. Expecting an auditory learner to excel by reading sets all involved up for frustration. However, providing the same material in an auditory format plays to this learner’s strengths.

Visual learners thrive on charts, graphs, videos, and text. At the same time, they may experience difficulty understanding spoken instructions. Telling a visual learning child to attend to certain chores may not be productive, while leaving notes with instructions will most likely yield favorable outcomes.

Kinesthetic learners need to feel what they are learning. Hands-on experiences and activities are best for this group of learners. Understandably, children who need to move and touch to learn have difficulty sitting for long stretches of time.

The adage in Proverbs states, “Educate the child according to his way, and even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Written by King Solomon, these words ring just as true today. By acquainting themselves with their child’s style of learning, parents can help teachers create a path for success in the future.

About Dr. Joseph Frey: A seasoned psychologist and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Joseph Fray is a co-owner of Partners in Achievement Learning Centers in Augusta, Georgia.

How to Cook BBQ Cajun Shrimp (part 2 of 2) by Dr. Joseph Frey

13 Aug

Now that you’ve compiled all your ingredients, you are ready to begin cooking authentic Cajun-style BBQ shrimp. First, melt a stick of butter into a skillet and sauté parsley, seasoning, rosemary, celery, onions, and garlic for about three minutes. Melt the rest of the butter into the skillet and add the six ounces of beer. You’ll also want to throw in the Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice at this step.

Transfer the butter into baking dishes, as many as you need to make sure that the shrimp is submerged in liquid. Put the dish or dishes into the oven and cook at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink. You’re ready to serve your dish. It is recommended to serve French bread alongside the BBQ shrimp.

About the author: Dr. Joseph Frey is a Cajun food enthusiast and amateur chef. He enjoys cooking new dishes, with a fondness for red beans and rice, crawfish étouffée, redfish courtbouillon, and, of course, BBQ shrimp.