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February 7, 2023

Flag football and flexibility

Flexibility is an executive function skill that we’re asked to practice in countless ways in our daily lives. For example,...

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February 3, 2023

Executive Function Book Club: Books to Support Parents’ and Students’ Understanding of Executive Function Strategies

By Jess Holman, Instructor At Engaging Minds, we honor that there are no one-size fits all executive function solutions for...

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January 31, 2023

Don’t panic! We have a strategy!

Test-taking is stressful for many students. And nothing is worse than when your mind goes blank during a test. No...

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January 24, 2023

Tell me why

When a subject in school is too hard, feels overwhelming, or doesn’t seem relevant, many students are resistant to engage...

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January 17, 2023

Accountability is the secret

A key component to developing a new habit successfully rests in our ability to hold ourselves accountable to it. And...

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January 10, 2023

A key to staying organized

Creating an organization system for school materials that makes sense to your child is an important step to creating order...

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January 3, 2023

Who said ‘Can’t?’ Try trying.

“This is impossible.”  “I can’t do it.”  Sometimes schoolwork can feel impossible and students believe they just can’t do it....

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December 27, 2022

2022’s Top 5 and New Year’s favorites

The new year is a natural time to take stock and reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re headed....

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December 20, 2022

The World Cup and Ted Lasso: Believe

Individual talent. Teamwork. Strategy and planning. All were on display at this year’s World Cup. If you happened to catch...

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December 13, 2022

Slow down, you move too fast

If your child rushes through assignments, it’s likely that oftentimes they’re not meeting all the requirements. To slow them down...

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December 6, 2022

Speed vs. Process

Many students feel pressure to move quickly through a test and, thus, forgo employing the key strategies they’ve been learning...

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November 29, 2022

Beware: Don’t Compare

Most runners and swimmers aren’t chasing an Olympic or world record. Most are competing against themselves to achieve their personal...

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