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May 21, 2018

The academic “summer slide”: fact or fiction?

It is wise to be wary of old wives’ tales, myths, rumors, and superstition. But when a phenomenon is supported...

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April 13, 2018

Two Things to Do to Improve Executive Function Skills

New weekly planner? Check. Clean homework space? Check. How else can parents help their children to improve their executive functioning?...

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March 13, 2018

Executive Function Skills Help Students Outside the Classroom

Many parents can identify how doing well in school or joining a sports team can positively impact their children as...

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February 5, 2018

Freakonomics Guide to Completing Assignments on Time

Freakonomics, the book and podcast series with Stephen Dubner, focuses on the hidden side of everyday life. In this blog...

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December 30, 2017

How executive function skills can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions

According to U.S. News, 80 percent of New Year’s Resolutions fail by February. Clinical psychologist Joseph Luciani suggests that the reason...

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October 10, 2017

Executive function tips from tech entrepreneurs

Many students look up to entrepreneurs for their success – yet students may feel like it’s impossible to emulate their...

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September 22, 2017

Practice (but not too much practice!) makes perfect

The phrase ‘practice makes perfect’ may be true, but too much practice – especially when in the form of long...

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September 15, 2017

Three Tips to Avoid Back-to-School Stress

After a long summer, it can be difficult for students to get back into the rhythm of school, especially if...

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April 1, 2017

Use the rubric and improve your grade!

When a teacher passes out a rubric, many students’ first instinct is to tuck it away in a folder and...

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March 21, 2017

Why students lie and what you can do to help curb it

Dishonesty can suggest natural development of social awareness, but being dishonest can damage relationships, impair academic achievement

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March 13, 2017

Executive function lessons from the New England Patriots

A month later, we are all still reeling from Super Bowl LI’s unprecedented outcome. With the game-winning touchdown still fresh...

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March 6, 2017

Nobody is perfect

Although perfectionists are often celebrated for their above-and-beyond efforts, educators and mental health professionals increasingly recognize perfectionistic tendencies as an...

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