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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February 25, 2017

Finding the right “voice”

“Speak up.” “I’d love to hear you share.” “Everyone must participate.” These, among countless others, are words that reticent students hear...

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September 16, 2016

The value of “previewing” to support executive function

In several popular Tips of the Week, our expert staff recommend “reflecting and projecting” during vacation periods, like winter and summer...

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August 14, 2016

Executive Function Lessons from the Rio Olympic Games

Many students ask whether or not the skills they learn in the classroom will actually support them in their future lives or...

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July 30, 2016

Five Creative Ways to Use Your Summer Tutoring Sessions

Students who see a tutor during their academic year always have something to work on. Homework, tests, quizzes, and extracurriculars...

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June 2, 2016

Top 5 reasons NOT to cram for finals (and tips on HOW to study)

With many Engaging Minds students studying for final exams, our office has been abuzz with study planning, organizing, and calendaring....

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May 27, 2016

Summer can be relaxing *and* productive. Here’s how!

Now that the weather is warming up, every child is thinking about summer. Engaging Minds is thinking about summer too!

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April 15, 2016

With so many exams upcoming, create an “exam calendar” for best results

Despite the feeling that the school year is finally winding down, students’ fourth quarters will bring tests, tests, and more...

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