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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March 25, 2016

An executive function approach to college tours

Recently, Engaging Minds welcomed Linda Katz of Right Fit College Coaching to our Newton office for an informative presentation

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March 13, 2016

Homework websites: Pros, cons and how to gain the max benefit from them

Schoology, HomeworkNow, Google Classroom, Canvas, Haiku: These are just a few of the hundreds of online resources that modern school...

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February 28, 2016

The power of choice

Student choice is one of the most powerful learning tools, both inside and outside the classroom.  When students have control...

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