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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February 10, 2016

Parents: Trust your instincts!

Your gut feeling isn’t wrong. When you sense that your child is struggling or needs help, you are very likely...

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January 27, 2016

Overtired? How caffeine and sleep deprivation interfere with learning

Stressed-out teens often turn to caffeine or the occasional all-nighter to achieve an extra boost or accomplish their goals.

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January 14, 2016

Eight tips for an awesome second semester!

In the second and third weeks of January, many students resist the transition back to school with all their might,...

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January 5, 2016

Breaking News: The Teen Stress Epidemic

In competitive western ideologies, stress is a way of life; long, tedious hours, especially in academic spheres, have become a...

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December 22, 2015

Make the most of winter break: relax, reflect, and plan ahead

Most students look forward to their winter breaks throughout the entire fall semester. Winter vacation serves as the finish line...

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December 10, 2015

How to stay motivated and overcome mid-year stress and exhaustion

By this time in the school year, even the most resilient students feel the pressures of mounting responsibility and fatigue....

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October 27, 2015

Finishing the marking period strong and starting the next even stronger!

As the end of October approaches, so does the end of the marking period for many students. Grades close, final...

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October 24, 2015

Backward Design: Beginning with the end in mind

What if we told you that your child can and should begin studying for final exams the moment he sets foot in the...

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September 24, 2015

Preparation is the key to effective parent-teacher conferences

As you and your children embark on another school year, you’ve undoubtedly embraced many September rituals. You’ve braved new school...

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