September 4, 2013

A Blank Slate

The start of the school year is a true tabula rasa (blank slate). No matter what has happened in previous school years,...

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July 30, 2013

Optimism Often Leads to Success

You might not want to mention this fact to your kids, but summer is essentially over. On the one hand,...

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July 17, 2013

Learning From Mistakes

Children constantly compare themselves to their peers and siblings. No matter how much teachers may discourage the “Whadyagets” and parents...

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June 20, 2013

Does My Child Need a Tutor?

It may seem counterintuitive to be reading a blog examining the value of tutoring on a website for a tutoring center. However,...

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June 13, 2013

Guest Post: Tips for a Successful (Educational) Summer

With the arrival of the end of the school year, students’ schedules and routines are changing. Summertime often means a...

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June 5, 2013

It’s the End of the School Year as We Know It

Hard as it may be to believe, the school year is almost over… actually, it’s probably not that hard to believe! You...

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May 28, 2013

Preventing the “Summer Slide” – Part 2 of 2

In last week’s blog, we defined the term “summer slide,” and in this week’s post we will cover how to...

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May 22, 2013

Preventing the “Summer Slide” – Part 1 of 2

When you hear the expression “summer slide,” you might have a happy mental image of a child careening down a...

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May 14, 2013

How to talk to your child about summer tutoring

This is the time of year when many teachers may request a special parent conference or send a special email,...

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May 8, 2013

Teacher Appreciation

May is National Teacher Appreciation Month. One of our favorite educational websites, Edutopia has devoted a number of articles to this annual event as...

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April 30, 2013

Go Outside and Play: Channeling the Power of the Great Outdoors!

From you have I been absent in the spring, When proud pied April, dressed in all his trim, Hath put...

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April 22, 2013

Problem-Solving at its Finest

To say that last week was a difficult one for the residents of the Boston area (and the country at...

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