February 14, 2013

Gimme a Break!

We just lost a couple days of school to Blizzard Nemo, and now February vacation is right on our doorstep....

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February 12, 2013

The Right to be Wrong

As parents, teachers and tutors, one of the hardest things we have to do is to allow the children in...

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February 6, 2013

Putting it All Together (Part 4 of 4)

Now that your child has found resources and taken notes for her long-term project or paper, the next step is...

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January 29, 2013

Note-worthy Note-taking (Part 3 of 4)

Now that your child has all of his/her research materials in place for the upcoming long-term project, it’s time to...

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January 22, 2013

(Re)Searching High and Low (Part 2 of 4)

In last week’s blog, we discussed how to approach long-term projects and papers. Undeniably, one of the most challenging aspects...

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January 11, 2013

Supporting students with long-term projects (Part 1 of 4)

Now that Winter Break is in your rearview mirror and you are “getting back in the swing of things” (see...

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January 7, 2013

Getting Back into the Swing of Things

We hope by now everyone is beginning to settle back into a routine after the holidays. It’s not always easy...

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December 19, 2012


At Engaging Minds, we often speak about how we individualize our approach to helping each student because each student with...

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December 10, 2012

Beating the Winter Slump!

It seems lately that the days between Halloween and Christmas rush by in a blur of crunchy, brightly colored leaves...

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November 29, 2012

Lessons of the Square Watermelon

“Like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole.” That is how many students with different learning styles...

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November 20, 2012

The Write Stuff

“Write about whatever you want to.” For many students, this is a wonderful opportunity to craft a story that has...

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November 14, 2012

Parents as Partners — Nine Key Strategies (Part 3 of 3)

For the last two weeks, the Engaging Minds blog has focused on Dr. Peg Dawson’s suggested strategies for improving executive...

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