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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

Scaffolding

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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November 6, 2012

Parents as Partners — Nine Key Strategies (Part 2 of 3)

In last week’s blog, we delved into the first three of Dr. Peg Dawson’s excellent list of strategies for improving...

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November 2, 2012

Parents as Partners — Nine Key Strategies (Part 1 of 3)

At Engaging Minds, we focus on strengthening students’ executive function and study skills, setting us apart from the more traditional,...

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October 20, 2012

Book ’em!

When the tutors at Engaging Minds and our students go over the nightly homework they have written in their homework...

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October 2, 2012

Stay on Track by Keeping Track

In last week’s blog, we touched on the idea that for all students – and particularly those with executive functioning...

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September 21, 2012

“This American Life” Meets Engaging Minds

On September 14, the popular NPR show “This American Life” did their annual Back to School episode. Rather than sticking to...

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