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March 9, 2020

Get Your Foot in the Door

The foot-in-the-door technique is a smart way to help your child accomplish a big, or perhaps overwhelming, task. It’s based...

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March 2, 2020

Make Effective Use of Online Teacher Portals

Most teachers have class websites and/or online portals (Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas) where they post nightly homework, long-term assignments, and...

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February 24, 2020

Change “Fire, Ready, Aim!” to “Ready, Aim, Fire!”

Many students approach their homework with the mindset of wanting to get it done as quickly as possible. Rather than...

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February 17, 2020

Two Questions to Ask Prior to Studying for an Exam

For best results on tests and quizzes, encourage your child to answer the following two questions as a first step...

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February 10, 2020

Focus on One Thing at a Time

When your child is struggling in school, there is a natural tendency to want to try and fix everything all...

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February 3, 2020

Changing a Mind is Difficult Work

"Changing a mind is difficult work."  – Seth Godin Getting a student to buy-in and change their way of thinking (to be...

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January 27, 2020

Help Students Meet Expectations

Your child will be far more likely to work toward and meet expectations that she has a voice in creating....

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January 20, 2020

Hope Needs a Partner: Action

"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle."          ...

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January 13, 2020

Six Ways to Help Your Child Read More

Reading for pleasure has innumerable benefits for students. The challenge is getting students who are busy and/or disinterested to make...

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January 6, 2020

To Avoid “Blanking” During an Exam…

Create a "Knowledge List" at the beginning of an exam to aid working memory and boost confidence. As soon as...

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December 30, 2019

Make This Year’s Resolutions Stick

Create goals for the second semester but call them New Year's Resolutions! The key to successfully fulfilling resolutions is to...

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December 24, 2019

Change of Plans? No Problem!

During winter break something is bound to happen that will require you and your family to change your plan. Being...

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