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December 4, 2017

Know teacher expectations

Know teacher expectations. It’s a terrible feeling getting a paper back from the teacher with a less-than-desirable grade and thinking...

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November 27, 2017

Keeping long-term assignments in focus

Most students focus on the homework that is due the next day to the detriment of the bigger assignments due...

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November 20, 2017

“Park” extraneous thoughts

Students need a way to keep track of the random thoughts that pop into their heads at random times. (Some...

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November 13, 2017

Choice is empowering

Choice is empowering. When a student makes the decision about how he’s going to approach a certain task or assignment,...

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November 6, 2017

Create a checklist to get unstuck

To foster more independence around homework, create a “getting unstuck checklist” with your child. Many students give up easily or...

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October 30, 2017

Take time to create a homework agenda

Many schools are moving toward having teachers post nightly homework assignments online via a schoolwide app or individual classroom websites....

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October 23, 2017

Take advantage of extra help

Most teachers are available during organized extra help blocks after school (and many make themselves available during the day if...

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October 16, 2017

Be proactive in parent/teacher conferences

Use your parent/teacher conference as an opportunity to determine how you can best support your child at home. Find out...

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October 9, 2017

Fear of … success?

There are many reasons why students “don’t.” Among the myriad rationales: it’s too hard, too overwhelming, or they don’t know...

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October 2, 2017

Early October is a good time for a check-in

Students often enter the new school year with the best of intentions. But by October, even the best-laid plans can...

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September 25, 2017

A simple test-taking tip

Planning and time management also applies to test-taking. Upon receiving an exam from the teacher, a student’s first step should...

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September 18, 2017

The expert was once a beginner

“The expert at anything was once a beginner.” - Helen Hayes (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner) It has...

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