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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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September 11, 2017

Using 9/11 and Irma as a reflective learning opportunity

Today, the events of September 11, 2001 and the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irma are weighing heavily on many people’s...

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September 4, 2017

Lesson in self-advocacy on Labor Day

Labor Day provides an opportunity to teach your child about the importance of advocating for herself, her friends, and her...

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August 28, 2017

Shifting your child’s mindset into school mode

For most students, this is the last week of summer vacation. It’s certainly important to let your child soak it...

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August 21, 2017

Learning styles: Have we got it all wrong?

New research reveals that most students benefit from a combination of learning-style approaches. The more neurological pathways we engage while...

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August 14, 2017

Is your child getting enough sleep?

Elementary and middle school students need 10-12 hours of sleep per night, and teenagers 8-10 hours. Without enough sleep, the...

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August 7, 2017

If he could, he would

If you find yourself thinking "My child is [x] years old, he should be able to do that by now,"...

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