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May 2, 2016

Reduce test-taking anxiety

Assessments can be nerve-wracking for students, especially cumulative exams like midterms or finals. The best way to reduce test-taking anxiety...

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April 25, 2016

Adjust your perspective

“When life gets blurry, adjust your focus.” (Anonymous) When students feel overwhelmed, it’s often because they’re lost in the “weeds”...

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April 18, 2016

Plan for the end of the school year

Between now and summer, there are many activities, athletics, and school responsibilities that will be competing for your child’s attention...

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April 11, 2016

Problem-solving via self-advocacy

Giving up on an assignment is rarely the best option. One of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon your...

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April 4, 2016

Prioritize homework with a rationale

Urge your child to prioritize the order in which she’ll attack her homework assignments, based on a rationale. Many students...

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March 28, 2016

Standards for checking one’s work

Teachers always stress the importance of checking one’s work before handing in an assignment. When reviewing work, keep these three...

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March 21, 2016

Easily distracted? Try this.

For many students, eliminating distractions and staying on task is extremely difficult, especially while on the computer. Keep in mind...

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March 14, 2016

Set mini-deadlines

As we enter the last few months of school, students are going to be flooded with papers, long-term assignments, and...

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March 7, 2016

Your child is NOT lazy

Your child is NOT lazy. Sure, you may feel like you’re seeing the signs: he rushes through his homework, he...

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February 29, 2016

The power of choice

Empowered students, students with choice, feel engaged in their schoolwork and motivated to grow. Few people enjoy being told what...

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February 22, 2016

Easily distracted? Work in short bursts.

When your child is feeling distractible, bored, tired, or even just annoyed with an assignment, working in short bursts can...

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February 15, 2016

Set a specific day/time for organization

A clean backpack and orderly binder makes every assignment easier to find, complete, and turn in on time. In the...

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