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October 26, 2015

Making sense of “annotating” text

When students reach middle or high school, they will be asked to “annotate” their reading assignments, which is an intimidating...

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October 19, 2015

Tips for reading a textbook

For many students, reading a textbook is an arduous, overwhelming task. It doesn't have to be! Follow these four simple pre-reading steps...

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October 12, 2015

Challenges are teachable moments

In the spring, we posted a blog discussing fixed and growth mindsets in students. One way to spot a “fixed...

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October 5, 2015

Word associations to aid memorization

To make rote memorization more accessible, encourage your child to use word associations while studying. Your child can connect new...

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September 28, 2015

Failure is an opportunity to grow

Our current generation of children, increasingly, fears failure. So it’s ever more important to teach your children what failure really...

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September 21, 2015

Set electronic reminders

In today's technological world, students rely on their devices for more and more daily tasks. So, why not use technology...

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September 7, 2015

Lessons of Labor Day: Self-Advocacy

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 31, 2015

A simple way to organize homework

Some students struggle to remember what to bring to and from school, and what to complete as their homework each...

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August 24, 2015

Shifting your child’s mindset back 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 17, 2015

Make a “preview” visit to a new school

Starting the year in a new school can be overwhelming, especially for a student who doesn’t embrace change easily. A...

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August 10, 2015

Establish routines

When your child thinks “summer,” she probably does not think “routine.” However, summer can be an excellent time to establish...

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August 3, 2015

School supplies and executive function

Ready or not, ads for school supplies are beginning to flood our mailboxes. Yes, it feels early, but the timing...

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