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December 21, 2015

Color code notes to organize ideas and information

A great way for students to organize class notes or annotations is by writing different types of notes in different...

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December 14, 2015

An alternative use of timers for homework time

Many students who work with an executive function tutor have explored the uses of timers to aid their homework schedule....

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December 7, 2015

Learning from our “personal history”

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. It was a day that shaped a generation and...

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November 30, 2015

Get some sleep!

Many students believe that pulling occasional “all-nighters” is normal, especially as they reach high school. However, sleep is one of...

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November 23, 2015

Reduce anxiety around test-taking

One of the keys to gaining confidence and minimizing anxiety around test-taking is to know how to prepare for, and...

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November 16, 2015

Maximizing time spent revising and editing

Revising and editing are important parts of the writing process. Here are three tips to help your child maximize the...

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November 9, 2015

Assignment books: managing and tracking homework

Every child needs a method to track and manage his assignments. Whether your child prefers a traditional assignment book, opts...

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November 2, 2015

Fostering academic (homework!) independence

Help your child become more independent with his schoolwork by employing the “gradual release of responsibility model.” Here’s the straightforward...

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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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