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January 23, 2017

Schedule breaks into the nightly homework agenda

Homework can feel daunting if your child believes he's got to sit and stay focused for 60, 90, or 120...

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January 16, 2017

Reminder alarms for the “forgetful” student

If your child is forgetful, use technology to support his daily routine. Help him set reminder alarms on his most...

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January 9, 2017

Questions unlock opportunities for learning

Encourage your child to ask lots of questions. Asking questions unlocks opportunities for learning and is a skill students should...

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January 2, 2017

Re-entry after a break

It’s hard to get back into the swing of things after a long, relaxing break, so give your child a...

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December 26, 2016

New Year’s Resolutions

Creating New Year’s Resolutions provides an excellent (and less-obvious-to-your-child) opportunity to map out a few goals for the second half...

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December 19, 2016

Using flashcards effectively

Flashcards, digital or old school, can be a great tool for learning terms, concepts and ideas if used effectively. A...

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December 12, 2016

Generate interest with a personal connection

When a student is disinterested in a particular assignment or topic of study, try making a personal connection. For example,...

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December 5, 2016

Transparency can be liberating

When students struggle in school, they often feel different, discouraged, and even alone. If you are able to name and...

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November 28, 2016

Memorizing vs. Understanding

There’s a big difference between memorizing and truly understanding something. When a student memorizes a term or a concept, he’s...

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November 21, 2016

Use mnemonic devices to aid memory

To help assist with memory, try mnemonic devices. A mnemonic device is a phrase or rhyme that can be used...

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November 14, 2016

Repeat directions in your own words

A great way to ensure your child understands what she’s being tasked to do with an assignment (especially those with...

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November 7, 2016

Exercise your opportunity

Voting is, perhaps, the ultimate form of self-advocacy. It’s an opportunity to let our voices be heard and to stand...

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