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May 4, 2015

A different approach to reading/response assignments

Countless assignments in school ask children to read a passage and then answer related questions. And most students do exactly...

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April 27, 2015

Use a timer to promote task-initiation

Does your child struggle to start assignments, but easily completes them once she gets going? One way to help your...

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April 20, 2015

Executive function and the Boston Marathon

There are many special qualities required of athletes to complete the Boston Marathon. Among them, a long-term commitment to training,...

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April 13, 2015

Get organized with “home” and “school” binders

With the end of the school year coming into view, students need to begin planning for end-of-year exams. To keep...

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April 6, 2015

Meeting with teachers after school boosts performance

For many students, meeting with their teacher before an exam can make an immense impact on their performance. Teacher meetings...

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March 30, 2015

Self-advocacy

If your child doesn’t understand class material, encourage him to take responsibility for his own success and self-advocate. Self-advocacy means...

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March 23, 2015

Margin notes aid comprehension

Help your child determine what to take notes on with this simple tip: Read one paragraph at a time, then...

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March 16, 2015

Create a “locker list”

Develop a “locker checklist” with your child to help her remember what to bring home from school each day. Include...

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March 9, 2015

Use web-based programs to store documents and files

Use an auto-saving, web-based program, like Google Drive, to ensure the safety and accessibility of your child’s academic documents. When...

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March 2, 2015

A place for everything and everything in its place

If your child struggles to keep her backpack and binders neat and organized, set a designated time each week for...

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February 23, 2015

“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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February 16, 2015

Active study strategy: predict what’s on the exam

Active study strategies, like previewing or predicting what will be on a test, is a great way to boost confidence...

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