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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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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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