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February 9, 2015

An efficient test-taking strategy

To avoid taking too much time on reading sections of tests, help your child develop effective and efficient test-taking strategies....

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February 2, 2015

Identify the strategy that works best

As adults, we’ve come to recognize that there is more than one way to get something done. What works for...

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January 26, 2015

Begin with the end in mind

Begin with the end in mind. That is — before beginning a task, help your child create a mental (or...

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January 19, 2015

Textbooks 101: “Preview” before diving in

Before launching into reading a textbook, encourage your child to “preview” the chapter by first glancing over headings, key vocabulary,...

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January 12, 2015

Use graphic organizers for note-taking, too!

Your child has likely been introduced to graphic organizers (a visual/graphic display of relationships between facts, terms or ideas —...

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January 5, 2015

If you use it, you won’t lose it!

To increase comprehension of concepts, equations, and languages, encourage your child to apply her knowledge in her own life. For...

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December 29, 2014

Hit the reset button and start anew!

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 22, 2014

Keep your schoolwork with you

Unscheduled “downtime” can occur virtually anytime (and often when we least expect it), so a good rule of thumb for...

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December 15, 2014

One goal at a time

When your child is struggling in school, there is a natural tendency to want to try and fix everything all...

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December 8, 2014

The mixed up way students approach academic tasks

“Fire, ready, aim!” That’s the “mixed-up” way many students approach academic tasks. In an effort to get to the finish-line...

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December 1, 2014

Put down the highlighter and pick up a pencil!

Put down your highlighter and pick up that pencil! An effective way to ensure your child is fully engaging with...

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November 24, 2014

Create an agenda at the start of the homework routine

Teach your child how to create an agenda at the start of his homework routine each day. An agenda will...

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