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May 1, 2017

The tough get going

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." When things get tough (or are more difficult than we originally...

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April 24, 2017


Parents quickly learn with toddlers and gradeschoolers that children want adults to set boundaries and hold them to expectations. When...

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April 17, 2017

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” As we head into the homestretch of the school year, it’s going to feel...

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April 10, 2017

Managing your busy schedule

Soccer (for school and a travel team). Piano lessons. Tap, ballet, and hip-hop dance. Homework. Is your child overscheduled? If...

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April 3, 2017

Intelligence and executive function

If your child is struggling with executive function, it’s important she know that intelligence and executive function skills are only...

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March 27, 2017

Skills for the 21st century

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” - John Dewey In today’s world,...

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March 20, 2017

Make new strategies stick

Many students struggle to apply academic strategies and approaches they learn in school (or with a tutor) at home. To...

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March 13, 2017

Listen carefully and ask the right questions

No student wants to feel overwhelmed or like school is a constant burden. If your child feels this way, it’s...

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March 6, 2017

Eliminate forgetfulness!

“Don’t hold in mind what paper or a device can hold for you.” Write out the steps for solving math...

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February 27, 2017

Writing troubles? Try this.

When faced with a writing assignment, many students have a hard time getting started, coming up with ideas, and getting...

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February 20, 2017

Presidential Wisdom on President’s Day

In honor of President’s Day: “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in...

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February 13, 2017

EF lessons from the Super Bowl

Sporting events can sometimes provide a perfect backdrop for teaching and learning valuable lessons - for school and for life....

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