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February 26, 2018

Dictionaries, Siri and Alexa

Many times, students can infer the meaning of a difficult word by using the text around it as a clue....

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February 19, 2018

Solutions start with education

In honor of President's Day: "Think about every problem, every challenge we face. The solution to each starts with education."...

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February 12, 2018

Acknowledge small successes

On the path toward achieving big goals, it's important to acknowledge your child's small successes along the way. Your child...

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February 5, 2018

Play to Win

It's not easy to make it to the Super Bowl. It takes a lot of preparation, practice and hard work...

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January 29, 2018

Two questions about mistakes

Mistakes open pathways to learning. To help your child acknowledge mistakes as an opportunity to learn and do better rather...

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January 22, 2018

Start together

If getting started on homework is a consistent challenge for your child, try this two-step solution: Start the work with him.    Then,...

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January 15, 2018

Words matter

Words matter. What a student hears from a parent or a teacher impacts their sense of self, for good or...

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January 8, 2018

Start small, start now

Getting started is easier said than done for many students. Sometimes a solution is as simple as shifting one's mindset....

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January 1, 2018

Sticky New Year’s Resolutions

Let's resolve to make our New Year's Resolutions stick! When setting goals (resolutions!) keep them as specific, attainable and time-bound...

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December 25, 2017

Get a head start on the new year

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 18, 2017

Be flexible and “roll” with unexpected change

This holiday season something is bound to happen that will require you to change your plan. Being flexible and "rolling"...

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December 4, 2017

Know teacher expectations

Know teacher expectations. It’s a terrible feeling getting a paper back from the teacher with a less-than-desirable grade and thinking...

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