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November 14, 2016

Repeat directions in your own words

A great way to ensure your child understands what she’s being tasked to do with an assignment (especially those with...

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November 7, 2016

Exercise your opportunity

Voting is, perhaps, the ultimate form of self-advocacy. It’s an opportunity to let our voices be heard and to stand...

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October 31, 2016

Keep a dry-erase board handy

A dry-erase whiteboard is a great tool to help make things easier to visualize for your child. Whiteboards are great...

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October 24, 2016

Do *your* best

It's natural for students to compare themselves to other students, but for most students it's best if they don't. On...

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October 17, 2016

An alternative to the assignment book

The traditional assignment book is often regarded as the standard for tracking one’s assignments. But if your child is not...

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October 10, 2016

Perfect time for an academic check-in

This is a perfect time for an academic “check in” with your child. For many students, the sheen of the...

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October 3, 2016

Easily distracted? Change the environment.

If your child is easily distracted during homework time, try changing the environment. The right conditions (discussed in a previous...

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September 26, 2016

First step in test prep

For best results on tests and quizzes, encourage your child to answer the following two questions as a first step...

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September 19, 2016

Overcoming obstacles

Many students feel powerless and overwhelmed when faced with a challenge they feel is beyond their ability or control. The...

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September 12, 2016

Practice flexibility

When it’s clear that a particular strategy is not working well, rather than doubling down and hoping for the best,...

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September 5, 2016

Create a dedicated homework folder

Students who struggle to find or turn in their homework need a system to stay organized and support their hard...

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August 29, 2016

Excited or nervous for back-to-school?

As we begin the new school year, some students are excited to get back to school, while others are a...

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