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January 11, 2016

Regain control over overwhelming assignments

Big assignments and projects can be daunting, especially if the student feels he’s got to do it all at once...

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January 4, 2016

Acronyms aid memorization

Use acronyms to help remember important terms and processes. When your child has a group of terms or steps to...

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December 28, 2015

Turn New Year’s resolutions into “SMART” goals

Creating New Year’s Resolutions provides an excellent (and less-obvious-to-your-child) opportunity to map out a few goals for the second half...

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December 21, 2015

Color code notes to organize ideas and information

A great way for students to organize class notes or annotations is by writing different types of notes in different...

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December 14, 2015

An alternative use of timers for homework time

Many students who work with an executive function tutor have explored the uses of timers to aid their homework schedule....

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December 7, 2015

Learning from our “personal history”

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. It was a day that shaped a generation and...

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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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