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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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February 6, 2017

An approach to boosting self-confidence

When school becomes difficult or overwhelming, it’s only natural that a student’s self-confidence begins to wane. When you see this...

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January 30, 2017

Use the rubric and improve your grade

A “rubric” lists the criteria by which student work will be evaluated. Teachers provide rubrics to help guide students to...

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January 23, 2017

Schedule breaks into the nightly homework agenda

Homework can feel daunting if your child believes he's got to sit and stay focused for 60, 90, or 120...

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January 16, 2017

Reminder alarms for the “forgetful” student

If your child is forgetful, use technology to support his daily routine. Help him set reminder alarms on his most...

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January 9, 2017

Questions unlock opportunities for learning

Encourage your child to ask lots of questions. Asking questions unlocks opportunities for learning and is a skill students should...

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