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June 24, 2013

Use everyday activities to strengthen mental math skills

You can help your child hone his estimating and mental math skills by bringing him grocery shopping with you and...

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June 17, 2013

Acknowledge accomplishments and build self-esteem

As school comes to a close, teachers often send home older work that they have been keeping (particularly in classrooms...

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June 10, 2013

Start a summer reading book club!

Start a two-person (or whole family) book club with your child or children! It's a great way to encourage summer...

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June 3, 2013

Finish the year on a positive note

With the arrival of June, students are beginning to get antsy to get outside and dive into summer. However, there's...

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May 27, 2013

Preparing for final exams

With final exams and end-of-year assessments fast approaching, there's no time like the present to begin preparing (before the pressures...

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May 20, 2013

Handing in assignments on time

An assignment isn't truly finished until it's handed in. With final papers and projects due soon, help your child cover...

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May 13, 2013

Set specific, measurable goals

When you are working with your child on completing a task, set very specific, measurable goals that focus on skill...

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May 6, 2013

Stress management techniques!

Many students experience a great deal of anxiety around test taking, be it annual standardized testing, final exams or even...

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April 29, 2013

Tools for footnotes

Remember what a hassle it was to create bibliographies or insert footnotes into research papers? Well, that is pretty much...

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April 22, 2013

Catch errors by reading aloud

One of the best ways for your child to edit her papers is by reading them aloud. When she has...

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April 15, 2013

Exercise boosts brainpower!

Exercise boosts brainpower! If your child doesn’t seem to be able to focus on her work or is really struggling...

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April 8, 2013

Enrich classroom learning while on vacation

School vacations (for many, next week!) are a great opportunity to enrich your child’s classroom learning. You don't need to...

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