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June 1, 2015

“Quiz yourself” techniques for studying

Quizzing your child in advance of a formal exam is one of the best ways to help him determine his...

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May 25, 2015

As June approaches, reflect on progress, goals and effort

With warmer weather and the end of school year in sight, many students are relaxing their study habits and easing...

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May 18, 2015

Create a “Knowledge List” on an exam

Create a “Knowledge List” at the beginning of an exam to aid working memory and boost confidence. As soon as...

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May 11, 2015

Reduce stress by starting early

No student wants to spend hours and hours pouring over textbooks at the eleventh hour before their final exams. But...

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May 4, 2015

A different approach to reading/response assignments

Countless assignments in school ask children to read a passage and then answer related questions. And most students do exactly...

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April 27, 2015

Use a timer to promote task-initiation

Does your child struggle to start assignments, but easily completes them once she gets going? One way to help your...

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April 20, 2015

Executive function and the Boston Marathon

There are many special qualities required of athletes to complete the Boston Marathon. Among them, a long-term commitment to training,...

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April 13, 2015

Get organized with “home” and “school” binders

With the end of the school year coming into view, students need to begin planning for end-of-year exams. To keep...

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April 6, 2015

Meeting with teachers after school boosts performance

For many students, meeting with their teacher before an exam can make an immense impact on their performance. Teacher meetings...

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March 30, 2015


If your child doesn’t understand class material, encourage him to take responsibility for his own success and self-advocate. Self-advocacy means...

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March 23, 2015

Margin notes aid comprehension

Help your child determine what to take notes on with this simple tip: Read one paragraph at a time, then...

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March 16, 2015

Create a “locker list”

Develop a “locker checklist” with your child to help her remember what to bring home from school each day. Include...

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