Tip of the Week

Sign Up
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...

Read this Tip
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...

Read this Tip
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...

Read this Tip
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...

Read this Tip
October 19, 2015

Tips for reading a textbook

For many students, reading a textbook is an arduous, overwhelming task. It doesn't have to be! Follow these four simple pre-reading steps...

Read this Tip
October 12, 2015

Challenges are teachable moments

In the spring, we posted a blog discussing fixed and growth mindsets in students. One way to spot a “fixed...

Read this Tip
October 5, 2015

Word associations to aid memorization

To make rote memorization more accessible, encourage your child to use word associations while studying. Your child can connect new...

Read this Tip
September 28, 2015

Failure is an opportunity to grow

Our current generation of children, increasingly, fears failure. So it’s ever more important to teach your children what failure really...

Read this Tip
September 21, 2015

Set electronic reminders

In today's technological world, students rely on their devices for more and more daily tasks. So, why not use technology...

Read this Tip
September 7, 2015

Lessons of Labor Day: Self-Advocacy

Labor Day provides an opportunity to teach your child about the importance of advocating for herself, her friends, and her...

Read this Tip
August 31, 2015

A simple way to organize homework

Some students struggle to remember what to bring to and from school, and what to complete as their homework each...

Read this Tip
August 24, 2015

Shifting your child’s mindset back into school mode

For most students, this is the last week of summer vacation. It’s certainly important to let your child soak it...

Read this Tip