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November 17, 2014

Estimate “time on task” to sharpen time management skills

To better manage homework time, have your child estimate how long he thinks each assignment will take him to complete...

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November 10, 2014

Don’t skip the directions!

Reading directions has many obvious benefits, but perhaps most significantly, it forces students to slow down and approach the assignment...

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November 3, 2014

Engage in pre-writing thinking

Good writers rarely sit down at the computer and simply begin typing masterpieces. Rather, good writers engage in a pre-writing...

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October 27, 2014

Make sleep a priority

Elementary and middle school students need 10-12 hours of sleep per night, and teenagers 8-10 hours. Without enough sleep, the...

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October 20, 2014

Use multiple learning-style approaches

New research reveals that most students benefit from a combination of learning-style approaches. The more neurological pathways we engage while...

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October 13, 2014

Finding the right balance

It’s important to determine the optimal quantity of after school activities for your child. Extracurricular activities have many benefits: they...

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October 6, 2014

Active study strategies

When it comes to truly understanding and synthesizing information, being able to teach it to someone else is a great...

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September 29, 2014

Institute a homework hour to curb “rushing to get done”

If your child is rushing through homework to get to ‘play time’, try instituting a homework hour (or hours depending...

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September 22, 2014

Make a habit of checking teacher websites during homework time

Many teachers have class websites, Twitter accounts, and online message boards where they post nightly homework and long-term assignments. Make...

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September 15, 2014

Benefits of BTS nights and parent-teacher conferences

A great way to get a handle on what’s going on in your child’s academic life is to attend back-to-school...

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September 8, 2014

Ask specific questions, get specific responses

If getting good data from your child about her day at school is challenging, consider the way you’re framing the...

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September 1, 2014

There are many ways to stay organized!

There are many ways to stay organized. Take some time to determine with your child what will work best for...

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