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November 8, 2021

When they don’t understand

When your child says “I don’t understand this,” a reflexive response is to ask “What don’t you understand?” That’s a...

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November 1, 2021

Small goals drive intrinsic motivation

Big goals are achieved by setting and achieving smaller goals along the way. Short, attainable goals are especially helpful for...

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October 25, 2021

Get unstuck and underway

When your child is having a hard time getting started on an assignment, remind them that the directions very likely...

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October 18, 2021

Go, ready, set!

“Go, ready, set!” That’s the mixed-up way many students approach academic tasks. In an effort to get to the finish...

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October 11, 2021

Indigenous People’s Day

Indigenous: adjective Referring or relating to the people who originally lived in a place, rather than people who moved there...

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October 4, 2021

A blank piece of paper

When sitting down to write, some students see a blank piece of paper or computer screen as an empty canvas...

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September 27, 2021

The simplicity of an accordion

Sometimes simplifying the process can make a world of difference, especially when strengthening executive function skills. Expanding accordion folders are...

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September 20, 2021

Create, link, bookmark, go!

In a Google doc, which is accessible from your child’s home and school devices, create a comprehensive list of links...

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September 13, 2021

Golf, healthy eating, and homework

Every school year is a reboot. It’s a chance for students to start fresh and do their very best. As...

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September 6, 2021

Move Mountains

Decades ago, hardworking Americans fought for many of the rights we take for granted today: safer working conditions, an eight-hour...

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August 30, 2021

Shifting mindset back into school mode

While much of the country is already back to school, for most students in the northeast these are the last...

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August 23, 2021

Create structure by previewing schedules

Your child’s schedule is, undoubtedly, going to be significantly different than last year’s, so take some time to review it...

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