Blog Posts

December 3, 2018

A World of Possibilities via Dry-Erase Boards!

A dry-erase whiteboard is a great tool to help make things easier to visualize for your child. Whiteboards are great...

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November 26, 2018

Previewing The Exam Helps The Student Regain Control

There’s no rule that students have to start an exam on question number one. At the start of the exam,...

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November 19, 2018

It Takes a Village

Parents, teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, tutors, and many others make up the community that supports your child. Don’t be shy...

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November 12, 2018

Every Pitch Counts

Lots has been written about the Boston Red Sox after they capped off an incredible season with a World Series...

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November 5, 2018

Unplug Earlier and Sleep Will Follow

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, 41 million Americans get less than six hours of sleep per...

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October 29, 2018

A Simple Way to Model Planning and Time Management

To help your child practice planning and time management, post a family calendar in a well-trafficked location in your home....

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October 22, 2018

A Proactive Approach to Parent/Teacher Conferences

Head into your parent/teacher conference with a purpose. Yes, conferences are a great way to get to know your child’s...

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October 15, 2018

The Importance of Self-Reflection

Many successful people make time for self-reflection. It’s a good habit for students to engage in, too. Weekly self-reflection allows...

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October 8, 2018

Avoid the Bad Habit Abyss!

This is around the time of year when bad habits start creeping back into a student’s daily routine. Stop those...

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October 1, 2018

A Compromise for the Resistant Annotator

Here’s a plug for Post-It Note flags. Though there are countless reasons why annotating a text is helpful to students,...

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September 24, 2018

Create a Nightly Homework Agenda

Most students do their homework in random order and without a plan. Teach your child how to create an agenda...

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September 17, 2018

Identify Your Child’s Best Approach (Not Yours!)

Model flexibility. While it’s natural to believe that your way of approaching tasks should also work for your child, keep...

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