Blog Posts

January 17, 2022

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let’s keep the conversation going and the momentum moving forward.  “The function of...

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January 10, 2022

But it’s not required!

Though there are countless reasons why annotating a text is helpful, most students rarely annotate when it’s not required by...

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January 3, 2022

Processing information

Processing speed is the rate at which we take in and use information. Students with slow processing speed may take...

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December 27, 2021

Flexibility required

Especially in the midst of this current surge of Covid, something is bound to happen this vacation week that will...

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December 20, 2021

Create sticky strategies

Even with the best of intentions, turning new strategies into habits is really hard. Remember, what works for you may...

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December 13, 2021

Baseball players, yardsticks, and studying for tests

There are many reasons why your child may not score as well as they hope on a test or quiz....

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December 6, 2021

Rote memory vs. understanding

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

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November 29, 2021

“Lazy” is a lazy term

“Lazy” is a term we often use when we can’t explain why a student won’t/doesn’t/can’t do something. But it’s a...

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November 22, 2021

Fun executive function ideas for Thanksgiving week

Thanksgiving week provides many opportunities to strengthen executive function skills without your child even realizing they’re learning! Baking treats is...

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November 15, 2021

Parents just don’t understand

It likely comes as no surprise that your child doesn’t always say what they mean. When it comes to schoolwork,...

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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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