Blog Posts

May 17, 2021

It’s as simple as ABC

“Winging it” or “hoping for the best” aren’t great strategies for studying! Instead, we suggest employing the ABC’s of Creating...

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May 10, 2021

A goldmine for the taking

With previously graded papers and exams in hand, your child has direct feedback from their teachers as to how to...

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May 3, 2021

There are 25 more letters in the alphabet

There are many ways to accomplish a task and when your child’s chosen way isn’t working, model flexible thinking and...

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April 26, 2021

Make the homestretch less stressful

With spring break behind us, we’re heading into the homestretch of the school year. End-of-year projects, papers and exams are...

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April 19, 2021

Marathon Monday highlights

Today is Patriots Day in Massachusetts, the day the Boston Marathon is traditionally run. For the second year in a...

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April 12, 2021

Fostering academic independence: I do, We do, You do

Help your child become more independent with their schoolwork by employing an “I do, We do, You do” approach.  I...

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April 5, 2021

By giving your child a choice, you’re giving them a voice

When approaching schoolwork with your child, consider guiding rather than telling. Empowered students, students with choice, feel engaged in their...

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March 29, 2021

Tips for a smooth transition back to school

Spring is here, the vaccine is rolling out in earnest, and elementary schools in MA are reopening, with middle schools...

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March 22, 2021

Resources: Supporting the AAPI community

Hate crimes against Asian and Asian Americans have been on the rise for a long time, and the recent mass...

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March 17, 2021

Small successes yield big results

Start small. Some tasks, like organizing one’s binders and backpack, can feel daunting to students. To help your child get...

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March 8, 2021

Kids: the superheroes of the pandemic

This week marks one year since schools across the country closed for in-person learning due to Covid. Over the last...

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March 1, 2021

Don’t throw 10 balls at once

Whether it’s procrastination, disorganization, an inability to effectively track and submit homework, or any other academic challenge your child may...

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