Blog Posts

April 7, 2020

Make Bad Habits More Difficult to Achieve

As we enter the fourth week of distance learning, you’re likely seeing some bad habits emerge or worsen. In terms...

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March 30, 2020

What’s Your Child’s Prime Time for Learning?

As remote learning moves into its third week, consider what time of day works best for your child to engage...

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March 23, 2020

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Remote Learning

Remote learning is beginning today for most students. Engaging Minds has offered its families a few tips to help students...

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March 16, 2020

Tips for Embracing the “New Normal” with School Closures

These are unprecedented times for us all and many of us are wondering what’s in store for the next few...

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March 9, 2020

Get Your Foot in the Door

The foot-in-the-door technique is a smart way to help your child accomplish a big, or perhaps overwhelming, task. It’s based...

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March 2, 2020

Make Effective Use of Online Teacher Portals

Most teachers have class websites and/or online portals (Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas) where they post nightly homework, long-term assignments, and...

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February 24, 2020

Change “Fire, Ready, Aim!” to “Ready, Aim, Fire!”

Many students approach their homework with the mindset of wanting to get it done as quickly as possible. Rather than...

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February 17, 2020

Two Questions to Ask Prior to Studying for an Exam

For best results on tests and quizzes, encourage your child to answer the following two questions as a first step...

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February 10, 2020

Focus on One Thing at a Time

When your child is struggling in school, there is a natural tendency to want to try and fix everything all...

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February 3, 2020

Changing a Mind is Difficult Work

"Changing a mind is difficult work."  – Seth Godin Getting a student to buy-in and change their way of thinking (to be...

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January 27, 2020

Help Students Meet Expectations

Your child will be far more likely to work toward and meet expectations that she has a voice in creating....

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January 20, 2020

Hope Needs a Partner: Action

"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle."          ...

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