Blog Posts

November 25, 2019

Success is Only the Tip of the Iceberg

Icebergs have two parts: the part that is visible above the water which is often majestic and grand, and the...

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November 18, 2019

The Benefits of Graphic Novels

Graphic novels sometimes get a bad rap. Some don’t view them as "real literature" and detractors worry that their students...

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November 11, 2019

Ask Questions That Push Beyond Rote Memorization

Go a step beyond quizzing your child on rote memorization. Ask questions that challenge your child to reflect more deeply....

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November 4, 2019

Regularly Check Homework Portals

Many teachers have class websites, Google Classrooms, or other online portals where they post nightly homework and long-term assignments. Make...

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October 28, 2019

Getting Enough Sleep is a Game-Changer

Elementary and middle school students need 10-12 hours of sleep per night, and teenagers 8-10 hours. Without enough sleep, the...

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October 21, 2019

Don’t Rely on Memory – Create a Checklist!

A luggage tag checklist attached to the zipper pull of your child’s backpack is a simple way to help your...

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October 14, 2019

Be Proactive and Consistent About Organization

A clean backpack and orderly binder makes every assignment easier to find, complete, and turn in on time. However, in...

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October 7, 2019

Using an Online Homework Portal More Effectively

Many schools have transitioned to online platforms to help students keep track of their daily homework and long-term assignments. For...

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October 1, 2019

Getting the Most Out of Your Parent/Teacher Conference

Parent/teacher conferences are on the horizon. Here are three tips to help you make the most of your time with...

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September 23, 2019

Celebrate Incremental Progress

Success takes many forms so don’t overlook the successes your child achieves along the way to his ultimate goal. When...

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September 16, 2019

Online Organization Matters, Too!

Have you ever "misplaced" a file on your computer or in the cloud? It’s frustrating and stressful. In today’s world,...

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September 9, 2019

It’s Like Riding a Bike. Simple.

If you think you can, you will. If you think you can’t, you won’t.

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