Blog Posts

December 24, 2019

Change of Plans? No Problem!

During winter break something is bound to happen that will require you and your family to change your plan. Being...

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December 16, 2019

Prioritize Based on a Rationale

Learning how to prioritize the order in which a student tackles his homework is a skill that supports his ability...

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December 9, 2019

Flip the Script

If you have an inflexible child who’s used to doing things in a certain order and/or has a hard time...

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December 2, 2019

The Power of “Yet”

Sometimes it's simply a matter of mindset in the way students view and then approach challenges. When your child feels...

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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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