Blog Posts

May 27, 2016

Summer can be relaxing *and* productive. Here’s how!

Now that the weather is warming up, every child is thinking about summer. Engaging Minds is thinking about summer too!

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May 23, 2016

Comorbidity: Understand the *whole* child

The term “comorbidity” refers to the simultaneous presence of two “conditions” in a person. For students, this could mean that...

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May 16, 2016

Getting “unstuck”

When your child gets stuck, the quickest and easiest way to help her get “unstuck” is to dig into the...

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May 9, 2016

Let your child make mistakes

“Your best teacher is your last mistake.” Unknown As parents, teachers and tutors, one of the hardest things we have...

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May 2, 2016

Reduce test-taking anxiety

Assessments can be nerve-wracking for students, especially cumulative exams like midterms or finals. The best way to reduce test-taking anxiety...

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April 25, 2016

Adjust your perspective

“When life gets blurry, adjust your focus.” (Anonymous) When students feel overwhelmed, it’s often because they’re lost in the “weeds”...

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April 18, 2016

Plan for the end of the school year

Between now and summer, there are many activities, athletics, and school responsibilities that will be competing for your child’s attention...

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April 15, 2016

With so many exams upcoming, create an “exam calendar” for best results

Despite the feeling that the school year is finally winding down, students’ fourth quarters will bring tests, tests, and more...

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April 11, 2016

Problem-solving via self-advocacy

Giving up on an assignment is rarely the best option. One of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon your...

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April 4, 2016

Prioritize homework with a rationale

Urge your child to prioritize the order in which she’ll attack her homework assignments, based on a rationale. Many students...

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March 28, 2016

Standards for checking one’s work

Teachers always stress the importance of checking one’s work before handing in an assignment. When reviewing work, keep these three...

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March 25, 2016

An executive function approach to college tours

Recently, Engaging Minds welcomed Linda Katz of Right Fit College Coaching to our Newton office for an informative presentation

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