Blog Posts

March 21, 2016

Easily distracted? Try this.

For many students, eliminating distractions and staying on task is extremely difficult, especially while on the computer. Keep in mind...

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March 14, 2016

Set mini-deadlines

As we enter the last few months of school, students are going to be flooded with papers, long-term assignments, and...

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March 13, 2016

Homework websites: Pros, cons and how to gain the max benefit from them

Schoology, HomeworkNow, Google Classroom, Canvas, Haiku: These are just a few of the hundreds of online resources that modern school...

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March 7, 2016

Your child is NOT lazy

Your child is NOT lazy. Sure, you may feel like you’re seeing the signs: he rushes through his homework, he...

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February 29, 2016

The power of choice

Empowered students, students with choice, feel engaged in their schoolwork and motivated to grow. Few people enjoy being told what...

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February 28, 2016

The power of choice

Student choice is one of the most powerful learning tools, both inside and outside the classroom.  When students have control...

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February 22, 2016

Easily distracted? Work in short bursts.

When your child is feeling distractible, bored, tired, or even just annoyed with an assignment, working in short bursts can...

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February 15, 2016

Set a specific day/time for organization

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

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February 10, 2016

Parents: Trust your instincts!

Your gut feeling isn’t wrong. When you sense that your child is struggling or needs help, you are very likely...

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February 8, 2016

Provide explicit direction for multi-step tasks

Many students who struggle with executive function require explicit direction to complete a multi-step task efficiently and effectively. For example,...

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February 1, 2016

When homework is *truly* complete

If your child gets his homework done, he should get credit for it! The key is in knowing where to...

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January 27, 2016

Overtired? How caffeine and sleep deprivation interfere with learning

Stressed-out teens often turn to caffeine or the occasional all-nighter to achieve an extra boost or accomplish their goals.

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