Blog Posts

October 17, 2016

An alternative to the assignment book

The traditional assignment book is often regarded as the standard for tracking one’s assignments. But if your child is not...

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October 10, 2016

Perfect time for an academic check-in

This is a perfect time for an academic “check in” with your child. For many students, the sheen of the...

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October 3, 2016

Easily distracted? Change the environment.

If your child is easily distracted during homework time, try changing the environment. The right conditions (discussed in a previous...

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September 26, 2016

First step in test prep

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

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September 19, 2016

Overcoming obstacles

Many students feel powerless and overwhelmed when faced with a challenge they feel is beyond their ability or control. The...

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September 16, 2016

The value of “previewing” to support executive function

In several popular Tips of the Week, our expert staff recommend “reflecting and projecting” during vacation periods, like winter and summer...

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September 15, 2016

Engaging Minds works to build students ‘executive function’ skills

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September 12, 2016

Practice flexibility

When it’s clear that a particular strategy is not working well, rather than doubling down and hoping for the best,...

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September 5, 2016

Create a dedicated homework folder

Students who struggle to find or turn in their homework need a system to stay organized and support their hard...

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August 29, 2016

Excited or nervous for back-to-school?

As we begin the new school year, some students are excited to get back to school, while others are a...

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August 22, 2016

Make time to celebrate achievements

Make time to celebrate achievements. Last night, Rio and many of the athletes who participated in this year’s Olympics took...

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August 22, 2016

Twist on tutoring at Wayland facility

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