Blog Posts

October 2, 2017

Early October is a good time for a check-in

Students often enter the new school year with the best of intentions. But by October, even the best-laid plans can...

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September 25, 2017

A simple test-taking tip

Planning and time management also applies to test-taking. Upon receiving an exam from the teacher, a student’s first step should...

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September 22, 2017

Practice (but not too much practice!) makes perfect

The phrase ‘practice makes perfect’ may be true, but too much practice – especially when in the form of long...

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September 18, 2017

The expert was once a beginner

“The expert at anything was once a beginner.” - Helen Hayes (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner) It has...

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September 15, 2017

Three Tips to Avoid Back-to-School Stress

After a long summer, it can be difficult for students to get back into the rhythm of school, especially if...

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September 11, 2017

Using 9/11 and Irma as a reflective learning opportunity

Today, the events of September 11, 2001 and the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irma are weighing heavily on many people’s...

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September 4, 2017

Lesson in self-advocacy on Labor Day

Labor Day provides an opportunity to teach your child about the importance of advocating for herself, her friends, and her...

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August 28, 2017

Shifting your child’s mindset into school mode

For most students, this is the last week of summer vacation. It’s certainly important to let your child soak it...

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August 21, 2017

Learning styles: Have we got it all wrong?

New research reveals that most students benefit from a combination of learning-style approaches. The more neurological pathways we engage while...

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August 14, 2017

Is your child getting enough sleep?

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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August 7, 2017

If he could, he would

If you find yourself thinking "My child is [x] years old, he should be able to do that by now,"...

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July 31, 2017

How to get good school data from your child

If getting good data from your child about her day at school is challenging, consider the way you’re framing the...

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