Blog Posts

June 6, 2016

“Stop and reflect” to aid reading comprehension

To aid in comprehension and to help maintain focus while reading, teach your child how to “stop and reflect.” After...

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June 2, 2016

Top 5 reasons NOT to cram for finals (and tips on HOW to study)

With many Engaging Minds students studying for final exams, our office has been abuzz with study planning, organizing, and calendaring....

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May 30, 2016

The summer “brain drain” is real, but avoidable

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those who gave their lives in service to our country. It...

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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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