Blog Posts

March 13, 2017

Listen carefully and ask the right questions

No student wants to feel overwhelmed or like school is a constant burden. If your child feels this way, it’s...

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March 13, 2017

Executive function lessons from the New England Patriots

A month later, we are all still reeling from Super Bowl LI’s unprecedented outcome. With the game-winning touchdown still fresh...

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March 6, 2017

Eliminate forgetfulness!

“Don’t hold in mind what paper or a device can hold for you.” Write out the steps for solving math...

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March 6, 2017

Nobody is perfect

Although perfectionists are often celebrated for their above-and-beyond efforts, educators and mental health professionals increasingly recognize perfectionistic tendencies as an...

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February 27, 2017

Writing troubles? Try this.

When faced with a writing assignment, many students have a hard time getting started, coming up with ideas, and getting...

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February 25, 2017

Finding the right “voice”

“Speak up.” “I’d love to hear you share.” “Everyone must participate.” These, among countless others, are words that reticent students hear...

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February 20, 2017

Presidential Wisdom on President’s Day

In honor of President’s Day: “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in...

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February 13, 2017

EF lessons from the Super Bowl

Sporting events can sometimes provide a perfect backdrop for teaching and learning valuable lessons - for school and for life....

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February 6, 2017

An approach to boosting self-confidence

When school becomes difficult or overwhelming, it’s only natural that a student’s self-confidence begins to wane. When you see this...

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January 30, 2017

Use the rubric and improve your grade

A “rubric” lists the criteria by which student work will be evaluated. Teachers provide rubrics to help guide students to...

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January 23, 2017

Schedule breaks into the nightly homework agenda

Homework can feel daunting if your child believes he's got to sit and stay focused for 60, 90, or 120...

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January 16, 2017

Reminder alarms for the “forgetful” student

If your child is forgetful, use technology to support his daily routine. Help him set reminder alarms on his most...

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