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December 22, 2014

Keep your schoolwork with you

Unscheduled “downtime” can occur virtually anytime (and often when we least expect it), so a good rule of thumb for...

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December 17, 2014

Making a list, and checking it twice

With the holidays approaching, there’s a good chance you are making a list, and checking it twice. When crossing items...

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December 15, 2014

One goal at a time

When your child is struggling in school, there is a natural tendency to want to try and fix everything all...

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December 11, 2014

Use a K-W-L chart to know when you are DONE studying

Everyone has a favorite tool for studying. Some students make flashcards, others create color-coded study guides, and even more

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December 8, 2014

The mixed up way students approach academic tasks

“Fire, ready, aim!” That’s the “mixed-up” way many students approach academic tasks. In an effort to get to the finish-line...

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December 3, 2014

The power of modeling: show off your executive function skills!

All parents hope their children will grow up to be responsible, conscientious, and compassionate individuals.

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December 1, 2014

Put down the highlighter and pick up a pencil!

Put down your highlighter and pick up that pencil! An effective way to ensure your child is fully engaging with...

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November 24, 2014

Create an agenda at the start of the homework routine

Teach your child how to create an agenda at the start of his homework routine each day. An agenda will...

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November 20, 2014

Organizational tips to help your child manage and track assignments

In each new year of school, your kids’ assignments get more and more complicated. In elementary school, they have just...

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November 17, 2014

Estimate “time on task” to sharpen time management skills

To better manage homework time, have your child estimate how long he thinks each assignment will take him to complete...

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November 14, 2014

How (and why) to take study breaks

When you have kids, it feels like you are always on the go. You take your daughter to soccer practice,...

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November 10, 2014

Don’t skip the directions!

Reading directions has many obvious benefits, but perhaps most significantly, it forces students to slow down and approach the assignment...

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