Blog Posts

November 5, 2014

Managing academic stress

It’s that time of year. The weather is colder, the days darker, the commutes longer. Fatigue sets in for both...

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November 3, 2014

Engage in pre-writing thinking

Good writers rarely sit down at the computer and simply begin typing masterpieces. Rather, good writers engage in a pre-writing...

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October 27, 2014

Make sleep a priority

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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October 27, 2014

Be a partner in the process — to your child and your child’s teachers and tutors

As a parent, you know how hard you work to stay involved in your child’s education: You lead PTO meetings,...

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October 22, 2014

Celebrate small successes and watch your student grow

For years, parents and teachers have sung the praises of—you guessed it—praise. According to their methods, students learn to repeat...

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October 20, 2014

Use multiple learning-style approaches

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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October 15, 2014

Why Changing Habits Takes Time

If commitment to change were enough to kick bad habits, we’d all be able to keep our New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately,...

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October 13, 2014

Finding the right balance

It’s important to determine the optimal quantity of after school activities for your child. Extracurricular activities have many benefits: they...

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October 7, 2014

Your brain is foiling your plans!

If you’ve ever been late to an appointment, distracted from finishing an important task, or lamented your ever-growing to-do list,...

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October 6, 2014

Active study strategies

When it comes to truly understanding and synthesizing information, being able to teach it to someone else is a great...

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September 30, 2014

Learning Styles: Have We Got It All Wrong?

Auditory, visual, and “hands-on” learning styles have caught on like wild-fire. Classrooms, students, and teaching methods reflect awareness and application...

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September 29, 2014

Institute a homework hour to curb “rushing to get done”

If your child is rushing through homework to get to ‘play time’, try instituting a homework hour (or hours depending...

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