Blog Posts

December 14, 2015

An alternative use of timers for homework time

Many students who work with an executive function tutor have explored the uses of timers to aid their homework schedule....

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December 10, 2015

How to stay motivated and overcome mid-year stress and exhaustion

By this time in the school year, even the most resilient students feel the pressures of mounting responsibility and fatigue....

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December 7, 2015

Learning from our “personal history”

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor. It was a day that shaped a generation and...

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November 30, 2015

Get some sleep!

Many students believe that pulling occasional “all-nighters” is normal, especially as they reach high school. However, sleep is one of...

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November 23, 2015

Reduce anxiety around test-taking

One of the keys to gaining confidence and minimizing anxiety around test-taking is to know how to prepare for, and...

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November 16, 2015

Maximizing time spent revising and editing

Revising and editing are important parts of the writing process. Here are three tips to help your child maximize the...

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November 9, 2015

Assignment books: managing and tracking homework

Every child needs a method to track and manage his assignments. Whether your child prefers a traditional assignment book, opts...

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November 2, 2015

Fostering academic (homework!) independence

Help your child become more independent with his schoolwork by employing the “gradual release of responsibility model.” Here’s the straightforward...

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October 27, 2015

Finishing the marking period strong and starting the next even stronger!

As the end of October approaches, so does the end of the marking period for many students. Grades close, final...

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October 26, 2015

Making sense of “annotating” text

When students reach middle or high school, they will be asked to “annotate” their reading assignments, which is an intimidating...

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October 24, 2015

Backward Design: Beginning with the end in mind

What if we told you that your child can and should begin studying for final exams the moment he sets foot in the...

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October 19, 2015

Tips for reading a textbook

For many students, reading a textbook is an arduous, overwhelming task. It doesn't have to be! Follow these four simple pre-reading steps...

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