Blog Posts

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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April 4, 2016

Prioritize homework with a rationale

Urge your child to prioritize the order in which she’ll attack her homework assignments, based on a rationale. Many students...

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March 28, 2016

Standards for checking one’s work

Teachers always stress the importance of checking one’s work before handing in an assignment. When reviewing work, keep these three...

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March 25, 2016

An executive function approach to college tours

Recently, Engaging Minds welcomed Linda Katz of Right Fit College Coaching to our Newton office for an informative presentation

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March 21, 2016

Easily distracted? Try this.

For many students, eliminating distractions and staying on task is extremely difficult, especially while on the computer. Keep in mind...

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March 14, 2016

Set mini-deadlines

As we enter the last few months of school, students are going to be flooded with papers, long-term assignments, and...

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March 13, 2016

Homework websites: Pros, cons and how to gain the max benefit from them

Schoology, HomeworkNow, Google Classroom, Canvas, Haiku: These are just a few of the hundreds of online resources that modern school...

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March 7, 2016

Your child is NOT lazy

Your child is NOT lazy. Sure, you may feel like you’re seeing the signs: he rushes through his homework, he...

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February 29, 2016

The power of choice

Empowered students, students with choice, feel engaged in their schoolwork and motivated to grow. Few people enjoy being told what...

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