Blog Posts

June 1, 2015

“Quiz yourself” techniques for studying

Quizzing your child in advance of a formal exam is one of the best ways to help him determine his...

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May 25, 2015

As June approaches, reflect on progress, goals and effort

With warmer weather and the end of school year in sight, many students are relaxing their study habits and easing...

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May 21, 2015

Get your children moving: The educational benefits of regular exercise

Everyone knows the many benefits of exercise, and all children hope to grow up “big and strong.” When your child...

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May 18, 2015

Create a “Knowledge List” on an exam

Create a “Knowledge List” at the beginning of an exam to aid working memory and boost confidence. As soon as...

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May 13, 2015

Self-advocacy before finals: getting what you need to succeed

In school, developing academic self-sufficiency often requires a skill called self-advocacy, or a student’s ability to

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May 11, 2015

Reduce stress by starting early

No student wants to spend hours and hours pouring over textbooks at the eleventh hour before their final exams. But...

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May 4, 2015

A different approach to reading/response assignments

Countless assignments in school ask children to read a passage and then answer related questions. And most students do exactly...

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April 27, 2015

Use a timer to promote task-initiation

Does your child struggle to start assignments, but easily completes them once she gets going? One way to help your...

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April 22, 2015

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

In light of the recent marathon, we are all feeling Boston Strong. Watching the runners and celebrating their achievements has...

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April 20, 2015

Executive function and the Boston Marathon

There are many special qualities required of athletes to complete the Boston Marathon. Among them, a long-term commitment to training,...

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April 15, 2015

Beat spring fever and finish strong

Spring is finally here, and with it comes beautiful weather, school dances, graduations, April vacations, and endless other (incredibly fun)...

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April 13, 2015

Get organized with “home” and “school” binders

With the end of the school year coming into view, students need to begin planning for end-of-year exams. To keep...

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