Blog Posts

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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February 28, 2016

The power of choice

Student choice is one of the most powerful learning tools, both inside and outside the classroom.  When students have control...

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February 22, 2016

Easily distracted? Work in short bursts.

When your child is feeling distractible, bored, tired, or even just annoyed with an assignment, working in short bursts can...

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February 15, 2016

Set a specific day/time for organization

A clean backpack and orderly binder makes every assignment easier to find, complete, and turn in on time. In the...

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February 10, 2016

Parents: Trust your instincts!

Your gut feeling isn’t wrong. When you sense that your child is struggling or needs help, you are very likely...

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