Blog Posts

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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October 12, 2015

Challenges are teachable moments

In the spring, we posted a blog discussing fixed and growth mindsets in students. One way to spot a “fixed...

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October 5, 2015

Word associations to aid memorization

To make rote memorization more accessible, encourage your child to use word associations while studying. Your child can connect new...

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September 28, 2015

Failure is an opportunity to grow

Our current generation of children, increasingly, fears failure. So it’s ever more important to teach your children what failure really...

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September 24, 2015

Preparation is the key to effective parent-teacher conferences

As you and your children embark on another school year, you’ve undoubtedly embraced many September rituals. You’ve braved new school...

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