Blog Posts

November 17, 2014

Estimate “time on task” to sharpen time management skills

To better manage homework time, have your child estimate how long he thinks each assignment will take him to complete...

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November 14, 2014

How (and why) to take study breaks

When you have kids, it feels like you are always on the go. You take your daughter to soccer practice,...

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November 10, 2014

Don’t skip the directions!

Reading directions has many obvious benefits, but perhaps most significantly, it forces students to slow down and approach the assignment...

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November 5, 2014

Managing academic stress

It’s that time of year. The weather is colder, the days darker, the commutes longer. Fatigue sets in for both...

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November 3, 2014

Engage in pre-writing thinking

Good writers rarely sit down at the computer and simply begin typing masterpieces. Rather, good writers engage in a pre-writing...

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October 27, 2014

Make sleep a priority

Elementary and middle school students need 10-12 hours of sleep per night, and teenagers 8-10 hours. Without enough sleep, the...

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October 27, 2014

Be a partner in the process — to your child and your child’s teachers and tutors

As a parent, you know how hard you work to stay involved in your child’s education: You lead PTO meetings,...

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October 22, 2014

Celebrate small successes and watch your student grow

For years, parents and teachers have sung the praises of—you guessed it—praise. According to their methods, students learn to repeat...

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October 20, 2014

Use multiple learning-style approaches

New research reveals that most students benefit from a combination of learning-style approaches. The more neurological pathways we engage while...

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October 15, 2014

Why Changing Habits Takes Time

If commitment to change were enough to kick bad habits, we’d all be able to keep our New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately,...

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October 13, 2014

Finding the right balance

It’s important to determine the optimal quantity of after school activities for your child. Extracurricular activities have many benefits: they...

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October 7, 2014

Your brain is foiling your plans!

If you’ve ever been late to an appointment, distracted from finishing an important task, or lamented your ever-growing to-do list,...

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