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May 28, 2013

Preventing the “Summer Slide” – Part 2 of 2

In last week’s blog, we defined the term “summer slide,” and in this week’s post we will cover how to...

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May 27, 2013

Preparing for final exams

With final exams and end-of-year assessments fast approaching, there's no time like the present to begin preparing (before the pressures...

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May 22, 2013

Preventing the “Summer Slide” – Part 1 of 2

When you hear the expression “summer slide,” you might have a happy mental image of a child careening down a...

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May 20, 2013

Handing in assignments on time

An assignment isn't truly finished until it's handed in. With final papers and projects due soon, help your child cover...

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May 14, 2013

How to talk to your child about summer tutoring

This is the time of year when many teachers may request a special parent conference or send a special email,...

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May 13, 2013

Set specific, measurable goals

When you are working with your child on completing a task, set very specific, measurable goals that focus on skill...

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May 8, 2013

Teacher Appreciation

May is National Teacher Appreciation Month. One of our favorite educational websites, Edutopia has devoted a number of articles to this annual event as...

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May 6, 2013

Stress management techniques!

Many students experience a great deal of anxiety around test taking, be it annual standardized testing, final exams or even...

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April 30, 2013

Go Outside and Play: Channeling the Power of the Great Outdoors!

From you have I been absent in the spring, When proud pied April, dressed in all his trim, Hath put...

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April 29, 2013

Tools for footnotes

Remember what a hassle it was to create bibliographies or insert footnotes into research papers? Well, that is pretty much...

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April 22, 2013

Catch errors by reading aloud

One of the best ways for your child to edit her papers is by reading them aloud. When she has...

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April 22, 2013

Problem-Solving at its Finest

To say that last week was a difficult one for the residents of the Boston area (and the country at...

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