Blog Posts

July 6, 2015

World Cup soccer and executive function

Last night’s Women’s World Cup victory for the United States was inspirational. These talented women set a goal many months...

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June 29, 2015

July 4: Time for relaxation, exploration, and rejuventation!

More and more often, students’ summer vacations are just as busy as their academic year. Their weeks are packed with...

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June 22, 2015

Practice executive function skills via summer planning

This week, many students are finishing another year of school and looking ahead to their summer plans. With excitement in...

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June 15, 2015

The benefits of “books on tape”

For some students, reading text on a page is effortful and time-consuming. Going back and forth between the book and...

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June 15, 2015

How to talk to your child about summer executive function coaching

As the summer approaches, children of all ages are ready to trade in their routine and responsibilities for some carefree...

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June 12, 2015

Engaging Minds workshops to beat the “summer slide”

Most children want nothing to do with academics over the summer. In spite of parent’s best strategies, planning, and intentions,...

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June 8, 2015

To regain “control”, generate a list

At the end of the school year, it can sometimes feel like there are a gazillion and one things to...

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June 3, 2015

More ways to keep your children engaged as summer approaches

Let’s face it: When the weather gets warmer, the days get longer, and the final days of school dwindle, your...

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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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