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April 15, 2013

Exercise boosts brainpower!

Exercise boosts brainpower! If your child doesn’t seem to be able to focus on her work or is really struggling...

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April 11, 2013

Helping Your Child Be More Mindful

In a recent blog on the Huffington Post, journalist and relatively recent meditation devotee Andy Fraser wrote about an interesting...

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April 8, 2013

Enrich classroom learning while on vacation

School vacations (for many, next week!) are a great opportunity to enrich your child’s classroom learning. You don't need to...

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April 3, 2013

Fostering and Assessing Creativity in the Classroom

A while ago, educational assessment guru Dr. Grant Wiggins blogged about a very interesting issue: assessing creativity. The commonly held,...

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April 1, 2013

A tax-related tip

As a good math exercise, have your child prepare your taxes for you. Just kidding — April Fools! Here’s a...

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March 27, 2013

Einstein: Don’t Judge a Fish by its Ability to Climb a Tree!

This inspirational quote has been getting well-deserved attention on the Internet for quite a while now. Give it a read...

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March 25, 2013

For best results, build in a break!

Know when to give your child a break. Children with executive function challenges often have to apply a great deal...

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March 20, 2013

The Kitchen Classroom

In the Engaging Minds Tip of the Week that we shared on Monday, we talked about how cooking and baking...

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March 18, 2013

How to use everyday activities to strengthen EF skills

Use everyday activities to enhance your child’s learning and strengthen his executive function skills. Cooking and baking are wonderful, real-world...

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March 13, 2013

One Perspective on Four Subtypes of Executive Function Disorder (Part 3 of 3)

After a brief introduction two weeks ago to Dr. Mel Levine’s ideas on four subtypes of executive function issues, last...

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March 11, 2013

Use a timer as a study aid

Use a timer to help set reasonable limits for completing a task. For example, tell your child that she has...

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March 5, 2013

One Perspective on Four Subtypes of Executive Function Disorder (Part 2 of 3)

In last week’s blog, we introduced Dr. Mel Levine’s interpretation of executive function disorder and the four subtypes that comprise...

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