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January 19, 2015

Textbooks 101: “Preview” before diving in

Before launching into reading a textbook, encourage your child to “preview” the chapter by first glancing over headings, key vocabulary,...

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January 16, 2015

One size does NOT fit all

Imagine if every student used the same problem-solving methods, the same test-taking strategies, the same note-taking schemas, and the same organizational structures—what would happen? In such a uniform...

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January 12, 2015

Use graphic organizers for note-taking, too!

Your child has likely been introduced to graphic organizers (a visual/graphic display of relationships between facts, terms or ideas —...

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January 8, 2015

Reward effort, not just achievement

Every family has a way of rewarding each other’s achievements. Some families celebrate important milestones with dinner out at a...

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January 5, 2015

If you use it, you won’t lose it!

To increase comprehension of concepts, equations, and languages, encourage your child to apply her knowledge in her own life. For...

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December 29, 2014

Hit the reset button and start anew!

It’s hard to get back into the swing of things after a long, relaxing break, so give your child a...

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December 23, 2014

Hit the reset button and start anew!

Fall semester can be tough for students of all ages; students make the “back-to-school” adjustment in September, have only short...

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December 22, 2014

Keep your schoolwork with you

Unscheduled “downtime” can occur virtually anytime (and often when we least expect it), so a good rule of thumb for...

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December 17, 2014

Making a list, and checking it twice

With the holidays approaching, there’s a good chance you are making a list, and checking it twice. When crossing items...

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December 15, 2014

One goal at a time

When your child is struggling in school, there is a natural tendency to want to try and fix everything all...

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December 11, 2014

Use a K-W-L chart to know when you are DONE studying

Everyone has a favorite tool for studying. Some students make flashcards, others create color-coded study guides, and even more

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December 8, 2014

The mixed up way students approach academic tasks

“Fire, ready, aim!” That’s the “mixed-up” way many students approach academic tasks. In an effort to get to the finish-line...

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