Blog Posts

May 13, 2015

Self-advocacy before finals: getting what you need to succeed

In school, developing academic self-sufficiency often requires a skill called self-advocacy, or a student’s ability to

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May 11, 2015

Reduce stress by starting early

No student wants to spend hours and hours pouring over textbooks at the eleventh hour before their final exams. But...

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May 4, 2015

A different approach to reading/response assignments

Countless assignments in school ask children to read a passage and then answer related questions. And most students do exactly...

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April 27, 2015

Use a timer to promote task-initiation

Does your child struggle to start assignments, but easily completes them once she gets going? One way to help your...

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April 22, 2015

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

In light of the recent marathon, we are all feeling Boston Strong. Watching the runners and celebrating their achievements has...

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April 20, 2015

Executive function and the Boston Marathon

There are many special qualities required of athletes to complete the Boston Marathon. Among them, a long-term commitment to training,...

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April 15, 2015

Beat spring fever and finish strong

Spring is finally here, and with it comes beautiful weather, school dances, graduations, April vacations, and endless other (incredibly fun)...

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April 13, 2015

Get organized with “home” and “school” binders

With the end of the school year coming into view, students need to begin planning for end-of-year exams. To keep...

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April 10, 2015

Fire! Ready, Aim: The mixed up way students approach tasks

Your family is packing for a tropical vacation. Your children are in the other room, excitedly filling their suitcases with...

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April 6, 2015

Meeting with teachers after school boosts performance

For many students, meeting with their teacher before an exam can make an immense impact on their performance. Teacher meetings...

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April 3, 2015

“Growth mindset”: building your child’s work ethic

Everyone has heard that maintaining a positive outlook will improve long-term outcomes. Positivity increases success rates, improves physical and mental...

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March 30, 2015


If your child doesn’t understand class material, encourage him to take responsibility for his own success and self-advocate. Self-advocacy means...

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