Blog Posts

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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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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