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December 10, 2012

Beating the Winter Slump!

It seems lately that the days between Halloween and Christmas rush by in a blur of crunchy, brightly colored leaves...

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November 29, 2012

Lessons of the Square Watermelon

“Like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole.” That is how many students with different learning styles...

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November 20, 2012

The Write Stuff

“Write about whatever you want to.” For many students, this is a wonderful opportunity to craft a story that has...

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November 14, 2012

Parents as Partners — Nine Key Strategies (Part 3 of 3)

For the last two weeks, the Engaging Minds blog has focused on Dr. Peg Dawson’s suggested strategies for improving executive...

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November 6, 2012

Parents as Partners — Nine Key Strategies (Part 2 of 3)

In last week’s blog, we delved into the first three of Dr. Peg Dawson’s excellent list of strategies for improving...

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November 2, 2012

Parents as Partners — Nine Key Strategies (Part 1 of 3)

At Engaging Minds, we focus on strengthening students’ executive function and study skills, setting us apart from the more traditional,...

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October 20, 2012

Book ’em!

When the tutors at Engaging Minds and our students go over the nightly homework they have written in their homework...

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October 2, 2012

Stay on Track by Keeping Track

In last week’s blog, we touched on the idea that for all students – and particularly those with executive functioning...

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September 21, 2012

“This American Life” Meets Engaging Minds

On September 14, the popular NPR show “This American Life” did their annual Back to School episode. Rather than sticking to...

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September 19, 2012

Head, shoulders, knees, and toes – and brain!

In a recent NYTimes blog by respected wellness author Tara Parker-Pop e, the subject of how parents can help stimulate...

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September 13, 2012

Communicating with your child’s teachers

Danel DiVirgilio, the (sadly deceased) legendary Head of Lower School at the Hackley School in New York, used to end...

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August 27, 2012

Three important back to school tips for parents

For the past few years, a national school and office supply chain has run a delightful ad campaign about going...

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