Blog Posts

December 20, 2021

Create sticky strategies

Even with the best of intentions, turning new strategies into habits is really hard. Remember, what works for you may...

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December 13, 2021

Baseball players, yardsticks, and studying for tests

There are many reasons why your child may not score as well as they hope on a test or quiz....

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December 6, 2021

Rote memory vs. understanding

When it comes to understanding and synthesizing information, being able to teach it to someone else is a reliable benchmark...

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November 29, 2021

“Lazy” is a lazy term

“Lazy” is a term we often use when we can’t explain why a student won’t/doesn’t/can’t do something. But it’s a...

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November 22, 2021

Fun executive function ideas for Thanksgiving week

Thanksgiving week provides many opportunities to strengthen executive function skills without your child even realizing they’re learning! Baking treats is...

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November 15, 2021

Parents just don’t understand

It likely comes as no surprise that your child doesn’t always say what they mean. When it comes to schoolwork,...

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November 8, 2021

When they don’t understand

When your child says “I don’t understand this,” a reflexive response is to ask “What don’t you understand?” That’s a...

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November 1, 2021

Small goals drive intrinsic motivation

Big goals are achieved by setting and achieving smaller goals along the way. Short, attainable goals are especially helpful for...

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October 25, 2021

Get unstuck and underway

When your child is having a hard time getting started on an assignment, remind them that the directions very likely...

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October 18, 2021

Go, ready, set!

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

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October 11, 2021

Indigenous People’s Day

Indigenous: adjective Referring or relating to the people who originally lived in a place, rather than people who moved there...

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October 4, 2021

A blank piece of paper

When sitting down to write, some students see a blank piece of paper or computer screen as an empty canvas...

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