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January 27, 2020

Help Students Meet Expectations

Your child will be far more likely to work toward and meet expectations that she has a voice in creating....

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January 20, 2020

Hope Needs a Partner: Action

"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle."          ...

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January 13, 2020

Six Ways to Help Your Child Read More

Reading for pleasure has innumerable benefits for students. The challenge is getting students who are busy and/or disinterested to make...

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January 6, 2020

To Avoid “Blanking” During an Exam…

Create a "Knowledge List" at the beginning of an exam to aid working memory and boost confidence. As soon as...

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December 30, 2019

Make This Year’s Resolutions Stick

Create goals for the second semester but call them New Year's Resolutions! The key to successfully fulfilling resolutions is to...

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December 24, 2019

Change of Plans? No Problem!

During winter break something is bound to happen that will require you and your family to change your plan. Being...

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December 16, 2019

Prioritize Based on a Rationale

Learning how to prioritize the order in which a student tackles his homework is a skill that supports his ability...

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December 9, 2019

Flip the Script

If you have an inflexible child who’s used to doing things in a certain order and/or has a hard time...

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December 2, 2019

The Power of “Yet”

Sometimes it's simply a matter of mindset in the way students view and then approach challenges. When your child feels...

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November 25, 2019

Success is Only the Tip of the Iceberg

Icebergs have two parts: the part that is visible above the water which is often majestic and grand, and the...

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November 18, 2019

The Benefits of Graphic Novels

Graphic novels sometimes get a bad rap. Some don’t view them as "real literature" and detractors worry that their students...

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November 11, 2019

Ask Questions That Push Beyond Rote Memorization

Go a step beyond quizzing your child on rote memorization. Ask questions that challenge your child to reflect more deeply....

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