Tip of the Week

March 20, 2017

Make new strategies stick

Many students struggle to apply academic strategies and approaches they learn in school (or with a tutor) at home. To help your child make a new academic strategy her own and something that she can employ wherever she’s doing school work, encourage her to pause and “name” the strategy after she uses it. Clearly identifying the strategy and giving it a name requires that she give deeper thought to the successful approach she employed and helps solidify it in her mind. With consistent practice, the new skill will soon become a permanent strategy in her toolbox.