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The first semester is coming to a close. As many students begin finals prep, here are some trusted tips to help students finish their semester off strong. Make a plan – It is important that students create a study schedule and stick to it. It is as easy as writing […]
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In his recent blog post, “Where There’s Smoke…” Dr. Selznick shares a story that is all too familiar to our learning center. Our staff frequently meets with parents who express that they have had concerns about their child’s learning for several years, but have been repeatedly told by teachers that […]
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When it comes to students preparing for college applications, higher scores on the ACT and SAT usually mean a greater chance of being accepted into a college or university. Although there are many other aspects that colleges consider for admission, it is imperative that students perform well on these tests. […]
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The beginning of the school year is a time for setting expectations and creating habits. Students who establish strong routines now benefit throughout the rest of the year, and this all starts with back to school organization. If they use their lecture notes to check their recall of information and […]
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Our knowledge of words shapes our connections with our environments. The limits of our vocabulary define the limits of our communication by changing what we can understand and what we can express. Some have even proposed that people in different cultures experience emotions differently based on whether they have a […]
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Although summer can be a great time to take a break from the daily grind of the school year, it is still important to maintain a routine at home. In their blog post “How Not To Go Crazy With Your Kids Home This Summer,” Coffee and Carpool suggests 6 things […]
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The end of the school year is filled with tests. Replacing ineffective study methods with effective ones can go a long way towards successful results, but sometimes it’s not quite enough. The way you take tests also impacts your scores. As with other aspects of learning, test-taking can improve through […]
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Persistence, stamina, perseverance, grit. In the final months of the school year, students need this drive to keep trying when confronted with challenges, failure, and exhaustion. It’s time to finish strong! Not yet… Persistence relies on a growth mindset. Having a growth mindset means seeing mistakes as learning opportunities and […]
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It’s that time of year when we suddenly have those sunny evenings that quickly lead into summer! Summer is an ideal time for supporting kids’ individual interests and needs, but can also lead to summer brain drain. Outside of the classroom, they are free to learn and play in summer […]
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Technology shapes our life experiences on a daily basis. When it comes to schoolwork, students today often access material through digital methods rather than print. The easy task-switching abilities of computers, tablets, and phones can make it more difficult to focus and slow down. However, when used effectively, technology can […]
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