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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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None of us enjoy failing. We put a lot of energy into looking and feeling successful every day, and our moments of success motivate us to keep working hard. At the same time, it is impossible to learn without making mistakes, which is why having a growth mindset is essential […]
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What is Educational Coaching all about? It’s about teaching our students how to learn so they can be successful. The skills and strategies we teach make it easier for students to understand concepts for subjects like reading and math. They are more organized. They finish homework faster and more effectively. […]
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At The Family & Learning Center, we are privileged to work with amazing students and their families. They trust us to make a difference in their learning and education. Educational Coaching teaches students the skills and strategies they need to become successful learners. Students learn how to learn, with tools […]
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The brain is complex and powerful, but it doesn’t always work the way we want it to. Sometimes we forget things or find it difficult to remember certain details or concepts. Try using these 3 memory strategies to help you learn more efficiently. There are three types of memory: Short […]
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