There’s that famous quote that holds true in almost every area in life: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” For our purposes though, let’s amend it slightly: Eighty percent of school success is showing up AND staying organized. I’ve worked with tremendously gifted students for whom learning came easy, but their performance in school

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Every summer has a rhythm to it… In June, the whole family is excited! Your kids are “free at last,” and you’ve finally earned yourself a well-deserved break from the before and after school routine. Then July rolls around. Prime vacation time. It’s the middle of summer and everyone is ready to get away… whether

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It’s the start of a new year, and if you’re like many parents across our area, you’re looking for new ways to help your kids develop strong habits at home and school. Last Thursday, I spoke with WTOP on ideas to make a positive change for the new year.   Q: How can parents help

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Just a few weeks ago, Brandy Young, a second grade teacher in Texas, became one of the most popular teachers in the country when she sent a letter home to parents announcing that there’d be no homework in her class this year. Instead, she said her students should be spending their time playing outside and

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A second-grade teacher from Texas made headlines after she sent home a note to parents, informing them that their students’ homework would only consist of materials they did not finish in class that day. She instead encouraged families to spend more time together, rather than spend hours on homework. So, what is the role of

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A new school year brings new classes, schedules, and after-school activities full of excitement. But for some, a new year means a new set of nerves and anxiety. If you’ve noticed your child is avoiding school supply shopping or hasn’t checked to see what friends are in their classes, they may be nervous for the

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