I remember in elementary school memorizing my math times tables… what stands out most to be is the “mad minute.” It was a short quiz of 20 multiplication problems and we were given one minute to complete them… and it could probably be defined as the most stressful 60 seconds of my young life! Now,

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Ask almost anyone: “What do kids need to do to do well in school and get good grades?” And you’ll get pretty much the same set of answers every single time: Go to class Pay attention and take notes Do all of the homework assigned Study every night and prepare for upcoming quizzes and tests

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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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The year was 1979. Rod Stewart and Peaches and Herb were topping the charts, and there I was staring blankly at my math test, feeling lost. Although I should have been able to do two-digit divisor long division, I really couldn’t. It all seemed so complicated and I froze. The fourth grade was coming to

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The first weeks of May are quickly approaching and AP teachers are ramping up their review sessions.  However, there are a few things your students should know as they step up their studies at home. Below are three common mistakes students make when studying and ways to avoid them. 1. Not recognizing that all exams

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Time management. Organization. Studying. Planning ahead. Do these ideas give your child a sense of excitement? Or fear of the unknown? If your child seems uninterested or even afraid of these ideas, it may be more than just a feeling of being overwhelmed and a dislike for school. They may have executive functioning deficits.  

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Now that school has been in session, kids are feeling all types of stressed. Whether it’s preparing for college exams, book reports, or other homework, students are spending hours studying and trying to perfect their academic work. Perfectionism among students is on the rise, especially in this area. So, as parents, how do we help

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Back To School and Back To Stress?

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 by

Summer is officially over and kids are back in school. In some households, back to school also means back to stress. So, how can parents make the transition into the school year more successful and less stressful? This week, I was able to interview with WTOP radio about starting off a successful school year without the stress.

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On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a segment on WTOP radio about finishing summer work! Completing those school-issued summer assignments should be a big priority, and here’s why. Listen to the clip or read below for all the tips.   With only a few weeks left in the summer, how much of a priority should summer work

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It’s not uncommon for kids to lose steam in the 4th quarter. The problem is that 4th quarter grades count just as much as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ones do. So, how can you keep your child focused to ensure he or she finishes the year strong? Here are a few study skills to

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