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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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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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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Organization Rescue Kit

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 by

Back to school means scrambling to get things organized and ready for the first day of school. Before you stress about which school supplies to buy, watch our Tutor Coach, Jan Rowe, explain which binders are the best for organization and how to organize them. Spending 3 minutes watching these videos now might just save

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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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The alarm clock rings at a shocking 5:45 a.m. You’ve just spent the last three months hopefully sleeping in. What kind of joke is this? What could possibly be going on? Suddenly, you pop up into the air. Oh no! It’s the first day of school for your kids, and you haven’t prepared anything! Backpacks

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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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Congratulations to Katie Lauer for being selected as our July Tutor of the Month! We are so excited to work with her! Katie’s Bio: Katie Lauer began tutoring with Educational Connections in May 2016 and works with elementary school students on reading and writing. Katie graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree

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Even though it’s summer, instead of spending your days watching Netflix and lounging by the pool, your time would be best spent by taking some time to prepare for upcoming college application essays. Don’t wait until September or October when you are stressed out with homework, sports, and other extra-curricular activities. Now is the time to

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5 Fun Apps to Spark Inspiration

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 by

In 1752, Benjamin Franklin experimented with electricity on a dark and stormy night and discovered the lightening rod. He was a major figure in working with electricity and the advancement of technology. Fast forward 264 years and technology has produced devices that can fit in the palm of your hand! Technology has become an important

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