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Oct 31

How to Write a Private High School Application Essay Worth Reading

By Allison Clark | Private Schools , SSAT , Test Prep , Writing

If you want to write a high school application essay that is worth reading; one that your audience will remember: Forget everything you’ve ever learned about writing an essay. Okay, I may be being a bit melodramatic. You still need appropriate grammar, syntax, spelling, and formatting. But as for the generic boring cluster that begins […]

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Apr 30

Podcast – The Motivation Meltdown: When Parents Care but Kids Don’t

By Allison Clark | Motivation

In this podcast  Educational Connections’ President, Ann Dolin, M.Ed. speaks about what parents can do to boost their child’s motivation and foster resiliency. Parents who listen to this podcast will learn: The main reasons students struggle to stay motivated in school The latest research on rewards and consequences Effective communication strategies – how to talk […]

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Apr 23

Video Games: Do They Hurt or Help?

By Allison Clark | Study Skills

Many parents feel as if video games are controlling their children’s lives and that their kids are addicted to technology. But when it comes to video games: do they hurt or help? Can there be a positive effect? Educational Connections’ President, Ann Dolin, recently appeared on WTOP to discuss what the research says about video games and […]

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