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How Praise, Intrinsic Motivation, Effort and Student Achievement Go Hand in Hand

May. 09, 2017

Any parent who has set foot in a Huntington Learning Center before has likely heard our teachers stress the importance of recognizing children’s efforts, not their achievements. Our years of experience with thousands of children have taught us that it is far more effective to encourage children to work hard on homework and in school than it is to encourage them to strive for high grades and test scores. Our beliefs on this are rooted in research: the right kind of praise inspires motivation, and therefore, achievement. Also, studies show that one of the key dimensions of student motivation is control, a student’s belief that there is a direct link between his or her actions and successful outcomes.

Helping Your Child Become Faster and More Efficient by Embracing Routine and Structure

Sep. 08, 2016

For a busy parents with limited time, it's frustrating when your child seems to have no sense of urgency and no motivation to get things done. If you're having a hard time getting your child to move faster—here are a few tips to help him or her become speedier and more organized in school and life.

Regression: What it is and How to Avoid it This Summer

Jul. 01, 2016

Dr. Ray Huntington of the Huntington Learning Center urges parents to engage their children in learning activities to avoid summer regression. Put simply, summer regression is the loss of academic knowledge gained throughout the school year. “Learning loss or the ‘summer slide’ among students over summer break is a very real problem that we see often,” says Huntington, adding that most students can lose several months of grade-level equivalency in math and reading achievement during this period. He offers several ways for parents to help minimize summer regression.

Establishing a Good After-School Routine

Apr. 04, 2016

Ray Huntington offers suggestions for parents who want to help their child establish a successful after-school routine.

How to Help a Child with ADHD Improve Focus and Task Completion

Jan. 05, 2016

For students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), simple tasks such as getting ready for school and finishing a homework assignment can be a stressful battle. Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center offers a few strategies for parents to keep ADHD students focused and on task.

Start the School Year Off the Right Way With These Study Tips

Aug. 13, 2015

Utilizing the proper study tips can be the difference between average and extraordinary grades. Read the tips found here in order to reach your potential.

Five Great Extracurricular Activities for the Analytical Child

Mar. 20, 2015

Parents know that extracurricular activities offer a wide range of benefits for children.

Making Learning Easier

Feb. 13, 2015

There is no magic bullet to ensure that your child will be an excellent student who never experiences problems or challenges.

Tips for Building Your Students' Comprehension

Jan. 19, 2015

Thanks to the introduction of the Common Core State Standards, building students' comprehension in preparation for college and their careers has taken a front seat.

Getting a Child to Appreciate Math

May. 02, 2014

For some students, math skills come easily, as do the aptitudes needed to be a successful math student: analyzing patterns, thinking logically and critically, and solving problems.

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