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The Role Working Memory Plays in Learning

Sep. 01, 2022

In school, your child relies on their memory to learn. But there are different types of memory that come into play during different situations. How do children use working memory in school?

What is Your Student’s Spike in the College Application Essay?

Jul. 12, 2022

A student with a “spike” in their application can set themselves apart. A spike is a concentrated interest of a student’s that they display to an admissions team. Spikes can be beneficial to the college application, particularly when shared in a compelling essay. Colleges are looking for students who will add value to their institution.  Almost every student who applies to college has a wide array of extracurricular activities, but it’s what makes your student stand out that should be shared. 

Tips to Raise an Independent Learner

Jun. 07, 2022

Students who are independent seek to learn for the sake of learning and understand that learning requires discipline and diligence.The more you can help your child make that transition toward independence as a student, the more equipped they will be for college-level academics and their career.  

Why Mastery of Skills is Important for Young Students

Apr. 05, 2022

Mastery of skills is essential for deeper learning. Students who are encouraged to master knowledge before moving on to the next concept are inherently taught to persevere and approach learning with a growth (rather than fixed) mindset. They also build their confidence in the process.  

Three Places Your Child Will Need Writing Skills in Life (and Tips to Help Them Improve as a Writer)

Feb. 01, 2022

If your child is not the strongest writer, you already know that school can be a challenge. Writing is a part of many classes and expected of all students—and teacher expectations only become higher with every grade. If your child needs convincing that writing is important, here are a few places they will use writing in their lives.

How to Use Your Child’s Learning Style to Improve Their Learning

Sep. 07, 2021

No two students learn exactly alike, yet it’s so important for children to understand themselves as learners. Another reason understanding your child’s learning style is valuable is that it helps you when working with your child’s teacher. Here are several tips to start the conversation with your child to help them become more self-aware. about the learning environments and approaches that fit them well.

10 Habits to Develop for Back-to-School

Jul. 28, 2021

Bouncing between remote, hybrid and in-person learning last year will likely make it more challenging to get back into the swing of school things. Help your child get ready for a successful school year with these ten practical habits.

Why Summer Reading is More Important Than Ever This Year

Jul. 13, 2021

This year has had its share of turbulence for students of all ages. With summer break upon us, it is important for children to relax and rejuvenate, while continuing to keep up with their basic skills such as reading. How can summer reading benefit students? Here are several reasons it’s a worthwhile activity this summer especially.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Checklist for Parents

Jun. 24, 2021

Kindergarten is an exciting time of learning and growth. Some kindergarteners may struggle with the adjustment to longer days, being away from home, and being in a structured school setting. But there are some things parents can do over the summer to help make the transition to kindergarten as smooth as possible.  

Seven Fun Ways to Help Your Kids Learn Over the Summer

Jun. 02, 2021

Summer is around the corner, and we’re all dreaming of sun-filled days and time with family. this time is also a great way to help your kids with their academic success through fun and engaging learning activities. Here are a few examples for you.

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