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A Guide to Note-taking

A large portion of classroom time is spent in lecture making note-taking a fundamental part of learning. So, how should notes be used? Successful notes from the lecture are used to for further note-taking later, reference material for assignments, and preparing for exams. As one synthesizes new information in the form of note-taking, it should …

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The Future of School

  COVID-19 has changed the way we live, the way we work, and the way we educate. As we look forward to the next school year, it is important for parents and students alike to consider what the future of school looks like, remaining proactive and intentional in their pursuit of academic and overall well-being. …

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What COVID-19 Means for Students with Learning Differences

As school closures and schedule interruptions continue due to COVID-19, it is essential that we teach students how to adapt. Students are under high stress at the moment. They must rise to meet the new challenges of virtual school while seeing their social and extracurricular activities curtail. However, after working with middle and high school …

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Cognitive Flexibility: the key to student success

In this time of uncertainty, flexibility is crucial. Parents, educators, and students alike must adapt to a dynamic learning landscape. Many students, especially those with learning differences, struggle with flexible thinking. To improve this, parents and educators mustfind creative ways to inspire flexibility. The analogy I use to explain this to students is a construction …

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Planning and Play: the keys to working from home

As seen in our other blog post about cognitive control, parents should incorporate play into a student’s daily routines. However, time at home can quickly turn unproductive if students don’t have a set routine. Using schedules and creative EF activities, parents can ensure student success at home.  Parents should use extended play prompts to increase …

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How Parents Can Improve Cognitive Control 

According to NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, a child’s ability to concentrate on a task and demonstrate self-control is called cognitive control. Cognitive control is on a spectrum: easily distracted to able to concentrate. It may be interesting to know that the brain turns cognitive control “on” or “off” as it sees fit. Self-evaluation is …

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