Time Management

EF Beyond the Classroom: Why Some Unstructured Summertime is Good

Summer presents an interesting opportunity disguised as a dilemma. Students wrap up final exams, releasing themselves into a vacuum of unstructured time. Freedom in moderation is wonderful, especially after nine grueling months of homework, tests, and projects. However, too much freedom often creates problems. Without the metronomic force of the school routine, many students fall …

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The Five Minute Prep

Too often, struggling students focus on the wrong problem and thus arrive at the wrong solution. Like most human beings, students mistake busyness with productivity, but that mistake inevitably leads to frustration. Instead, we recommend a different, albeit simple, approach to righting the academic ship: enact simple systems. The art of executive function often hinges …

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Overscheduled

These days, there are lots of options available for after-school activities. From sports teams and karate classes to math clubs and music lessons, there’s something for everyone. Often, kids are involved in more than one extracurricular activity, each with its own unique benefits. When choosing which activities are good for each student, there are lots …

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Recovering After Being Absent from School

Absences happen to the best of students. People get sick, must travel with their family, or have important events that they must attend. Missing school is something that must be avoided, but when it inevitably happens, it is important that students make sure they do everything they can to recover well. Being absent from school …

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