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Healthy Habits

How Posture Affects Learning

“Sit still” is by far one of my least favorite teacher instructions. It’s almost as anemic as “just focus,” as we discussed in a recent

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Studying

Spaced Repetition

Learning how to learn is the hallmark of our unique academic coaching program. While we are perfectly capable of traditional subject tutoring or test prep,

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Healthy Habits

Inside the Mind of A Student with ADHD

A modern-day classrooms use a one-size-fits-all approach. Unfortunately, this leaves students with learning differences on the fringes, unable to receive the support they need to

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Studying

An Ode to Interleaved Practice

There is some truth in the consistent application of fundamentals. Sometimes, cutting-edge techniques aren’t necessary because the traditional methods work so well. If it isn’t

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Studying

How to Crush Finals Week

Finals week is almost here! This nerve-racking time wrought with anxiety can be tamed using the right mixture of organization, time management, learning skills, and

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Executive Functioning

The Science of Grit

Coined by Angela Duckworth in her excellent book Grit, the term has become synonymous with a growth mindset, persistence, and a strong work ethic. In

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Executive Functioning

Developing a Learning Mindset

A learning mindset is a powerful weapon in a student’s arsenal. When the inevitable failures and setbacks arise, students can reframe them as positive learning

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School

A Student’s Guide to Editing

Learning how to write well is learning how to think well. The act of organizing aimless thoughts into coherent, compelling arguments is perhaps the most

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Healthy Habits

Just Focus

Students, especially those struggling with learning differences, hear the phrase “just focus” far too often. This is the academic equivalent to telling a suddenly broken-down

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Healthy Habits

Self-efficacy and The Environment

Sooner or later, every student feels out of place. Whether it’s the unique challenge Geometry presents to a perennially solid math student or the uncomfortable

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Executive Functioning

Attention

Attention is a precious resource. That’s a belabored point and not the thesis of this blog post. Instead, let’s look at what attention is, how

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Executive Functioning

On Giving Up & Grit

Inevitably, every student hits a wall. Motivation dissipates as the number of assignments continues to increase, outpacing meaningful progress and overcoming student satisfaction. Burnout is

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Healthy Habits

Videogames & ADHD

Why does my child struggle to focus on assignments at home and lessons in the classroom but has no problem focusing on video games for

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Parenting

The Art of Clear Instructions

We work with students at a wide array of schools with a wide variety of learning differences. I frequently explain the importance of a personalized

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Healthy Habits

Let’s Talk about Stress Baby

The word “stress” gets a bad rap, conjuring images of hyperventilation and hysteria. With the increased focus on mental health and stress-free school days, which

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