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The Optics of Learning

When we think about the physiology of learning, in other words, the physical aspects of how students learn, the eyes are too often overlooked. We

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Write Less, But More Often

I played soccer growing up, and nothing released pure pandemonium on the practice field like the coach announcing a full-field scrimmage. All we wanted to

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How to Succeed In College

The transition between high school and college is laden with trapdoors, many of which have nothing to do with academic prowess. There are three main

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Boredom is Really Important

Boredom is misunderstood. To most individuals, boredom is something to be avoided at all costs. Boredom is watching paint dry or watching grass grow. It’s

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Why Do Students Procrastinate?

Students make some inexplicable decisions. With full knowledge of the negative consequences, sometimes they just don’t do the work. They push it down the road,

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How to Change Habits

I know, I know, another post about habits. We are firm believers in habits and routines for success at school and beyond. Habits form the

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Time Management

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,

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How to Increase Willpower

Students are bombarded with distractions and decisions all day, at school and at home. Although we frequently prefer systems to plain, old willpower, sometimes the

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The Feynman Technique

Simplicity is underrated. Albert Einstein once said, “if you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” True mastery of a concept requires

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The Pomodoro Technique

Students often tell us that they have a hard time motivating themselves to start studying. Once they get rolling, they are fine, but the genesis

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Self-Evaluation: A Guide

Measuring progress is one of the essential steps in building academic momentum. We often use the analogy of a long-road trip to convey the necessary

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Study Skills

Should My Student Use Flashcards?

Unfortunately, most students mock the mere suggestion of using flashcards to study. Seeing this academic staple as some outdated deterrent to progress, these students instead

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On Self-Awareness

What distinguishes our unique executive functioning skills program from traditional tutoring companies is our focus on impression management in addition to organization, time management, and

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Practical Ideas for Chaotic Moments

As much as we love planners, binders, and other EF-driven systems, they are not perfect. Inevitably, something slips through the cracks or breaks the system.

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Back-to-school resource guide

GOOD NEWS! We put together some FREE resources specifically for awesome parents just like you.