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A System for Learning How to Learn

One of the most difficult attributes required to be an effective student is learning how to learn. As nebulous as that attribute sounds, it’s not

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How to Keep Technology Helpful

The educational environment is totally different today than it was twenty, ten, or even five years ago. Most parents and teachers didn’t grow up in

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Mental Health during Exams

Mental Health during Exams As students prepare to face the academic decathlon called midterms, we wanted to compile our best tips for maintaining one’s mental

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5 Keys to Cumulative Exams

It’s December. As everyone else focuses on holiday preparations and end of year meetings, students only have one thing on their minds: midterms.  Midterms (or

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Cultivating Curiousity

Helping students become capable and confident beyond the parameters of the classroom is central to our mission. To help with this mission, we often organize

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How Successful Students Sleep

High school students are overworked. Starting their day at 7:30 or earlier, they spend eight hours or more in the classroom, and attend one or

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Annotating vs. Underlining

Part of high school (or some more competitive middle school programs) is learning how to read. By this, we don’t mean learning how to sound

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Break Time

Breaks get a bad wrap. Whether it’s the never quit mentality instilled in our kids through sports or the workaholic tendencies of many seemingly admirable

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Summer Reading

Summer reading seemed like such an easy feat several months ago, as finals week turned into summer break. Read a book and write an essay,

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Healthy Habits

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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