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Executive Functioning

Principles of Student Motivation

Motivation is a fundamental component in shaping our behavior, profoundly influencing how and why we act in various facets of life. For students, maintaining consistent

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Demystifying Soft Skills

“Soft skills.” This term burst onto the corporate lingo scene in the late 1990s and has not lost its prominence. Everyone is vaguely aware that

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Navigating Tricky Courses

Certain classes require a delicate touch. Whether caused by complex subject matter or an eclectic teacher, students must learn how to adjust their approach on

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Executive Function and Mindfulness

In the last two decades, neurological research on mindfulness training has made headlines. People who meditate or practice reflection on a daily basis report better

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Helping Students Build Social Capital

Building strong relationships with teachers and advisors is an essential aspect of academic and personal success. These relationships can provide mentorship, support, and guidance, assisting

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Your Guide to AP Exams

Every year, we get questions about AP Exams. These enigmatic, four-hour academic marathons decide the fate of a student’s college credit, which is, after all,

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In Defense of Flashcards

Many students cringe when I suggest flashcards as a study tool, eschewing this seemingly anachronistic practice for more stimulating study methods. However, I quickly remind

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Auditing the Grade Book

As the end of the semester approaches, we often encourage students to ‘audit the grade book’ as part of a proactive approach to final exams.

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Resilience and Critical Thinking

At Staying Ahead of the Game, we firmly believe that habits and systems driven by executive functioning skill research can help any student thrive in

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Promoting Self-Regulation at Home

One of the most challenging components of high school is the transition of social-emotional demands. Students must navigate more complex academic demands, social relationships, and

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How to Take a Break

As we have discussed in our blog and newsletter numerous times, adequate break time is essential to staving off burnout and maintaining a sustainable output

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