The Covid-19 Slide: Combatting Learning Loss Caused by the Pandemic

Study Skills

NWEA– As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic closes schools across the nation, education systems are scrambling to meet the needs of schools, families, and 55.1 million students during these unprecedented times. The economic impacts and trauma of recent events will also have far reaching effects that will likely exacerbate long-standing opportunity gaps. While it is difficult … Read More

Elimination of Procrastination

Study Skills

Procrastination is a crutch we’ve all used while traveling down the winding path that we call life. Most of us have also stumbled upon the problems that arise when we choose to delay or put off completing important tasks. Achievement of one’s full personal potential is not an option if a habitual pattern of procrastination … Read More

Student Success: The Power of Planning

Study Skills

Have you ever witnessed your adolescent child do something in a manner that utterly confused you?  Something done in such a perplexing way that you asked, “why did you do that.”  Did your child answer with, “I don’t know?”  Well, they’re probably telling the truth.  This is because adolescents lack the fundamental executive functioning skill … Read More

The Coronavirus Effect: Kids’ Quotes

Study Skills

The New York Times– We asked students, from kindergarten to 12th grade, what it’s like to learn from home. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words — and drawings. Kids are getting more bored by the day. We wish we could go back to school to see our friends. But some of … Read More

Distance Learning Reveals Study Skills Deficiencies

Adolescence, Study Skills

By now, you’ve probably heard someone talk about the good that will come from our current situation; whether it be stronger family bonds, an appreciation for what is really important in life, or pollutant relief for the environment.  When looking back on bad situations, humans are often left with two questions to answer: How prepared … Read More

Interview With a Teacher: Distance Learning During Coronavirus Pandemic

Adolescence

Schools are closed across the country and our education system has shifted to distance learning, for the foreseeable future. This is quite a seismic shift in the education world. Most people rushed to internet search engines looking for information and advice regarding distance learning. After a couple weeks of distance learning, most information online talks … Read More