5 Tips on Teaching Time Management to Students

Study Skills

There are not enough hours in the day! It seems like for every one thing I check off my to-do list two more things pop up. As a teacher, wife, and mom of 3 very energetic boys, there is no doubt that managing my time has been one of the most difficult things to do. … Read More

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

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

Time to Check in With Your Child

Adolescence, Study Skills

Have you ever heard the term “pivotal point”?  Well, this is your captain speaking, we have arrived at our destination.  Right now is a pivotal point in the school year for students.  The word pivotal is defined as, “of critical importance in relation to the development or success of something else”.  We all hope for … Read More

ADHD Home Therapy

Study Skills

Parents of children that suffer from ADHD often feel lost.  You are experiencing an ongoing struggle to find answers to understand what is going on with your child.  It is heartbreaking to witness your child struggling with impulse control, attentiveness, planning, and organizing.  Most of all, it is heartbreaking to see your child struggling in … Read More

Be Prepared for High School: 8 Study Skills for Success

Study Skills

Change is hard.  Throughout our lives we transition from stage to stage and are presented with challenges during each transition.  Change is hard enough for adults, but imagine how hard change must be for adolescents.  More specifically, the transition from middle school to high school is especially cumbersome.  As with any transition we face in … Read More

Teenage Stress, Part 2

Adolescence

In Teenage Stress, Part 1, we discussed the causes and possible results of adolescent stress.  According to the Challenge Success Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, the type of teenage stress they see the most is school-related.  The transition to high school can be especially difficult with heavy workloads and frequent tests.  These … Read More

Homework Therapy at Your Fingertips

Study Skills

NY Times– Dr. Hillman, 30, represents a new niche in the $100 billion tutoring industry. Neither a traditional tutor nor a straight-up therapist, she is an amalgam of the two. “Homework therapists,” as they are now sometimes called, administer academic help and emotional support as needed. Via Skype, email and text, and during pricey one-on-one sessions, … Read More

Setting & Achieving Goals

Study Skills

The only way to judge the ongoing effectiveness of your strategy is to evaluate your results.  Success should always be measured as progress toward the accomplishment of goals. Goals are Part of Life How do you define success?  We hear this question all the time, as people embark on a journey to achieve what they … Read More