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What Will School Look Like in the Fall?

What Will School Look Like in the Fall?

Many parents have been wondering what school will look like in the fall. Yesterday Governor Northam released a three phase plan for reopening schools with Phase I effective immediately. Here is the detailed plan: Phase I During phase one remote online learning...

A Strategy to Help Increase Reading Comprehension

A Strategy to Help Increase Reading Comprehension

Often students read fluently but do not fully understand what they are reading. As children enter upper elementary, the focus shifts from decoding and trying to figure out words to attempting to understand the meaning of text. Most students need strategies throughout...

Summer Learning

Summer Learning

By now, we are all well aware of the “summer slide”. Research has consistently shown that kids lose more than 2 months of instruction over the summer if they do not practice learned skills. This learning loss is greater in math and happens to a larger extent in the...

Strategies for Staying Focused

Strategies for Staying Focused

Oftentimes we have a task to complete but run into difficulty getting it done. This is frequently due to distractions. Either we become sidetracked or overwhelmed and don’t begin or we get off task once we have started working. Here is a five step process to help stay...

Helping Students Create Routines and Schedules

Helping Students Create Routines and Schedules

Adapting to the new reality of at-home education and work can be difficult for the whole family. Children may have an especially difficult time adjusting to new changes. If your child has trouble following a regular schedule or has meltdowns when asked to switch from...

Nina Parrish, M. Ed.

Nina Parrish, M. Ed.

Co-Owner and Director of Education

Proud mom of two adorable girls. Teacher who has developed an education business that started at a kitchen table and has grown into a thriving small business... Click here to Learn more about Nina.

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