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What Are Executive Functioning Skills?

What Are Executive Functioning Skills?

What Are Executive Functioning Skills? Executive functioning skills are the mental abilities that allow us to engage in goal-oriented actions. Imagine that your executive functioning is like the air traffic controller of your brain. All of this information is flying...

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...

Nina Parrish, M. Ed.

Nina Parrish, M. Ed.

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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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