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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...

How to Create the Perfect To-Do List (for Kids!)

How to Create the Perfect To-Do List (for Kids!)

There are two major reasons that we don’t get things done even when we have every intention of doing them. The first is that we are not specific enough about exactly what needs to be accomplished. We need to consider what specific actions need to be taken to meet...

How to Motivate Your Kids

How to Motivate Your Kids

We are all trying our best to educate our children during this unusual time. Many parents have found themselves suddenly in charge of several full-time jobs: their actual full-time job, teaching their children, and managing a full household that has new rules for...

Helping Children Cope with the Coronavirus Pandemic

Helping Children Cope with the Coronavirus Pandemic

As a special education teacher and during my training as a school counselor, I worked with many children who were struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges. I know that during this unusual time, all of the needs of these children are falling to their...

Project-Based Learning Ideas!

Project-Based Learning Ideas!

Project-based learning can be a fun and authentic way to learn from home. It can also be a great way for teachers to motivate students who are no longer receiving grades by giving them something interesting and relevant to work on. When searching for a project, it is...

At Home Learning Can Be More Authentic

At Home Learning Can Be More Authentic

Just because school is over and many students are no longer receiving grades does not mean that learning has to stop. Now that most students are home from school due to the coronavirus, parents are left trying to navigate how to balance teaching their children with...

How Can I Practice for the SAT at Home?

How Can I Practice for the SAT at Home?

Many of you are aware that the College Board has canceled the May 2nd SAT. The College Board is promising to provide future opportunities to take the SAT in place of the canceled tests. As of now, the June 6, 2020 SAT test is still being held as planned. This leaves a...

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