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Posts tagged with: executive function

The steps you take now can make or break your college experience. Here’s how to get ready for college while in high school. ...
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Early in my teaching career, I was stationed at a school in Stamford called King that proffered education to kids who were fairly intelligent, but really were there because they could afford the tuition. The kids typically had some “extra-curricular”...
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The term “self-advocacy” has always seemed like an awkward term to me. There’s something clunky about it, like a plumbers wrench or a tangled up kite or like a pile of shoes that need to be moved. Perhaps it’s my...
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When Aiden’s mother called me, he was a wink away from failing out of Bucknell. It was mid-January and he still hadn’t completed his courses from fall semester. The professors had been extremely lenient, and when the administration got involved,...
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By Daniel Sherman of Dad Solo All parents want their children to grow up healthy, smart, and successful. Of course, there is no single way to accomplish this. If you’re looking for parenting advice, you’ll come across plenty of conflicting...
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When I was a teacher at the King School, I was given a tough assignment, as I was starting at the bottom of the totem pole. Three of the classes I was assigned to teach were the bottom level of...
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There is a model called the learning pyramid, which provides a hierarchy of the different methods of their instruction, listed by the average information retention rates of students when the instructor utilizes these methods. At the top of the pyramid...
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By Alex Merrill of Alliance Tutoring It can be difficult to find a balance between supporting a young student in middle school or high school as they study for their classes and being a bit too nosey.  Indeed, there are...
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By Sarah Weingarten, Academic Coach & Certified Professional Organizer “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln Preparation  is fundamental to achieving academic success. Starting off the...
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If you’re anything like I was as a student, the idea of raising your hand and contributing something meaningful to class discussion can be fairly terrifying. You have to think of something insightful to say. Something that hasn’t been said...
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