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Posts tagged with: teens

College admissions counselors are impressed by students who spend their summers working. They can infer that you are responsible, mature, capable of making a commitment and can manage your time—all skills that will serve you well in college. The specific...
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By Laurie Weingarten of One Stop College Counseling This is a question we are always asked when beginning our work with students. There are literally thousands of options of different things you can do in the summer, and there is...
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By Allison Garner of OPLM This is a quote from my dad who probably heard it from someone else. He shared it with me when I was a School Board member and I was fighting for change within the system....
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By Janice Russell of Parenting Disasters If trying to answer the phone and dealing with a screaming baby simultaneously or having to clamber over a mountain of toys when answering the door to a client is all part of your...
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     “Your children are not your children.     They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.     They come through you but not from you,     And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.” -Khalil Gibran...
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As midterms are concluding, I got a chance to watch the recent film Don’t Look Up. And I found myself simultaneously horrified and giggling maniacally. For those who haven’t seen it, the gist is that there is a comet approaching...
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IEPs and 504s are educational studies performed typically at no cost to a parent to evaluate a students challenges and to put methods in place to allow these students to learn at the same rate as others. I was a...
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As we enter the third winter of the Covid pandemic, maintaining good relationships with our kids is so critical, given the impact that it’s had on mental health. For reference, the pandemic has literally doubled the rate of both anxiety...
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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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