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  • Praise for Behavior Boosts Learning More Than Punishment

    Praise for Behavior Boosts Learning More Than Punishment
    Do you have a student who always seems to be in trouble for bad behavior in the classroom? A new study has found that rather than punishing them for being disruptive, praise seems to provide better ...
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  • New method for boosting math learning

    New method for boosting math learning
    Researchers in Switzerland have developed an intervention to help students learn math. The program is said to help students "surpass their intuitions and rely on the use of math principles." Is it ...
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  • GPAs stronger predictors of college graduation than ACTs

    GPAs stronger predictors of college graduation than ACTs
    If you're worried that your teen didn't score that well on the ACTs, you may want to refocus on their GPA. That's because a new study from the University of Chicago has found that GPAs are stronger ...
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  • Back-to-school Tips for Parents of Kids and Teens with ADHD

    Back-to-school Tips for Parents of Kids and Teens with ADHD
    For the parents of children with attention struggles, September can bring a host of anxiety for the entire family. Children and teens with ADHD may struggle with homework, test-taking, making friends, ...
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  • September 24 is National Punctuation Day

    September 24 is National Punctuation Day
    Although most of know how a period, question mark and exclamation point works, there are plenty of punctuation mysteries that stump even the brightest grammarians. In honor of #NationalPunctuationDay, ...
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  • Red-Flag Phrases at Parent/Teacher Conferences

    Red-Flag Phrases at Parent/Teacher Conferences
    As a parent, how do you know which struggles or behaviors are just a “normal” part of the learning process vs. an indication that there’s a deeper issue? One way is to listen to cues from the teacher ...
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  • Helping Your Teen Excel in High School

    Helping Your Teen Excel in High School
    If you’ve got a teen headed to high school, you’re probably already thinking about ways to help him/her survive mentally, emotionally and academically. We’ve put together some tips to help your teen ...
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  • Middle School Nightmares

    Middle School Nightmares
    If the thought of sending your child off to middle school makes you anxious, you’re not alone. Many adults have middle school memories of social awkwardness, hormonal upheaval and the added pressure ...
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  • June 6 is National Higher Education Day

    June 6 is National Higher Education Day
    Every year on June 6, the United States celebrates National Higher Education Day to educate and inspire students to purse college and beyond. But how do you know if your high school student is ready ...
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  • Middle School Nightmares

    Middle School Nightmares
    Tips to Start in Summer for a Trauma-Free Transition Does the thought of sending your child off to middle school make you anxious? If so, you're certainly not alone. Many adults have middle school ...
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