As Spring is now in full swing, the sun is warming up, days are getting longer, and dreams of summer are getting closer and closer, the last hurdle of the school year is quickly approaching...final exams! As we all know, these exams bring with them lots of stress and anxiety. They typically include a great deal of content, some cumulative of the full spring semester, some of the entire school year. These weeks leading up to finals are an invaluable time to organize, clarify, and study in an efficient and effective way…Read More
Names of historical figures, dates of important battles, the role of the mitochondria, mathematical proofs and theorems, Shakespearean sonnets, new vocab words…wow, how do students keep all this information in their brains!? And how can we help our kids work with memory in a positive and lasting way that avoids cramming, stress, and anxiety? This involves a deeper understanding of how memory works, as well as creating effective skill-based strategies for retention and recall...
In today’s fast-paced academic environment, students are facing intensive academic workloads and a myriad of outside responsibilities - they certainly have a lot on their plates. This begs the question, “How can we help our children approach their academic lives free from stress and anxiety?” Mindfulness practice is a tangible way for students to cultivate peace of mind and confidence in their studies...Read More
The word ‘mindfulness’ is everywhere. We see it on billboards, magazines, on social media, and advertisements promoting ‘mindful weight loss’ or even ‘mindful shopping’! But what is mindfulness, and what is all the rage? More importantly, can mindfulness be a beneficial tool for students, both in a homeschool environment and in the fast-paced academic environment of today’s schools? Recent studies show that this may indeed be the case...Read More
In today’s rapidly moving academic environment filled with high enrollment and fast paced content, a supportive and individualized connection with an academic mentor is invaluable to fostering a student’s positive relationship with school as well as academic achievement. Successful tutoring helps students develop essential life skills, including efficient strategies for organization, study skills, memory, and time management. Tutoring through a skills-based approach promotes measurable, positive results, not only academically but also emotionally...Read More