How Does a Healthy Diet Affect Academic Performance?

When we think about ways to improve academic performance in school, we often think about reading, studying, taking extra classes and making sure not to watch too much TV. Nutrition is often overlooked even though a healthy diet from a young age can help with academic performance, brain function, and test scores. Starting Young A […]






Teacher Survey: What Do Students Need to Work On Most?

Sometimes a report card doesn’t tell the whole story when it comes to how well your child is doing at school. In fact, many behaviors and interactions in class can tell you just as much or more about your child’s level of success in school than some standardized tests. We recently asked the teachers at […]






How Can I Get My Child to Wear a Coat in the Winter?

You wake up on a blustery winter morning and are rushing around to get your child off to the bus for school. Breakfast has been eaten, shoes are tied, backpack ready. All that is left is to put that dreaded jacket on. That’s when the battle begins: “But I don’t want to wear my coat!” […]






10 Most Common Mistakes Made in English

Between grammar, mechanics, and style, there are plenty of different ways for students to mess up their writing. Since the full list of mistakes is far too long to cover in a blog article, let’s focus on the 10 most common mistakes made in English (at least, in my experience). The Top 10 English Errors  1. […]






7 Scary Halloween Stories for Students

It’s that time of year again: time for hayrides, pumpkin picking, trick-or-treating, and…reading? That’s right! It’s never quite Halloween for me unless scary stories are involved, and if you know me, there’s almost nothing I love more than a good scary story. If your child also enjoys getting a little spooked in the name of […]






7 Ways to Make Math Practice Fun for Kids

Let’s face it, it can be pretty difficult to try to spin math into something that doesn’t look like work to kids. Math requires lots of brain power and is often associated with school and boredom, so it can be hard to find fun ways to insert math use and practice into daily life. However, […]