Category: Lists

Tips to Deal with the Stress of Hectic Schedules

As students get older and have more classes, homework, and activities, stress can become a large part of their day. With several children with differing schedules, the combined commitments can increase that stress for the whole family. While we are …
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4 Common Misconceptions about English Tutoring

As an after-school enrichment teacher for almost 7 years now, I know a lot about parental expectations, and I have seen firsthand how much parents invest in their students’ educations. Mostly, parents are a delight to work with, and it …
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A Fall Walk – Look up from the book

Are you having a challenging time getting your children to focus on their studies? Sometimes a small break can help. Author Meg Selig from Psychology Today recommends taking a “good break” to boost productivity and creativity. A few of Selig’s …
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5 Ways to Improve Critical Thinking

Problem solving and critical thinking are some of the top skills that both schools and parents are worried about students learning. But while saying that it’s important is easy, figuring out how to help students learn it is hard! That’s …
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10 Great Ghost Stories from Modern Authors

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to get into the spirit of spooks and ghouls! No matter if your kids are going to be dressing up as princess Spider-men or a heroic space-pirates, you can get their Halloween …
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Signs Your Child is Bored in School

It’s not unusual for children to complain every now and then that school is boring.  Typically, what they are actually telling us is they do not like the subject, or there is a specific topic being taught that they do …
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Should Students Memorize Times Tables?

Everyone can agree that multiplication is a necessary part of a student’s early math education.  Something that is not agreed on is if memorizing multiplication facts is essential.  There is much debate over the question “Should students memorize times tables?” …
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8 Board Games for English Practice

As we have discussed on this blog many times, English is hard! We spend a lot of time discussing tips and tricks, writing strategies and grammar skills – the list goes on and on. And that’s great! But sometimes it’s …
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Why to Start English Lessons Early

Starting English lessons early gives students an opportunity to engage in vocabulary building, grammar skills, and writing.  In turn, this will help them strengthen their understanding of the content when they become readers as well as making real world connections …
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5 Characteristics of a Good Teacher

When I started writing this article, I knew what I thought makes a good teacher, but I couldn’t help but wonder if other people agreed with me. Are there universal characteristics of a good teacher, or does everyone disagree? Well, …
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