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Vocabulary Practice Doesn’t Have to be Boring!

With a skill like vocabulary, sometimes it seems like the only option for learning is repetition and memorization. But for many children, this method can lead to boredom or even frustration – especially if the child struggles with those types …
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How to Deal with the Too Hard Mentality

How often do you hear, “That’s too hard!”? If you don’t hear it often, you probably aren’t dealing with this problem, but if your child says it all the time, he or she may be stuck in the too hard …
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The Most Important Math Formulas to Know in High School

All High School mathematics students are familiar with learning and memorizing new formulas. There are hundreds of formulas, postulates, and theorems that they are expected to understand and implement on homework, quizzes, and tests. But should students memorize all of …
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Grade versus Percentile: What’s the Difference?

Grade versus percentile can be very confusing, especially when you’re still asking “What is a percentile anyway?” That’s why we’ve made this short video explaining the difference between a score and a percentile. Making Grade Versus Percentile Less Confusing What …
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5 Tips to Avoid Cabin Fever This Winter

Winter feels so long, doesn’t it? Even though it is apparently about the same length as all of the other seasons, it just seems to drag on forever and ever. Maybe, it’s the cold. Maybe, it’s the dark, or the …
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How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?

In this time of constant technological advancement, it can be hard to know exactly how much screen time is too much when it comes to kids. On the one hand, we want them to be familiar with technology when it …
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How to Make the Most of Preparing for Tests Material

A Grade Ahead’s Preparing for Tests material is curriculum designed to help students study for their standardized tests. Most of our academies offer this material in February to guarantee that students have time to study before testing begins. And when …
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4 Math Topics Your Student Needs to Practice More

Mathematics is a subject that aligns well with the old saying “practice makes perfect.” It is different from other subjects in a sense because it requires patience, time, effort, and (you guessed it) practice.  Some topics in math are generally …
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3 Steps for a Positive Return From Winter Break

In my last blog about taking a fall walk, we reviewed how breaks can be productive and promote creativity. However, longer breaks, such as holiday breaks can be challenging if you don’t have a strategy for you and your child …
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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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