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Does Over-scheduling Hinder Executive Function Skills Development?

As an Executive Function coach, my goal is to help students develop skills they can use throughout their lives to reach their goals. Some examples of these skills include the ability to plan their time, regulate and control emotions, prioritize/organize, set short and long-term goals, start tasks, and develop their working memory. Strong EF skills … more »

Poor History Grade? Consider a New Reading Approach

There are plenty of reasons kids might get poor grades in history classes in middle and high school. Some students are simply not interested in the subject and neglect to do the work.  Others lack the background knowledge needed to make sense of the new information they’re expected to learn.  For instance, it would be … more »

The Making of a Reading Habit

Why is it that some of us are voracious readers, often ignoring responsibilities in the pursuit of the story and imaginary worlds, while others are utterly avoidant of words in print and picking up a book? On the surface, the answer seems simple: Good readers read, and bad readers don’t. But, if you lived into … more »

How College Admissions Decisions Are Made: Making a Case for Case Studies

This time of year, college admissions decisions are being released to seniors, which give them final notice of an acceptance, denial, or wait list. It’s an exciting time for most to see where they may attend in the fall, yet full of surprises. Some decisions are expected while others come as a shock. It is … more »

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