Tag: education

5 Reasons Children Should Get Lost in Books This Summer

Keeping your child’s mind active throughout the hot summer months requires a bit of imagination and encouragement. The easiest way to keep your child engaged throughout the summer is to make sure that they are reading – a lot. 

Reading is one of the most apparent indicators of a child’s academic, intellectual, social, and emotional strength. Here are GAMECHANGER’s 5 reasons that children should spend time reading this summer.

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The WRITE Time: 5 Techniques for Writing Powerful Common App Essays

In one sentence, the common application essay can be described as a small moment that encompasses a student’s whole life story. Even this description can seem overwhelming. For many rising high school seniors who are contemplating submitting their college applications, the most overwhelming process is writing their common application essay.

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Pursuing Passions: 3 Ways Chess Changed My Life

Guest post by Evan Rabin of Premier Chess.

As you progress through high school, you develop your interests and figure out how you want to spend your time. For me, chess became a passion, and I became extremely involved in the competitive chess community. As a result, chess was a big part of my story when I applied to college.

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Staying Patient with Teens: 5 Game-Changing Suggestions for Parents

As a parent, we can think of patience as the ability to deal with difficult situations or problems in a calm and rational manner. Feelings may still be a part of the thought processes and the discussion at hand, but they’re able to be brought to the table in a level-headed manner. Staying patient with teens also involves a level of compassion and love for self. 

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5 Ways to Help Your High School Senior Get Ready for College

Going off to college is a right of passage for approximately 62 percent of high school seniors. But not every high school senior is ready for college. And this often leads to havoc once these students arrive on campus and become immersed in life away from home. So, before your student leaves for college, it is essential for them to know how to manage their time, learn from mistakes, and perform not-so-basic basic tasks like doing laundry and calling in a prescription for medicine.

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History Shouldn’t be a Mystery: 5 Impactful Lessons of Studying History

How many times has your child asked when they would ever use something they learn in school? “Why do I need to learn trigonometry? What are Robert Frost poems going to mean to me in four years?” Well, you can easily tell your children that learning, processing, and evaluating historical facts will help them to better understand the world, to become more responsible contributors to their communities, and to become impactful professionals in our global world. Learning and understanding historical facts teaches children many different but essential lessons.

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5 Ways to Inspire Curiosity in Students

Curiosity prepares students’ brains for learning. When students are curious, their brains are more engaged in learning and they can retain more information. Curious students are more motivated to learn and more tuned into what they are studying. Yet, many students express that they are not curious about what they are learning in school these days. In fact, students these days are often so overwhelmed by their workload that they are just trying to get through everything that is on their plates. 

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5 Strategies to Help Students Succeed on AP Exams

In today’s ultra-competitive college admissions landscape, many students rely on AP, advanced placement, courses to show colleges and universities that they are “college ready.” While students are learning the curriculum for an AP Exam throughout the school year, it is important to invest a considerable amount of time studying for this test which encompasses approximately eight months’ worth of curriculum. Here are 5 strategies to help students succeed on AP Exams.

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5 Positive Suggestions for Managing Physical and Mental Stress

Children need the tools to maintain their emotional and physical well-being as they face new challenges. Understanding and managing physical and mental stress is essential to responding to the challenges and stresses children face as they grow up. GAMECHANGER Tutoring Connection is honored to team with Diana, owner of MaxPact Health. Diana teaches busy parents the most effective fitness and nutritional practices to support mental clarity, resilience, and positive sleep and nutritional habits.

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5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Learning

This Valentine’s week, GAMECHANGER Tutoring Connection wants you to fall in love…with learning. Students who love to learn tend to engage in classroom discussions, dive into their schoolwork, and thrive from positive feedback from peers, teachers, and parents. Students who fall in love with learning find wonder in most tasks and challenges. And, students who fall in love with learning develop a commitment to lifelong learning and live happier, more fulfilling lives. 

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