Tag: Organization

The College Admissions Process: A Journey of Self-Discovery in 6 (Not So Simple) Steps

The college process incorporates more than one year of high school. It is a holistic process that starts during a student’s freshman year of high school, as students pick their classes, start to join clubs and sports, and immerse themselves in extracurricular activities and part-time jobs. 

And while the college process might be stressful, anxiety-producing…you get the point, it is also a huge learning opportunity for students. It is a process of self-discovery and a process of skill-building.

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The Sunday Scaries: 6 Ways to Stop Children from Procrastinating

Every Sunday night, after a full day of sports, birthday parties, multiple meals and snacks, when you’re ready to leave the kitchen and head to the couch to watch t.v. or read a book, after you’ve told your children to pack up for school…three times, your children hit you with it. Your 3rd grader has a project due on Monday…and they didn’t start it. Your 8th grader has to read 50 pages of Lord of the Flies and annotate so that he/she/they can present to the class the next day. Your 10th grader has a chemistry test first period on Monday morning, and he/she/they hasn’t studied. How can you avoid the Sunday Scaries?

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6 Ways for Students to Overcome Stress and Anxiety

No matter how hard we try, stress is part of everyday life. Stress can manifest itself in many different ways, like when your elementary school student says that he or she is sick and does not want to go to school or when your high school student can’t focus on his or her schoolwork or struggles to sleep at night. Anxiety is often caused by increased social and academic expectations, overscheduling, less downtime and family together-time, as well as internal expectations that each student sets for him or herself. 

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6 Ways to Strengthen the Memory Muscle

Like every other muscle in the human body, the brain needs regular exercise. While sharpening the memory is a complex process that requires practice, attention, a willingness to isolate from distractions, and drastically altering normal study routines, there are numerous strategies that can help maximize memory skills.

To improve memory, enhance the ability to recall information, and increase the retention of information, try the following 7 exercises.

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