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Fun Everyday Ways To Keep Learning Through Summer (Elementary Ages)

  Without the structure of school hours, it is often difficult to keep our children’s minds challenged during the summer. Here are some easy tips for guiding your child to engage and think during your daily routine.  1. Have your child calculate the miles per gallon...

Why Hire An Educational Consultant?

Educational consultants help parents and students with educational planning. They refer options for colleges, universities, high schools and programs for special needs. They help match a student’s strengths and career dreams with the right school or program....

Test Taking Tricks

Doing homework and studying is obviously important for making a good grade on an exam. Taking exams is important for teachers to gauge progress and determine grades. The first criteria for exam success is to stay current with homework, assignments and lectures....

Books With Meaning For All Grades

Good books to help guide our children are always treasures. Fairy tales to reimagine. Coming-of-age stories to ponder. Curiosity of others to contemplate. Historical fiction for culture. Diverse characters and universal themes will resonate with all children at all...

President’s Day Fun Facts

The story of Presidents’ Day begins in the year of 1800 following President George Washington’s death in 1799. His February 22nd birthday became a perennial day of remembrance. It has now developed into a celebration for all of our Presidents and officially...

Brain Games for Christmas

While shopping for your big and little loves ones this year, why not give the life-lasting gift of cognitive skills?  I am a big fan of games. Games bring family and friends together, uses our minds, generates healthy competition, and gets everyone off of technology...

Impactful Educational Leaders You Might Not Know About

When thinking of leaders that have represented education, several common names come to mind - Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai. There are other leaders that might not have been so media associated, but have still made a large impact. I memorialize...

Common Core 101 – What Does It Mean For Our Children?

 If you have a child in school, you have more than likely heard about one of the biggest education reforms in history, and now in force; Common Core. Seven years in the making, as of this month, it is in full force. With hours of research and reaching out to...

The Argument For Year Round School

Back to school and the end of summer. Back to having six hours of uninterrupted time in your day. Some parents seem to be happy, some sad. Factors such as work, vacation ability, the dynamics of your family and the ages or your children enter into your level of...

A Few Writing Tricks, In The Words Of A Professional

 I asked one of our writing tutors if he knew any tricks that he could share, something that possibly a student doesn’t hear at school. And this is what Eli said: In writing there is no formula mastered or diagram memorized that will lead you to the correct answer....

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