How to Create a Productive Study Space for Your Child

Want to help your child succeed in school? Create a productive study space at home. Your study space should be stocked with supplies and set up thoughtfully to promote learning and critical thinking.

Did you know that studying is different from homework?

Often, these two ideas end up intertwined, when they’re actually very different. Homework is an extension of classwork, often due within a set time. It’s assigned by the instructor and once finished it is turned in.

Studying, on the other hand, occurs when students review specific skills and concepts that they will be tested on. While homework is an exercise in practicing these skills, studying is the act of reviewing them. Studying often isn’t attached to a specific assignment (though it can be). Continue reading “How to Create a Productive Study Space for Your Child”

Test Prep Blog Post: Don’t Get a D in Test Prep: Easy Tips to Avoid Low Test Scores

How can you raise your child’s test scores? It goes beyond academic training. Learn how to avoid 5 environmental factors that could lead to lower test scores.

Education isn’t all about test scores, but they do matter. Great test scores can set your child up for accelerated classes, enrichment opportunities, and college admissions. While poor test scores can be counteracted by other factors, it’s an uphill climb.

There are a number of factors that can negatively influence your child’s test scores–some of which we have more control over than others. Here are 5 Ds that can drop your child’s test scores: Continue reading “Test Prep Blog Post: Don’t Get a D in Test Prep: Easy Tips to Avoid Low Test Scores”