5 Simple Habits to Ease Your Student’s Report Card Panic

By Zena Smith You speak from experience when you tell your students to put away the procrastination, be proactive, and plan ahead. But try as you may, they often take your good advice with a grain of salt, coasting through the early parts of the grading period—at least until they’re met with report card panic. […]

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Studying for Finals: The Dos and Don’ts

by Zena Smith For high school freshmen, the first week of a new school might be the most terrifying one of the year. For everyone else, that title probably goes to exams week. Final exams have all sorts of implications for different students. A strong performance might be the difference between passing or failing a […]

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High School Students Reap What They Sow with AP Coursework

by Zena Smith Among the many college prep options for high school students, the advanced placement track is—and has been for some time—the gold standard. AP coursework allows college bound students the chance to: practice the skills and habits they’ll need at the next academic level earn college credit in advance Yet as the number […]

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Make It a Habit: 3 Tips for Studying Math

by Zena Smith If it seems like math tests these days are harder than they used to be, that’s probably because they are. In a recent national survey, 86% of responding math teachers said they believe the newly adopted common core standards are more rigorous than prior standards. But a more difficult curriculum doesn’t need […]

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