Executive Moms Lean into Scholastic Support

Executive moms manage a daily storm of expectation in an increasingly disrupted world. In the workplace, they often advise clients, coach direct reports, and drive bottom lines. At home, they may coordinate carpools, plan meals, and manage the myriad of activities required to support growing families. Many “E-Moms” struggle to walk the ‘tightrope of demand’…

 
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Operation “Dream School” – Ten Steps To Getting In

As a high school student, it may be easy to get swept up in the riptide that is your high school career.  There are so many things on your plate that it becomes difficult to keep sight of preparing to go to college, let alone following the steps to creating the life you want.  Students…

 
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When Should I Take the ACT OR SAT?

Have you ever wondered, “When should I take the ACT or SAT?” Is there an ideal time to take these tests? How about prep courses? It is difficult for students to decide which of 7 annual SAT or ACT tests they should prepare to take.  The answer is not simple; there are many factors that…

 
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Power of Positivity and ACT Success

Student attitude and involvement in the college prep process has a major impact on their success. If a student is physically present, but mentally or emotionally absent, they may not see any progression in their test score results. Likewise, a negative attitude can be a real nail in the coffin for college prep success. Therefore, students taking the ACT…

 
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Questions for Kids to Create Meaningful Conversations

Many parents struggle to get their kids to open up. We’d like to stay informed with the events in our children’s lives, but that becomes impossible when they refuse to talk to us. So what are the right questions for kids to open up and communicate with you? When and how should you ask them?…

 
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Intrinsic Motivation: Growth Mindset Pt. II

Previously, we spoke about achieving a growth mindset, or the belief that intelligence, talent, and ability are qualities we can develop with work, focus, and time. People with a growth mindset are more resilient and more successful than their fixed-mindset counterparts. This week, we are building on some of those concepts by discussing the value of…

 
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Growth Mindset: The Basics

Shaping Your Mindset to Create Success   I often find myself explaining to a young generation that “back in my day,” people used to fail. Can you imagine that? In a world chock-full of participation trophies, self-esteem management, and protectionist parenting, the word “failure” is a dirty word. We are a success-crazed society. But if…

 
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SAT Math Subject Test

So you’ve taken the SAT. You’ve gotten a decent score, and you think you’re done with standardized testing forever. Congratulations! You are like most students your age. However, if you’re looking for a bit of an edge on your applications, and you’re an excellent math student, you might want to consider the SAT Math Subject…

 
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College Admission Essay: 6 Ways to Stand Out

Your essay can make or break your college application. In fact, a stellar college admission essay can make up for a lower GPA or a mediocre standardized test score. But even if the rest of your application looks amazing, don’t slack on your essay! Your essay tells the story of you, so make sure it’s…

 
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Metacognition for Middle Schoolers

Thinking is an activity that we tend to take for granted. Most of us do it without… well, thinking about it. But metacognition — the awareness of one’s own thought process — has benefits for everyone, especially school-aged children. In fact, helping students to develop metacognitive skills can have tremendous effects, within and outside the classroom. The trick…

 
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