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What to do if Your Child’s High School GPA is Too Low for College

Some high school students are simply late bloomers.  Some lack the maturity to tailor daily work habits to align with long-term goals, others may have struggled socially, struggled with a subject or had a difficult time transitioning into the new high school environment.  As confidence builds these […]

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What to Do if Your Child Has Missed Too Much School

Research shows illness, both physical and mental, is a top reason why students miss school. Research also shows that students who missed more than 18 days of school were two times more likely to fail the required English standardized tests.  Eighteen missed days works out to approximately […]

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Make Poetry Fun for You and Your Child

April is National Poetry month and hopefully your children have been engaged in multi-sensory poetry related activities at school to help the genre come alive.  If you cringe at the thought of reveling in poetry, take breath and realize that your exposure to poetry may not have […]

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Re-Thinking Remedial Summer School

The 1987 movie Summer School typifies our view of remedial summer school.  Students cooped up in a classroom trying to re-take the credit courses they failed during the school year. Shift to 2015 and actual summer school, while more professional than the movie portrayal, strays very little […]

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Why Every Child Deserves a Designer Education

A student’s school years are too critical to risk sacrificing their spirit and love for learning.  If something isn’t working, it must be changed. Several years ago as I was writing the introduction for our first website, I found myself using the term “designer education” to describe what Brock’s Academy does […]

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4 Fun Pi Day Activities for Children with Dyscalculia

Pi Day has always been fun for math lovers.  But what if your child has dyscalculia?  Is it even reasonable to expect them to get excited about a number, even if it’s pi? The answer is yes, if you celebrate Pi Day in a way that suits […]

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At a Crossroads? Trust Your Parental Intuition!

Many of us just received report cards and progress reports informing us of our children’s performance in school. How did you feel about them? How did your child react to the results? If the grades and remarks were less than favorable, now may be a good time […]

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Five Steps to Selecting an Alternative School

Your child has more private and public alternative school options than ever before.  An alternative school has a custom learning environment unencumbered by the traditional classroom model.  Alternative schools may be publicly funded charter school or private schools.  They range in size from large K-12 schools to […]

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New Year’s Eve Vision Board Party

A few years ago I decided to change how I spent New Year’s Eve. Rather than going out, I decided to bring my focus in on my children, on my family, and on myself. So began a new tradition in our home: The Vision Board. Each of […]

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5 Easy Ways to Keep Kids School-Sharp Over Holiday Break!

Students and parents look forward to enjoying some downtime during the long holiday break. However, along with this opportunity to relax, comes a disruption in academic routine. For some children the lack of a school routine over the holiday break makes it difficult to get back in […]

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