Importance of Organization for Students

After working diligently on a project, you don’t want to get a failing grade because you couldn’t find your work when it was due because you were disorganized. Not only does organization keep you on track so that you can earn the grades you deserve, it prepares you for the working world, where organizational skills are a requirement in many jobs. If you start practicing effective organizational skills early in middle or high school, you’ll do much better in college and be fully prepared for a successful career. Keep Up In school, information comes at you at increasingly faster speeds.

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Six Steps to Smarter Studying

How did you learn how to ride your bike? Someone probably gave you a few lessons and then you practiced a lot. You can learn how to study in much the same way. No one is born knowing how to study. You need to learn a few study skills and then practice them. 1. Pay Attention: Good Studying Starts in Class Here’s a riddle for you: Did you know that before you even begin studying, you’ve already started? Huh? Here’s what we mean. When you pay attention in class and take good notes, you are starting the process of learning

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Fun Things to Do With Kids in Winter

Got cabin fever? You’re not alone. Being stuck indoors all winter will make anyone antsy. Instead of going stir crazy, try these fun things to do with kids in winter. From unique craft projects to fun in the snow, your entire family will grow closer as you make it through the colder months together. Arts and Crafts  Make paper snowflakes and hang them up in unexpected places around your home. Make a pine cone bird feeder using peanut butter and birdseed. Then hang it outside a window where you’ll get to see the birds enjoy the treat each day. Draw

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The Importance of Creative Writing for Kids

Everyday kids experience events that are new to them. They learn new words, which helps build their vocabulary. In doing so, these new experiences help them to develop a creative and curious mind. These new experiences could be the beginning of ideas which the child could develop into stories or creative writing.  By encouraging them to write from a young age, numerous benefits can be seen. Writing can help develop numerous physical skills. Not only does it help to improve hand-eye coordination, but it also strengthens muscles that can be used for everyday tasks. By holding the pen or pencil

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8 Benefits of learning a second language

Boosts brain power Some of the cognitive advantages of learning a second language may have to do with the fact that the brain of bilingual and multilingual children develops more densely, as found by researchers analyzing the brain densities of bilingual people. In a study conducted using brain imaging, Andrea Mechelli of London’s Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience and her colleagues found that bilingual speakers had denser gray matter compared to monolingual study participants. Better problem-solving and other cognitive abilities Children that speak more than one language learn to negotiate meaning as a crucial part of communicating in more than

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3 Tips for Talking – and Listening – to Your Anxious Teen

3 Tips for Talking – and Listening – to Your Anxious Teen The teenage years are a time of gaining independence and self-discovery. Teenagers are searching for their place at home, at school and in the world at large; learning about romantic and platonic relationships, about time management and about who they want to be. With all this exploration and growth, parents may find it hard to communicate with teens about anything, let alone difficult subjects. So, what happens when your anxious teen needs support but won’t communicate with you? Developmentally, it is normal for teens to want to fit

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