About 15-20% of students have learning challenges of one form or another. Of these students, about 50% are classified by the Department of Education as “learning disabled.” What none of the data show, however, is that students diagnosed with learning challenges are often of above-average intelligence and have usually found creative and sophisticated ways to help.. read more →

21 Jan 2015
January 21, 2015

Building Critical-Thinking Skills at Home

A child’s first classroom is the home, where early learning experiences are shaped by curiosity. This curiosity is expressed in such ways as observing, exploring, listening, and modeling the behavior of others. Parents can build upon their children’s natural desire to learn essential thinking skills in fun-filled and creative ways. Critical-thinking skills are fundamental to.. read more →

15 Nov 2014
November 15, 2014

Study Skills: What the Research Says

Numerous studies have been conducted recently about which study skills and habits are the most effective. Many of the results show that many commonly-held beliefs aren’t necessarily the most successful. We’ve sorted through the research and compiled a list of some of the most relevant findings. 1:   Alternate Study Locations Rather than choosing one.. read more →