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Executive Functioning in 2021: Looking Inward as We Aim to Exit the Tunnel

Whether you have already broken your well-intended resolutions or resolve each year to not set any resolutions, the new year can be a time for reflection on the past and the chance to take stock of our personal and professional lives. This year especially, we wonder what best practices we

How Do I Know If My Student is Really Learning?

Applerouth’s New Book + Webinar Series Are Designed to Help. Thanks to remote school, parents have learned just how hard it is to be an effective teacher. Most parents aren’t trained educators and it’s normal to ask - how can I ensure my kid is really learning? With researchers predicting

The Science & Art of Learning: New York Tri-State IECs & Jed Applerouth

Have you ever asked whether there was a better way to learn? Is there a faster way to learn? Is there a way to learn that would help the information stick around for a long time and be available when you needed it? Our Director of Instructional Design, Richard Vigneault,

Brown University Reinstates Admission Testing Requirement

Like MIT, Dartmouth and Yale, Brown has now joined the ranks of top-ranking universities who are following their institutional data and reinstating test requirements for admissions. Here's what that means for you.

Troubling Gender Gaps in Education

Female students, by and large, are outperforming males at every level of education. The data illustrating this overall phenomenon is quite compelling. Girls, as a group, tend to have higher grades, take more advanced classes, graduate high school at higher rates, and participate in higher education, both undergraduate and graduate

Habits, Willpower, and Regulating Our Environment

Our behaviors and mental states are influenced, even largely driven, by our environments. My colleague and friend Gary Glass, a clinical psychologist working for Emory University, asks that when evaluating the well-being of a student, we consider the “water,” not just the “fish,” for individual behaviors cannot be meaningfully evaluated

Sensory Overload? Learning What Your Kid Needs to Succeed

Know Thyself. And build a life that integrates that knowledge of self. When I work as an executive function coach, it’s important that I help students increase their awareness of how they operate, how they think, and what they need to be successful. Self-awareness is one of the keys to

College Consulting Collaborative

At the College Consulting Collaborative, we believe every student with learning differences deserves the highest quality assistance to become college-ready and find the "best fit" college. We work exclusively with students with learning challenges--ADHD, specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and students on the autism spectrum. We use a strengths-based

University of California System Considers Going Test-Optional

In a recent Board of Regents meeting, UC President Janet Napolitano announced that the United States’ largest university system may drop its SAT/ACT requirement for admission. This development comes amid a growing test-optional movement among American colleges and universities. Last year, the UC Senate launched a study to test the

Childhood reflections: What parents can do to foster a lifetime love of learning

An old friend recently confided in me about his anxieties over whether he was doing enough to prepare his 5-year old son for the future, particularly in the academic realm. He witnessed other parents who had their children doing educational activities like flashcards and learning apps. My friend, wary of

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SAT vs ACT

These two college admissions tests have a lot of unique facets. Each will give your student a different testing experience, so it's important to choose carefully. This guide can help.

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November 2023

AP Guide

AP courses can be intimidating. We get it. We're here to shine a light and show students there's no monster--and empower you to check for yourself next time.

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November 2023

EF Tips

Executive functioning is a core set of skills that can determine someone's big picture success. If things feel tough, let's hack EF together.

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