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What is Executive Functioning?

A Guide for Parents. Maybe a teacher has suggested that your child could benefit from better “executive function skills” or maybe you’ve heard other parents mention the term. “Executive functioning” has become an education buzzword - and for good reason. But, unless you’re a psychologist, you might be wondering what

How to do an Executive Function Reset This Summer

For parents and students alike, summer provides a much-needed break from the logistical gymnastics of the school year. Students with weaker execution function skills (like planning, organization, and time management), are often most in need of a reset by June. Now that the reset is here, don’t let it go

Motivation Matters: 3 Things Getting in Your Child’s Way

It’s December, which means there’s only one thing standing between your child and winter break: homework – and lot’s of it. Whether they have a big project due before break or a slew of final exams (or both), the big workload is a tough pill to swallow this time of

Does My Student Need an Executive Function Coach?

As an educational consultant, you are sought out by families who need your expertise in education transitions and rely on you to help their students achieve their goals. You help identify those goals, lay out a plan, set benchmarks, and meet regularly with the student. But sometimes, it's challenging to

Inside the Apple Inside Out: Jenna Gets Interviewed?!

Since this newsletter is all about transitions and navigating change, we thought it would be fun to make a big change here at “Inside the Apple” – the interviewer has become the interviewee! Global Director of Partnerships, Ginger Fay, spoke with Jenna Berk about her experience as an Executive Function

Summer Assignment Tips for Students with Executive Function Challenges

Summer assignments are a perfect storm for students who have executive function challenges. Summer work is, by nature, long-term work. The assignments get sent home in June when school is out and aren’t due until August or September. This months-long gap makes it hard for students to adequately plan their

Finals Are Here: Will Your Executive Function Skills Pass the Test?

April and May are crunch-time for high school and college students. Final papers, exams, APs and more are all coming up. As you buckle down to study, there’s one thing being tested that you won’t find in any of your course syllabi or study guides – your executive function skills.

Why is My Bright Student Struggling in School?

At Applerouth we’ve been getting one particular phone call over and over again from parents: my bright student is not keeping up in school. In many cases, the student did well before starting middle or high school but the increased academic demands at the higher grade levels have thrown them

Summer Assignment Survival Tips

This article is for fellow parents who despise summer homework as much as I do. Don’t get me wrong: I want my kids to read and keep their math skills sharp over the summer. But the reality is that these assignments are a perfect storm for students who need extra

Inside the Apple: Help Students Start the New School Year Supplied with New Skills

A new school year always means a new set of school supplies, but the new school year to come - for some students, the first time they will be back in a traditional classroom since the pandemic began - may require a new set of skills along with the usual

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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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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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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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