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Set Goals!

Posted on: January 16th, 2017 by

Let us help you set goals! Ever wondered what makes a good goal? Have you tried setting goals but just stared at the blank page instead? Ever set goals but not follow through with them? We have all experienced these issues. As a result, we have created a form to help you overcome these goal-setting challenges.…

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How to Sharpen Mental Focus and Reduce Sickness

Posted on: October 14th, 2016 by

Magazines scream at us to eat healthy and exercise and celebrities want us to try their 7-minute exercise videos that reduce stress and keep us fit. We are bombarded with messages to exercise because it does more than make you “bathing suit ready,” it plays a vitally important role in helping us concentrate, focus, think…

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What Motivates You?

Posted on: October 14th, 2016 by

Motivation is Key! You respond and tackle challenges based on what motivates you. Intrinsic motivators are personal or internal things that motivate you; these hold lasting results. On the contrary, external motivators are things outside of you, which can sometimes help you get the job quickly, but are short term motivators! This fall, as we look…

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The State of Your Bed is the State of Your Head

Posted on: October 14th, 2016 by

Making your bed might be the world’s easiest success habit, according to the Huffington Post. The simple, mundane task of pulling up your sheets, tucking in the corners, and centering your pillow may seem like a silly waste of time, especially when you’re hard pressed for time getting ready for school. However, this is one…

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Combating Teen Anxiety

Posted on: April 13th, 2016 by

Combating Teen Anxiety By: Tori O’Brien With more pressure than ever to perform and social media making every move public, students’ anxiety levels have risen significantly over the last decade. Studies show that up to 10% of kindergarten-aged children suffer from an anxiety disorder. This rate that jumps to more than 15% for high school…

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Warning: “Unsubscribe” can make spam worse

Posted on: April 13th, 2016 by

Be a Tech Savvy Mom – Don’t Hit Unsubscribe Has your inbox suddenly been taken over by spam or emails talking about Russian Brides or other X-rated topics? It might be due to hitting that Unsubscribe button! “What?!, but I’m just being logical and following the suggested instructions!” Yes, but those tricky spammers have pulled you…

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Beware Ransomware

Posted on: April 13th, 2016 by

Beware Ransomware by Tori O’Brien Ransomware is on the rise and can be a big damper on your or your family pictures and your students work (definitely not something we want happening around finals time). It’s hard to believe, but hackers encrypt these files for money! Here are some suggestions how to avoid it and what to…

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Teaching Students How to Learn From Failure

Posted on: April 13th, 2016 by

Teaching Students How to Learn From Failure By Cynthia O’Brien Can students really learn from failure? It’s that time of year again — the awards assembly. As I sit at my desk recounting the achievements of my students and filling out certificates, it dawns on me that I have some students who won’t be receiving…

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Dig Deep and Win the 4th Quarter

Posted on: April 13th, 2016 by

Dig Deep and Win the 4th Quarter By Joe Cook and Jennifer Price On October 15, 2012, the Denver Broncos played the San Diego Chargers in a division rivalry game that made history. The first half did not go well for the Broncos. They entered the locker room at halftime down 24 to 0. There…

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Online Tutoring – Pros and Cons

Posted on: February 6th, 2016 by

Online Tutoring – Pros and Cons By: Tori O’Brien The latest trend in academia seems to be online tutoring. With new interactive platforms like Skype, Google Hangouts, online whiteboards, Google Docs, etc. connecting with students via the Internet is easy and convenient. But, is online tutoring worth it? Can it be as good as in person…

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