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MOST RECENT: Report Cards Out: Time for Course Corrections?

Posted on 11/05/2021, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Report Cards Out: Time for Course Corrections?

First quarter report cards were just issued, bringing a burst of sunshine into some homes and casting a pall of gloom over others. If the skies are a bit cloudy at your house, here are some suggestions to improve the outlook for the next quarter.  

First, focus on the positive.

Note any good grades before you zero in on the C in geometry, and when you do, ask your son why he thinks he did…

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Expectations: Great Ones and Not So Great Ones

Posted on 09/07/2021, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Expectations: Great Ones and Not So Great Ones

High expectations are generally good, but beware these potential pitfalls.

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Zoom School: What’s Missing

Posted on 11/09/2020, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Zoom School: What’s Missing

When school is online, kids miss a lot.

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Covid Summer: How to Salvage It

Posted on 05/24/2020, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Covid Summer: How to Salvage It

With many activities cancelled, how can teens salvage the summer?

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Critical Questions for Virtual School

Posted on 05/01/2020, by Dr. Ellen Fithian

Critical Questions for Virtual School

What are the expectations and grading policies for online school?

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