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Happy Halloween, readers!  October is almost over and exams are right around the corner.  Are you ready? It may seem too early to start cracking the books and studying for your final exams.  After all, you are probably 4 – 6 weeks away.  So, why start now? Because research has shown time and again that cramming is NOT an effective way to study.  And …

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4 Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activites

  Sports. Marching Band. Performing Arts. Yearbook. Chess Club. Key Club. Robotics. You’ve heard it from your parents, your school, and even your friends — get involved. Try an extra-curricular activity. No doubt you’ve seen the banners trying to recruit you to tryout for the swim team or audition for the improv comedy troupe. You may think that participating in …

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Effective Studying Techniques | History

Today we are wrapping up our series on Effective Studying Techniques. As we have said throughout the series, cramming is not an effective way to study.  Many students procrastinate and wait until the last minute to study, believing that reviewing right before the exam will help them retain knowledge.  Rather than helping, the last minute cramming actually causes more stress and anxiety, …

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Effective Studying Techniques | Foreign Languages

Today we continue our series on Effective Studying Techniques.  Studies have proven that cramming is not an effective way to study.  Students may be taught what to study, but are rarely taught how to study.  It is my personal belief that if we educate our students in the proper way to prepare for class, they will spend less time cramming at the last …

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Effective Studying Techniques | Science

We hope you have been enjoying our series on Effective Studying Techniques.  It is my personal belief that if we educate our students in the proper way to prepare for class, they will spend less time cramming at the last minute.  After all, cramming is not an effective way to study. As you are reading this series, remember that the best practice …

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Effective Studying Techniques | Math

Today we continue our series on “Effective Studying Techniques”.  Despite all of the evidence to the contrary, students still wait until the last minute to cram for their exams, thinking that this is the best way to study.  Well, it’s not.  Cramming can lead to sleeplessness, irritability, and confusion. The best way to study for any class is to spread …

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Halloween Safety Tips from the Red Cross

North Coast Education Services would like to wish you and your family a very safe and Happy Halloween!  Here are some Halloween safety tips from the Red Cross to ensure you have an enjoyable time:  

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Wrangle Your Morning Routine!

Some people are just born morning people.  (I never was…ask anyone!)  Others need a little bit of help to get going in the morning.  Especially kids. For most parents, getting the family ready in the morning can seem like a never-ending battle.  It can be even harder if you have a special needs child in the home.  It seems like …

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Back to School Tips — #4

When students are young, homework can be a joyful experience.  I still recall bringing home “color by number” sheets in kindergarten and rushing to get them done! But as students get older, homework can be seen as nothing but a chore.  It can be seen as a boring, time consuming process.  And if they cannot find the supplies they need, …

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