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How to help your child deal with stress this exam season

by Dr van Zwanenberg

Exam season can be one of the most stressful times in your child's life, where the pressure they experience impacts the way they think, feel and behave.

It is important to know that feeling some stress is normal and causes our 'fight or flight' response to kick in, which can help your child to perf...

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What to do Following a Low Final Exam Grade

by Grace Dickins

Final exams typically make up a large portion of your final grade, so there is a certain pressure to get them right. If you've scored a low final exam grade, it's really time for some self-evaluation as to why you scored low.

Did You Give it Your Best?

To answer this question, you're really going ...

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4 Strategies to Get to Know Your Students as a TA

by Grace Dickins

Starting out in your first semester as a TA can be overwhelming, but, as with most new experiences, things do become easier and more comfortable as time goes by. Being properly prepared to teach is a good start, but getting to know your students well and building a good rapport with them can make a ...

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3 Uses for Learning with Podcasts

by Grace Dickins

Podcasts have established themselves as an entertainment resource: you can follow your favorite comedians or talk shows, or find a recording on a niche interest. What is less widespread, but quickly gaining traction, is the use of podcasts for education.

Podcasts are a great supplement to classroom...

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Tips to Try for Improved Focus

by Grace Dickins

All students need to know how to get "in the zone," how to achieve that state of intense concentration that we call focus. Distractions evaporate and your favorite pastimes are easily ignored when you're focused on one task. Successful focus is achieved by the right and left brain working together w...

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