Learning Lab Blog

July 22, 2022

Why You Should Embrace Praising Effort Over Performance

Effort is often overlooked in favor of performance. The problem is that praising children for their intelligence often focuses on outcomes instead of processes or behaviors. Ultimately, this can.

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May 31, 2022

5 Ways to Prevent Homework Battles with Your Child

There are so many things we want to do as parents: spending quality time with our kids, getting them ready for school and daycare/after-school activities, making sure they eat.

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May 31, 2022

Mastering Homework with Executive Functioning Skills

Homework is a significant part of school life, but not all students feel confident doing their homework independently. At The Learning Lab, we help students build their confidence by.

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April 28, 2022

How to Prepare For a Confident 2022/2023 School Year

The average student loses between 17 to 34 percent of the prior year’s learning gains during the summer break. Students who lose ground during summer are more likely to.

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April 28, 2022

The Neuroscience Behind Motivation & The Importance of Maintaining Academic Momentum

Motivation is the key to success for most young students. Achieving goals and learning requires plenty of motivation, especially for students with difficulties in reading, writing, and math. While.

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March 9, 2022

The Summer Slide Meets the COVID Slide

As more states reopen their school systems to the possibility of live, interactive classrooms, with or without masks and social distancing, educators are beginning to find out precisely what.

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March 9, 2022

Why Summer is a Crucial Time for Students

One character from Greek mythology who shows up frequently as a symbolic meme is Sisyphus. He was condemned by Zeus to spend eternity rolling a massive rock up a.

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February 18, 2022

Understanding Executive Functioning and Learning Differences

The human brain is the most complex natural organ yet discovered, so much so that it takes some high-level organization and specialized operations to run it. Our brains conduct.

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February 18, 2022

The Science of Reading: Structured Literacy vs. Balanced Literacy

It is estimated that dyslexia impacts about 20% of the general population. It begins with children, and if it is not identified and remedial steps have not begun by.

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January 27, 2022

The Wait-And-See Approach to Learning and Why It Never Works

Why the wait-and-see approach fails struggling readers and other children with learning differences  Key takeaways: A wait-and-see approach to learning can set up a child for a lifetime of.

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