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How to Use a Planner… with Dysgraphia

March 12, 2019

I was recently asked by a tutor using SOAR, how to help a student who has dysgraphia use a planner. (Dysgraphia is an extreme difficulty with writing.) It’s such an important question, I wanted to share my response with you. Q: Do you have any suggestions for my student who has dysgraphia and has difficulty writing in…

How to Do Online Research & Verify Sources

March 12, 2019

Your students have more information available to them than ever before. The plus side is they can never say they can’t find information on a topic, or that the book was checked out from the library.  But, as you may know, it is very easy for students to find information that is unreliable. Lots of…

Why Is Simplicity So Complicated?

March 11, 2019

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci We are naturally programmed to over-complicate matters. It actually takes effort to recognize simple solutions. In fact, most of the time I spend with clients is on the importance of keeping study and organizational strategies simple. I could tell you hundreds of stories, but one stands out, in particular. A few…

Standardized Tests:
Two Proven Ways to Raise Test Scores

February 24, 2019

Research consistently confirms there are two critical ways to raise test scores on standardized tests: Build “cognitive flexibility” with metacognitive strategies.1 If students don’t have problem-solving strategies for learning content, well… they won’t learn it! Obviously. Teach the curriculum, not “to the test.” Teaching “to the test” –also known as “item teaching”– actually lowers test scores; it…

Educators: Planning For Implementation

February 7, 2019

“Where do I even begin?” I vividly remember my thoughts and feelings as a classroom teacher. Every time I began implementing a new curriculum program, I always wondered, “What’s the best way to do this?” Frankly, there never seemed to be simple answers. Now that I’m on the publication side of curriculum, I totally understand the dilemma;…

Special Help

February 7, 2019

Special Help Unique Learners: Same Great Study Skills Sometimes educators and parents encounter special circumstances when working with their students.  Whether it’s a formal diagnosis of ADHD or Autism, or just challenges with motivation, reading, writing, etc., SOAR can direct you to the solution.  Explore these great topics and more, below… How Do I Get…

What Is SOAR?

February 7, 2019

What Skills Does Your Student Need to Succeed in the Information Age? So much has changed from the days of a single textbook and a classroom teacher.  Today’s modern student is simply not equipped with the necessary skills to organize, process, manage, prioritize and learn from the massive amounts of information they encounter. That’s why…

Why SOAR Works?

February 6, 2019

Why Do These Skills Work? Quite simply, SOAR® Study Skills consistently delivers effective results for students, because the strategies are aligned to the human brain, built on 80/20 principles and are deliberately designed to be student-friendly. Strategies Aligned to the Brain Through her two decades of work with students and extensive research Susan developed a revolutionary…

Tribute to My Coach & Teacher

January 17, 2019

Happy New Year! ‘Tis the season for reflection and reevaluation. It’s the perfect season to share a story about a very special person in my life… “My Dear Rob” Several years ago, after Brian (my husband) left his teaching career to support SOAR full-time, we were really out of sync. Completely out of sync. After…

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January 10, 2019

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