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November, 2012: Metromode

November 1, 2012

Susan Kruger was featured in this article in Metromode. SOAR® Learning is growing in some key areas, boosting its bottom line, adding to its staff and expanding into new markets. The Lake Orion-based education firm helps students streamline their study habits and learn more effectively. It has expanded into the markets that help parents with…

Six Steps to Conquer the Chaos: How to Organize and Motivate Students for Success!

October 30, 2012

Over the years, I’ve had hundreds, if not thousands, of conversations with parents and educators. Two specific questions consistently emerge as the most significant points of pain and frustration… “How do I motivate my child (or students)?” –and– “How can I help my child get organized?” I have found myself repeating the same answers so…

New to Middle School… and Totally Overwhelmed!

October 16, 2012

Last Friday evening, I sat in the waiting room of a local gym, watching my daughter’s gymnastics class through the viewing window.  Another mom was seated next to me, watching her son’s class, bouncing a baby on her lap, and cradling a cell phone in her neck as she talked to someone at work. I…

Why Good Grades Are NOT the Key to Success

October 8, 2012

We all have this notion that if our students and children do “well” in school, they will do “well” in life. Well…that’s simply not true. Research from the Stanford Research Institute and Carnegie Mellon Foundation confirm that “good grades” are only 25% of the “success equation.” The other 75% of this formula is almost completely…

October, 2012: HowToLearn.com

October 1, 2012

Susan Kruger was featured in this audio segment by HowToLearn.com. Audio: Six Steps to Conquer the Chaos: How to Organize and Motivate Students for Success! Listen Now: Click Here to Listen Download to Your Computer or Mobile Device: Click Here to Download   EB 071317

Response to Opting-Out of Homework

October 1, 2012

Last week, I passed along a blog post by Heather Shumaker, a mom who has chosen to opt her children out of homework until age 11. In response, I received a thoughtful letter from a well-respected colleague. Martin Kirkwood is the director of guidance and college counseling for St. Theodore Guerin High School near Indianapolis,…

Shifting Out of Low-Gear Learning

October 1, 2012

“My son doesn’t remember what he reads in a textbook.” “My daughter doesn’t pay attention well in class.” “She doesn’t take good notes.” “He doesn’t know how to study for tests.” All of these situations are problems with learning…learning in a conventional school setting, at least. Most students find each of these tasks boring and…

Can You “Opt Out” of Homework?

September 24, 2012

We get a lot of phone calls from parents of elementary students, complaining about the volume of homework their child gets from school. We specialize in study skills and homework management, so it’s natural that parents would call us. We can help parents of these youngsters facilitate more peaceful homework sessions. We can also help…

A Secret Ingredient to Peaceful, Happy Mornings!

September 18, 2012

Being Convinced of What We “Know” I always knew that exercise was good for my brain, the same way I knew that flossing was good for my teeth. But it wasn’t until I was 33 and saw an x-ray of my teeth that I saw exactly why my dentist kept nagging me about flossing; all…

When A Student Is Not “Working to His Potential”

September 11, 2012

If you ever hear a teacher say these words about your child: “He’s just not working to his to potential!” OR “She just needs to try harder.” …something is very wrong! (Obviously, if you are a teacher and feel inclined to say these words…keep reading.) I have come to learn that these words are major…

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