10 Tips to Help You Ace Exams

By the time students complete undergraduate studies they will have written over 70 exams! Studying for exams is a daunting process and can bring about much stress and anxiety. That’s why we’ll be discussing 10 study tips that have helped us successfully tackle exam seasons and ace our finals! Create a study schedule and pace…

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What am I Reading?! Comprehension Tips for Moms, Teachers and Students

Whether you’re a parent who’s teaching their child how to read, a teacher searching for instructional strategies, or a student desiring to improve their reading, we can look to the tried and trusted CAFE Literacy approach to strengthen reading comprehension. The CAFE Literacy system breaks reading into the strands of Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanded…

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What is a Growth Mindset?

Although many educators and parents search for the best practices on curriculum (what is taught) and pedagogy (how something is taught) to grow student achievement, the solution might actually have more to do with non-cognitive or motivation factors. This leads us to question how can we better motivate our students and children. Academic Tenacity has…

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5 Habits that Prepared Me for Law School

Thinking about law school but don’t know if you’ve got what it takes? Our guest contributor Paulina discusses five habits she believes will help prepare prospective law students. Paulina emphasizes that good grades are only one component towards getting into law school, and that it’s important to also focus other aspects such as extra curricular…

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Five Study Tips from a PhD Student

With exams right around the corner this can be a stressful time of the year for many students (and parents)! To ease your anxiety, we’ve asked PhD student Yeji An to share her top five study tips! 1. Study regularly in short intervals. In a study done by UCLA research found that cramming was scientifically…

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18 Activities to do With Your Family in Toronto

As December approaches, anticipation for the holidays grows! One of the many holiday joys includes spending quality time with family and friends. Though we love to spend time with our children, we know that having them home for extended periods of time can result in a bored, mischievous and sometimes whiney mess. That’s why we’ve…

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