Category Archives: Recipe for Academic Success

Is a High School Diploma Still “Good Enough?”

Previous Generations and High School Only. Although Canadian high-school graduates do well financially, recent graduates who enter the labour force directly are not faring as well. In previous generations, a high-school diploma was adequate for most jobs, including many well-paid jobs. The growing complexity of work in the global knowledge economy and the rising rates…
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Good Study Habits

Habit Creation Starts Early Good study habits begin early and need constant reinforcement.  When looking at Executive Functioning our team talks to young people about how they plan their work, where they do their work, and who reinforces this for them. Both the home and school environment are critical to establishing good habits in this…
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Career Brainstorming

When does it begin? It can start at any age.  A wonderful consistant and sometimes old fashioned idea is to keep a journal. A written journal is a wonderful way of capturing ideas that intrigue.  The term written journal is figurative and could mean a hand written notepad, but more often than not the idea…
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Executive Function Activities for Adolescents

Executive Function Skills and Adolescence During adolescence, executive function skills are not yet at adult levels, but the demands placed on these skills often are. Teenagers need to communicate effectively in multiple contexts, manage their own school and extracurricular assignments, and successfully complete more abstract and complicated projects. Here are some suggestions for helping teens…
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