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Self-Advocacy + Executive Function Skills = Academic Success

Teachers often have outsized egos (I know, I was one).

When you’re consistently the “smartest person in the room”—and by definition, we’re all hoping that’s the teacher, at least in terms of knowledge base—you can become subject to thinking errors. You might assume that because you said something, other people (the kids) understood it. 



5 Reasons Why Your Smart Kid Is Struggling in School

The first part of the school year is in the record books, and already you see the writing on the wall. Your bright, funny, curious child brought home a backpack crammed with crumpled worksheets, last week’s PB&J…and a report card with less than stellar results. You know he can do better. His teachers know he can do better. He thinks, “I guess I’m not so smart, after all.” But succeeding at school is not all about pure intellect, or IQ.