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Lifelong Learning As A Path To Happiness

Here at Total Learning Centers, we are major advocates to the idea of lifelong learning, and the pursuit of happiness. Current research has found that there is no limit to the plasticity of our brains as long as we use them, which creates a more fulfilling life full of happiness and purpose. This is encouraging…
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Low Energy Levels & Academic Performance

By Sally Writes, Guest Blogger   Low Energy Levels May Negatively Impact Academic Performance When teens don’t get enough rest, they have trouble concentrating and their grades go down, according to the Stanford Medicine News Center website. Low energy is detrimental to academic performance and it may negatively impact a student’s capacity to learn, study and…
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Sleep – The Key to Success

By Sally Writes, Guest Blogger Circadian Rhythms A Key To Exam Success With challenging exams such as the SAT are looming ahead, often there is much focus on the concepts of time management, study techniques, and practice tests but one thing you definitely should prioritize is a good night’s sleep. Various studies have been carried out on…
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Summer Success: Physical Activity and Brain Performance

By Total Learning Centers   Yes, we all know physical activity is important but did you know if was important for improving attention, focus, concentration, and even mood. Our goal is to increase activity, and the summer months naturally draw more people outside to move more, which is good for both mental and physical health.…
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“What Grows Up, Must Lie Down”

The importance and impact of sleep on our youngest snoozers. Sleep is essential. The more research that is conducted on the concept of sleep, the more it becomes clear that we need it in ample amounts in order to be our very best. As adults, we seem to inherently know that sleep is a necessity…
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Parent Tips for Stress-Free Homework Help

Photo Credit: Pixabay By Emily Graham Helping your children with their homework presents two major challenges. First, kids will be kids, and many would rather play or do pretty much anything else other than their homework. The next problem is the complexity of “new math” and other modes of learning that differ from the way…
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How To Be A Better Learner – Infographic

Developing study skills is a great way for your student to gain confidence in their test-taking skills and in themselves. Included below is a checklist on how to become a better learner. This infographic includes tips for more effective study skills based on research that has found that the key to becoming an effective student…
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Honing Memory To Boost Academic Performance

By Sally Writes   Research shows that around 10% of students may have working memory problems. This can be a stumbling block to academic success because the working memory is required for everything from reading comprehension tasks to spelling and mathematics. If your child quickly forgets what they have just read or tends to get distracted,…
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Evaluating Your Child’s Attention

“How bad is bad?” What’s the big deal about attention? Focusing, shifting, and dividing attention is constantly needed throughout the day. If it’s not a problem for you it will be hard to empathize with a child that struggles with it. If it focused attention does not come naturally, it is often extremely frustrating. The…
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