Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Neuroscientist Explores the Contradictions of the Teen Brain

Good morning,

Today we are talking about teens and the teen brain. As parents will tell you, it's amazing how their teens function in daily life. Teens can be hard to understand at times through periods of growth. They are too mature to be put into the 'kid category' but aren't as mentally developed as adults yet.

"Neuroscientist Frances Jensen says that when her two sons became teenagers, she marveled at their ability to stay focused for a test, yet still commit major lapses in judgment almost daily. The contradictions, she explains, have both emotional and physical roots: teens are more affected by stressful situations than adults, and their brains are years from being fully developed. Jensen joins Forum to talk about her book ‘The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults." 
Read the entire article about the teen brain here!

If you are struggling to get through to your teen or understand how their brain works, we can help! Our coaches can help your teen learn organization and time management to help them succeed. We can also help parents too who are looking for a place to start.

Contact us today to learn more about our summer sessions at: http://linderec.com/

Monday, May 22, 2017

How Parents Can Help Kids Develop A Sense Of Purpose

Good morning,

Today we are sharing an article from ww2.kqed.org/ about motivation for our young students. This article, which talks about the purpose motivates our kids to do well in school and strive to be better human beings, goes a little further by saying "Purpose is critical, because it is linked to dedication, energy and resilience — “psychological goods,” Damon said, that most aspire to. “Purpose is the number one, long-term motivator in life,” according to Damon. Unlike passion or ambition, which focus on the self, purpose touches on the needs of the wider world."

However as you may already know, for our younger generations finding that "purpose" is a lot harder than it used to be.

"What used to be natural avenues through which to devote one’s life — faith, marriage, long-term careers and stable communities — have withered, leaving more adolescents unclear about what path to travel or how to get there. Just some 20 percent of high school kids can be categorized as purposeful, according to Damon’s research; the rest vary between being motivated but lacking a plan, being active but lacking direction, and being neither active nor forward-thinking."

Being able to sit down with your child and help them develop goals not just for school but for other aspects of their life can help them develop their sense of purpose. If you are looking for help, please contact us today! We also cater to children with ADD/ADHD and other learning disabilities.

Visit us online at: www.linderec.com or call Kristin today at: (703) 270-9129.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Smart reasons to keep kids learning over the summer

Good morning,

Did you know that "on average, kids lose 2.6 months of math skills over Summer Break — some lose even more. Young learners lose, on average, a month or more of spelling skills, the second highest loss in any area." And if you think that students will successfully be able to catch up once they are older and more focused, research has proven otherwise. "Unequal summer learning opportunities during elementary school accounts for two-thirds of the ninth grade achievement gap. This can make a significant impact on the universities to which your kids are accepted." (To read the full article click here.)

So what is the message? Keep your kids learning over this summer! If you don't have time or know where to begin to help your child, you can contact us today. We have a variety of summer classes available in several areas of study. These classes usually fill quickly, so don't wait!

Monday, May 8, 2017

List of Summer Academic Workshops!

Summertime is right around the corner and we know how important it is for students to catch up, prepare or expand their education in between school years. Here at Linder Educational Coaching we offer a variety of Summer Academic Workshops to help your child succeed!

We offer:

-ACT/SAT Test Prep

-College Essay Workshops

-Writing Workshop

-AP Prep Course

-Study Skills Crash Course

-Reading and Analysis

-Math Workshops

If you are interested in signing up for one or more of these workshops, contact Kristin directly at: Kristin@LinderEC.com or call (703) 270-9129.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Meet the Coaches: Kelli Normoyle


We want you to meet another one of our fabulous coaches this week, so up next is Kelli Normoyle!

Kelli grew up in Mount Laurel, New Jersey and graduated from Lenape High School in 2007. After graduation she spent one year at the University of Maryland, College Park before transferring to the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. Kelli graduated with Honors in 2012, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Government, with a focus on International Affairs. She was also commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Since graduating from the Academy Kelli has traveled across the United States, and the world, with assignments in the Coast Guard. Her first assignment was as a Boarding Officer and Assistant Navigator aboard a National Security cutter out of Alameda, CA. As the Education Services officer on board, Kelli was responsible for assisting crew members with their advanced education and professional development goals. Kelli’s next assignment was as the Commanding Officer of an 87 foot Coast Patrol Boat in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While she wasn’t sailing around the Caribbean, Kelli tutored math and science at a local high school. Through the Coast Guard and her tutoring, Kelli has learned to develop organizational skills and independence in people from wide range of backgrounds. These experiences have given her a passion for helping people discover skills and confidence they never thought possible. She is so excited to be part of the team at Linder Educational Coaching.

To learn more about how our educational coaches can work with your child and help them this summer, visit: www.linderec.com