Category Archives: Meritas Schools

Back-to-School Transition Tips

TweetIt’s hard to believe that back-to-school time is upon us! Starting the school year rested and ready-to-learn can set the tone for a student’s attitude and performance in class. Even students who are ready and excited to come back to more »

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Teaching Students to Be Critical Thinkers

TweetStudies about how children learn continue to underscore the importance of critical thinking. At its recent annual conference, the Association for Psychological Science featured a symposium in which researchers presented findings and panelists discussed techniques for promoting learning in children. more »

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Meritas Summer

TweetWhile winter is still holding on to parts of the country, rest assured – summer will be here before you know it! The Meritas International Family of Schools offers unique summer programs, combining exceptional learning opportunities with well-rounded activities and more »

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Keep Students Motivated in School and Beat the Ho-Hum Winter Blues

TweetIt’s no secret – it can be really tough for students to stay motivated during the winter months.  Conditions such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and distraction from the holiday season may make it hard for students to muster up more »

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Boarding school life: A Parent & Student Perspective

TweetQ&A with Dominique Haegel, parent, and Lothaire Kubel, boarding student, North Broward Preparatory School Q: How did you determine that boarding school was the right choice for your child? Dominique: Our son Lothaire was struggling with the French education system. more »

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Boarding school life: What are the advantages and how do I prepare my child?

TweetQ&A with Mehgan Dorman, Residential Life Academic Coordinator, North Broward Preparatory School Q: How will boarding school and life away from home benefit my child? A:  Providing your child with a boarding school education has many advantages. For example, most more »

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Prepping for College with Heidi Teplitz: Part One

TweetQ&A with Heidi Teplitz, Director, College Advising, North Broward Preparatory School Q: At what point in the college decision-making process are seniors right now? A: May 1st was the national deadline to pay a tuition/enrollment deposit. For some students, it’s more »

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Essential Teaching Protocols for 21st Century Learning

TweetBy Nikki Morrell, English Teacher, Lake Mary Preparatory School I spent a semester of college staring at a William Butler Yeats quote that my professor proudly posted on her bulletin board:  “Education is not the filling of a pail, but more »

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Helpful Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss for Younger Students

TweetAccording to studies conducted over the past two decades, students lose an average of a month’s worth of instruction over the course of each vacation, with the most significant deficits occurring in the areas of math and spelling. Teachers often more »

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Helpful Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss for Older Students

TweetWith the current school year nearing its end, many parents are thinking of ways to keep their children’s minds occupied during the lazy days of summer. While some students may prefer to spend those days watching television or playing video more »

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