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What Are Executive Functions?

Signet CEO Jay Bacrania had the pleasure of speaking with Rebecca Shafir, an executive functions coach in the greater Boston area. The conversation from Feb 2018 covered managing executive functions (and dysfunctions) in students, but also topics such as mindful communication, personal responsibility, and the life lessons that will help students thrive well into adulthood. Read More

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Routines: The Secret to Academic Success

Humans are capable of extraordinary feats. We have climbed Mt. Everest, completed Iron Man triathlons, built computers, flown into deep space, and more. But the most difficult part of these accomplishments isn’t scaling the mountain or piloting the space shuttle, but rather consistently making the everyday decisions that help move one closer to these major goals. We explore how to establish routines around the various skills required to be successful in school, as well as in life. Read More

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What is the Pomodoro Technique?

Over the years, we’ve seen that when students study, they often lose focus, getting overwhelmed by distractions (smartphone, friends) or going down a rabbit hole and spending way too much time on a single topic. In order to combat loss of focus and increase students’ productivity, we highly recommend using the Pomodoro Technique. Read on to learn how to use this technique.  Read more

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Study Like a Valedictorian

What is the best approach to studying effectively? Read on to learn best practices from our very own top-notch tutors! Read more

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How to Manage Your Homework Deadlines

At Signet, we use a couple of mantras that we’ve found to be really powerful for students at all levels and stages of the academic process. One of our favorites is “plan your work, work your plan.” It sounds simple, but applied well, it helps with focus, time management, and productivity. Read on to learn more. Read more

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Essential Study Skills to Master in Junior Year

Read on to learn Signets' top three study skills to master in high school junior year.  Read more

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Five Time Management Tips for Sophomores

Get organized in high school. Read more

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Organizational Skills for Ninth Grade

Master these four components, and you'll be on your way to becoming an organizational whiz! Read more

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Four Solutions to Common Homework Issues

Here are a few ways to try to resolve conflict around homework into something more productive.  Read more

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Five Time-Management Tips for Sophomores

Effective ways to manage your time. Read more

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Executive Functioning: Boosting Your Core Life Skills

Use executive functioning skills to manage your daily activities. Read more

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Time Management Tools for Parents of Sophomores, Part 2

Get the tools to keep your sophomore on task with schoolwork and activities. Read more

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Time Management Tools for Parents of Sophomores, Part 1

Get the tools to keep your sophomore on task with schoolwork and activities. Read more

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How to Diagnose Timing Issues on a Standardized Test

If you're worried about timing on a standardized test, try this exercise to pinpoint your trouble spots. Read more

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Time Management for the SAT

The SAT is full of challenges, and certainly one of the biggest is managing your time. Read more

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