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01-16-2014 | Studying the Arts and Play
Top 10 skills children learn from the arts Originally posted on The Washington Post blog, this article reiterates the importance of the arts in education. In addition to arts, play develops ...read more

01-10-2014 | Tennessee March 4 ACT Test Prep
Tennessee March 4 ACT Test Prep - Saturdays 9a-Noon (Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, March 1) at the Brentwood Branch Location: 330 Franklin Road Suite 110 A Brentwood, TN 615-472-1375 ...read more

12-15-2013 | Too Stressed to Test
Tips from our experts to help you reduce test anxiety and crush your next test. View the tips in our prezi presentation by clicking the image ...read more

12-01-2013 | ACT vs. SAT
Trying to decide which test to take - ACT or SAT? Check out our latest prezi presentation by clicking on the image below to learn more about the differences. Or download the information ...read more

11-04-2013 | Crushing the Test
Helping students crush the test is one of our specialties. Whether it's the SAT® or a Science exam, we've got you covered.  Thats why this week, the geniuses in our education ...read more

10-29-2013 | The Road to College
Have you ever wondered how you're going to get into the college of your dreams? It seems pretty easy to get overwhelmed by the steps necessary to get to college. Fortunately, our education ...read more

10-02-2013 | APPleton's Picks: Our top four picks for Organization and Planning
Parents, we hear you. It’s tough keeping your child or children organized on top of your busy schedule. Thankfully, there’s an app for that. Organization and planning are two life ...read more

09-18-2013 | Four Things You Need to Think About
  Education is changing and we have the incredible opportunity and responsibility to ensure that it's moving in the direction to meet the needs of the 21st Century Learner. ...read more

09-11-2013 | The Tassel is Worth the Hassle
Get the most out of your freshman year  and the three years after that Guest post by: Leslie Esneault, Freshman Academy Coordinator, Huntsville City Schools ...read more

08-30-2013 | 6 Ways to Move Others
Originally published on WHNT News 19 Leadership Perspectives Blog on August 13, 2013. Thanks WHNT News 19 for the opportunity to participate in your leadership blog. 6 Ways to Move Others: A ...read more

06-19-2013 | Summer Learning Fun with Robotics
Looking for a great way to beat the summer heat? Try robotics! Now that summer is in full swing, so are summer camps at Appleton Learning. Several of our branches recently began their summer ...read more

03-29-2013 | What's the Difference: ACT vs SAT
    Planning to take the ACT and/or SAT soon. Be prepared for these two high stakes tests by understanding their key characteristics and differences.   ACT ...read more

03-11-2013 | Energized, Organized, and Grounded
We have profiled several of our geniuStyles on our blog. This week, the sixth in our geniuStyle series, we examine Plato learners. Plato learners are energetic, grounded, and organized. ...read more

02-07-2013 | Genius Training
Genius Training Summer Camp A study skills camp including time management, note taking, and organization. Professional Athletes don’t just train harder, they train smarter. Think ...read more

01-30-2013 | Unleash the Creative Beast
  Unleash the Creative Beast: This 8-hour camp draws primarily from the ground breaking work of Michael Michalko’s Thinkertoys: A Handbook of ...read more

01-21-2013 | The Spontaneous Visionary
In the last several weeks on our blog, we have profiled several of our geniuStyles: Monet, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, and, most recently, Aristotle. Recall that Aristotle learners, who we profiled last ...read more

01-14-2013 | Planning Your Work and Working Your Plan
  Think back to when you were a student. Did you enjoy going to school, or was it something you dreaded? Did you ever find yourself struggling to stay awake during a boring lecture, or ...read more

12-16-2012 | The Natural Leader
We all have our strengths and areas in which we naturally excel.  As Albert Einstein once famously observed, “Everybody is a genius”. At Appleton, we recognize this fact, and ...read more

11-26-2012 | 20 school days left until the holiday break! Stay focused.
Most students only have 20 school days left until the holiday break. Make the most of those 20 days and your break with these tips from our Academic Coaches. JUNIORS – Every grade counts ...read more

11-20-2012 | Have high expectations? You're not alone.
Last week’s blog featured Monet. This week we’re highlighting self-sufficient, perfectionistic Rembrandts, which just so happens to be my geniuStyle. Do you keep a to-do list? ...read more

11-14-2012 | Love surprises and dislike sticking to routines? You're so Monet!
Happy Birthday, Genius! Claude Monet, the talented artist, was born on this day back in 1840. While Monet is best known for his detailed renderings of landscapes and waterfronts, his name also ...read more

07-03-2012 | Making the Most of Your GeniuStyle
  By: Nick Wilbourn, Aristotle, Academic Coach Think back to the last time you were a student and had to take a test. Do you recall that feeling of dread, staring at your textbook and ...read more

06-26-2012 | Tough Transition Part 3
Transitioning from 8th to 9th Grade. Freshmen year of high school  is one the most exciting transition years for students with the atmosphere, experiences and memories; yet, statistically ...read more

05-30-2012 | Tough Transition Part 2
Transitioning from 5th to 6th Grade. Organization skills needed as students transition from 5th to 6th grade since they'll be managing class exchange, lockers and bigger projects. Dr. ...read more

05-17-2012 | Tough Transition Part 1
Transitioning from 2nd to 3rd Grade By: Dr. Kathrynn Seidler Engberg, Picasso, Director of Education The transition from 2nd to 3rd grade can be one of the biggest leaps you will see ...read more

05-09-2012 | Year End Chill Before Final Exams
By: Chris Sims, Aristotle, Test Prep Coach As we get into May, the general level of anxiety among students increases.  For some students, this anxiety builds for the end of semester ...read more

04-23-2012 | Discipline and Confidence Ignites Learning
By: Sonia Robinson, APR, Rembrandt Just last week a colleague and I traveled to Atlanta to visit with our great friends from the Ron Clark Academy. We caught up with Rosalyn Merrick, ...read more

04-16-2012 | Cultivating Lifelong Learners
By: Nick Wilbourn, Aristotle, Academic Coach With the end of the school year in sight, your students are probably getting excited about summer, that long-awaited seasonal break from school. ...read more

04-04-2012 | Academic Success
Meet Corban Swain. Appleton was recently introduced to Corban by ways of his scholarship application. After all, out of 86 applicants with score increases ranging from 3 - 8 points, Corban ...read more

04-03-2012 | The Future of Education
By Glenn Clayton, Picasso “What does the future of education look like?”  That was a question I was asked recently by a school board member.  It is a topic I enjoy ...read more

03-28-2012 | ACT, SAT, College Admission…What to do?
By: AJ Henry, Monet, Appleton Test Prep Coach Being the parent of a high school student is a difficult task in itself, but when you add the preparation of standardized testing and college ...read more

03-19-2012 | Reading for the 21st Century Child
By: Allison Daily, Picasso, Academic Coach We all know the value of reading to or with our children. As parents, we’ve read all the articles, talked to all the teachers, and watched ...read more

03-12-2012 | Create Together Time
By: Laura Armstrong, Plato, Academic Coach Spring Break is here for some and just around the corner for others.  Take this time to get out of the house, recharge your battery and ...read more

03-05-2012 | Being Successful in the Home Stretch
By: Nick Wilbourn, Aristotle, Academic Coach Think back to when you were in school. Do you remember eagerly waiting for summer break, watching the hours creep by in the classroom, waiting for ...read more

02-27-2012 | College Bound Finances
By Nancy Sessler, Locke Vice President of Finance, Appleton Learning Even though it’s the end of February, if your student is planning to attend college that transition will come ...read more

02-08-2012 | Meet Nick! Your Resident English & Humanities Expert!
The greatest athletes in the world still have a coach and most of them consistently work with trainers.  They do this not because their skills are deficient, but because they want to ...read more

02-02-2012 | Appleton Committed To Hiring Veterans, Spouses and Wounded Warriors
by Alissa Ramsay, Plato As a Marine Corps Brat and wife of a former Marine who has lived most of her life alongside some of the most honorable and courageous men and women, it gives me ...read more

01-25-2012 | Education Revolution: Q & A With Glenn Clayton
This is an exciting time at Appleton and for education reform!  Many people have questions about Appleton’s growth in a down economy and our part in the education revolution.  Over ...read more

01-18-2012 | 15 Business Lessons For Education
by Glenn Clayton, Picasso Founder & CEO I have spent the last seven years fully engaged in the business of educating people.  I’ve worked with hundreds of public ...read more

01-03-2012 | ReTHINK Your Resolution
by  Sonia Robinson, Rembrandt, Director of Marketing at Appleton Learning Day three of the New Year! Have you already broken a resolution or did you even make a New Year’s ...read more

11-25-2011 | Learn Differently
Welcome to the “new Appleton.” We have spent many months preparing to unveil our new logo, website and so much more. Our new website has been live for over a month now and we continue ...read more

10-17-2011 | Mid-Semester Opportunities to Excel!
Report Cards and Progress Notes are often the first snap shot of a student’s performance for the semester. Teachers and Parents can work together to set the tone for goals and expectations ...read more

10-13-2011 | Giving Back through education support services
Earlier this week some members of the Appleton Learning team had the opportunity to meet a very special Appleton client. Many children face illnesses that compromise their immune system and demand ...read more

07-04-2011 | What Your Student can do NOW to prepare for College
It’s not just about SAT and ACT scores anymore.  And, it’s not just for high school Juniors and Seniors.  Preparing for college acceptance starts early.  If you’re ...read more

06-06-2011 | If You Don’t Use It… You Lose It
Who hasn’t heard that old adage? What applies to athletic, musical and artistic skills applies to academics as well.  Now that our students have had a few weeks time since the ...read more

05-18-2011 | 3 Things to do Before your Academic Coaching Session
he opportunity for students to learn new skills and develop strong study habits begins long before each tutoring session begins.  Appleton Learning Education Specialists Michele Kennedy and ...read more

05-08-2011 | 3 Tips for a Strong School Year Finish
Does your student have a countdown to the last day of school?  It’s only natural for students to look forward to wrapping up another year at school and beginning their summer break. ...read more