IET’s Back to School Favorites

  With school back in session, we thought it would be fun to share a few last-minute items we know students will love. Aside from your typical paper, pencils, and backpack, these are eco-friendly and IET approved items that you may not have thought of. Hydroflask Reusable Water Bottle (Straw Top) https://www.rei.com/product/127040/hydro-flask-wide-mouth-vacuum-water-bottle-with-straw-lid-12-fl-oz-kids?sku=1270400002&store=29 Double-wall vacuum insulation...
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Listening & Active Listening, Tips & Tricks

Did You Know? Research suggests that we only remember around 25-50% of what we hear. That means, naturally, students are only retaining half of what a teacher is communicating. Because listening is a skill, it is actually something that can be refined and improved. By becoming a better listener, students are able to perform better...
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IET Approved Summer Reads for Young Adults

The warm weather has arrived and schools are officially on summer break. If your YA is looking for something new to read at home, near the pool or lounging at the beach, here are our top picks. Children of Blood and Bone “The epic I’ve been waiting for.” —New York Times-bestselling author Marie Lu This...
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Mindfulness For Students

We have seen great success using different mindfulness and meditation techniques to help our students with homework and study time. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is simply being in the moment and being aware of what is happening in the now. It’s the art of being able to check in with your mind and body to...
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Tasking Vs. Batching

We believe one of the most effective time management techniques is a method known as batching. It allows a student to increase their concentration and decrease distractions. Batching is especially useful for those with learning differences or ADHD who have a hard time focusing on their school work. Bonus: This method is also known to...
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