How to get the most out of your college visit!

College-bound high school seniors are busy! Between juggling Honors and AP course loads, resume boosting extra-curricular activities, college applications, and scholarship essays, it’s hard to imagine cramming one more item on your “To Do List.” Completing one final piece of the college puzzle is crucial, however. Don’t forget the campus visit!

Deciding which college or university to attend is a monumental decision. The geographic location, size of the campus, availability of various majors, and that feeling of “coming home” all factor into your big decision. Although glossy brochures and interactive online tours are helpful, nothing gives you the same …

Did you know that car crashes are the #1 killer of teens? Learn safe driving habits with Celebrate My Drive!

Celebrate my drive logoCelebrate My Drive is a different approach to a leading public health risk.  Car crashes are the number one killer of teens and a teen’s first year on the road is the most dangerous.

Using research as a guide, State Farm is approaching teen driver safety, a winnable public health battle, by engaging teens while they learn to drive in a supportive and positive way.

It’s a community celebration of safe driving habits emphasizing the benefits of safe choices as teens celebrate the freedom that comes with getting a drivers’ license. Learn more about the initiative at

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Free Seminar: “Relationship vs. Power Struggle: Navigating the Challenges of Adolescent Parenting with a Plan that Works”

LOGO_medium (1)Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. will present an important FREE workshop for parents called “Relationship vs. Power Struggle: Navigating the Challenges of Adolescent Parenting with a Plan That Works.” The workshop will be held Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, 6 Stone Hill Road, Wilmington, DE  19803.

The program’s framework will address some of the most challenging and exciting periods of their lives. Topics will include academics, school choices, personal safety, sexuality, drugs, alcohol, and peer relationships. An opportunity for questions and answers will be available, as well.

This evening …

To speed or not to speed? What’s the value of speed reading?

LOGO_medium (1)Given the volume of homework these days, students know it is not only extremely important to read speedily, but also to comprehend what they are reading.

Many experts tout speed reading classes (even Presidents Kennedy and Carter took classes at the White House), and there are a slew of speed reading apps now available. The best way to increase your speed is to practice these top three strategies from Mind Tools website:

*Stop Sub-vocalization which is the habit of pronouncing each word in your head as you read it. Even if you don’t mouth the words silently as you read, …

Adult education: For job seekers or job changers, adding new, relevant skills is crucial!

PRAXIS, compressedThe bad economic news just keeps coming. In Atlantic City, not only are casinos and hotels closing at an alarming rate, the city has also laid off hundreds of city workers. In nearby Philadelphia, mass layoffs have arrived within the beleagured Philadelphia School District. And closer to home, by the end of this year, more than 1,200 workers will be laid off from the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca’s campus in Fairfax, Delaware.

During such unstable economic times, it is only natural to worry that your head might be next on the chopping block. While you might be tempted to hunker down …