What to Do When Your Plan is Derailed

What to Do When Your Plan is Derailed

Learning to make effective plans is one of the skills I work a lot on with my students. It’s huge. But what happens when that great plan you made goes out the window? This happens a lot! In fact, it happens so often that another big skill you need is how to...
What to Do When Lists Feel Stressful

What to Do When Lists Feel Stressful

Do you hate making lists? I know some people love them because it helps them feel in control, and they get pleasure and satisfaction from being able to cross things off. But some people find it stressful because it feels overwhelming to see all the things that need to...
One Way Progressive Education Is Wrong

One Way Progressive Education Is Wrong

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to the days ahead. I plan to keep us all interested and learn the new things we need to make this new year fun and rewarding for both students and teachers, regardless of what’s going on...
How to Get Real Down Time Over the Holidays

How to Get Real Down Time Over the Holidays

Happy holidays! Chances are, whether you’re a student or a teacher, you’re between semesters, and you have some downtime right about now. Yay! We could all use some of that! But have you made a conscious plan for how to use your downtime? I know it may...
How to Make Virtual Learning More Visual

How to Make Virtual Learning More Visual

December is zooming by, and so I want to take a few moments to talk to the educators out there about some of the ways I try to make teaching on Zoom more interesting and more like an in-person learning experience! Check out this short, six-minute video where I show...
When You Blank Out Before You Start Writing

When You Blank Out Before You Start Writing

Hey! We’re nearing (or at!) the end of the fall semester, and often that means projects are due, papers are due, and there are all those tests to study for. All of that can be extra taxing on our brains which are already dealing with a lot in this unusual...
Can a Pet Help You Be a Better Student?

Can a Pet Help You Be a Better Student?

Hiya, do you have a pet? You might have a cat or a dog already, or maybe you’ve been thinking about getting one but your parents are worried about the price or the work it might take to take care of them. Or you might be allergic… Recently, two of my clients got...