286: SAT or ACT? How to Decide Which Test is Best

The most common question Megan gets from families is how to choose between the ACT, SAT or both? The answer is sadly not clear cut, so Megan walks parents through a number of considerations around the following three questions: Will either test work for my student?Do...

Always Running Late to School? Try These Two Things.

How’s your morning routine? Are you always running late? I have a client whose mom texts me every morning with a report about how the morning routine went for her 9th grader. Usually, her daughter is running about 1 minute late for the carpool, and so...

Please Stop Making Flashcards This Way

Are you used to making flashcards to learn vocab and other key terms? Do you love it or hate it? I find that most of the students I work with think flashcards are the best method to prep for tests. Although they’re kinda bored with testing themselves using...

Never Write These Words in Your Planner

Do you write in your planner? Congratulations!! You’re a step ahead of many students. 😉 But do you write THESE words in your planner? Please don’t! I’ll explain why in the video, but if you don’t have time to watch, scroll down for a copy of...

283: Is There a Perfect Planner for Students?

The perfect planner is so elusive! Gretchen shares some reflections about the criteria that EVERY planner system must meet in order to help students organize their lives… especially if they executive function issues. Specifically she and Megan discuss: Four problems...

5+ Ways to Use an Exercise Ball to Read

Do you feel like you’re jumping out of your skin when you read books? Is it super hard to focus? Maybe you have ADHD, and your brain just can’t concentrate on the written word? I have a client in this boat. She’s in 9th grade right now, but when we...