How to Apply the Study Cycle to Essays and Projects

Do you have final exams right now? Or are teachers assigning projects and essays instead? This is the time of the year that I USUALLY provide some tips for how to apply the Study Cycle to preparing for final exams. However, this year I’m noticing that students...

318: 5 Mistakes Parents Make When Hiring Tutors

There are appropriate (and inappropriate) times during the school year or college admission process to hire a tutor. Make sure you know the ins and outs of when and how to hire a tutor so that you can save time, money and frustration. In this episode from the...

317: 7 Phases of the College Sports Recruiting Process

There’s a university for everyone, and a college sports team too. If you’re curious about how to prepare for college sports recruitment, even if you’re as young as 8th grade, this interview with Guest Expert Chris Stack is a must-listen. Tune in as we discuss: what to...

How to Get a Higher Word Count Without Adding “Fluff”

Do you, or a student you love, struggle with essay word counts? It can be so hard to meet the teacher’s requirements for x number of words, especially when you are new to writing research papers and essays. Recently with a 9th-grade client, I discovered how...

Tips To Plan Better

Effective planning is such a buggaboo — especially for teens whose brains won’t be mastering the art of the executive function until (eep!) age 25 or so. And especially during our distance learning situation, when many students have MANY MORE instructions...

What’s Your Distraction Free Set Up Routine?

Do you have trouble keeping your attention on your homework because of soooooooo many distractions? I was talking about that recently with a student of mine. She’s a junior in high school and has ADHD. Although she’s not terribly concerned about her own...

Get Re-Energized With This Short Break

Last week during my webinar “Zoomed Out?!”, I heard y’all loud and clear — we want more short, energizing, physical breaks that we can lead with our students, or ourselves!! Today’s video is my answer to that! Just the other day I had a...