Will you take this anti-racist pledge with me?

Last week an email from a white colleague landed in my in-box. I couldn’t ignore it.  That evening there was going to be an online Town Hall entitled “Reimagining Small Business: A town hall to listen, learn and commit to building equitable, anti-racist...

Integrating the Body Into Racial Justice Work

Expecting a cute little study skills video this week? Sorry, but not sorry. Those are on hiatus for the summer, and will be back in August. There’s something more important for us to talk about as a community. Today I want to uplift a black healer and author who is...

A Heartfelt Message Honoring High School Graduates

Are you a high school senior? Are you, or a senior you love, inches away from your high school graduation? I know some of you just finished your final exams; others are supposed to try and focus on final exams & projects in the midst of a national upraising...

Powerful Voices of Black Teenage Leadership

On Monday of this week, I had the honor of being led by black students from Oakland Technical High School.Under their leadership, we walked and chanted — 15,000 people strong! — several miles from their high school to the Oakland police station. We...

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...