Having Trouble Thinking in This Pandemic? Here’s Why.

Are you having trouble thinking? Is your brain weirdly mushy right now, during this strange Corona Virus Pandemic? In my staff meeting on Tuesday morning, my assistant asked, “Is anyone else feeling like it’s hard to THINK?!” Yes!!! For sure!! And I...

What Makes a Space Calming & Restorative (Part 3 of 4)

Where do you go when you need to recover your energy? What kinds of spaces and environments are the most effective — and which are the least effective — in helping you energize after a draining day? More and more I’m seeing that students need to...

307: 10 Ways to Stay Awake in a Boring Class

School is boring much of the time! So how do you stay awake and engaged when your whole system wants to tune out? Gretchen walks students through more than 10 simple ways to keep yourself going so you can learn what you need to learn. Specifically she discusses: Silly...

How to Respond When a Student Stops Using Their Planner

Eep! Have you stopped using your planner? Or do you know a student who did?Recently one of my 9th grade clients went cold turkey. Ugh. I’d thought we were rockin’ and a rollin’ with how to use her paper planner, and then as soon as second semester...

How to Restore Your Fatigued Attention (Part 2 of 4)

Last week I shared a story about a client with ADHD who is exhausted when she gets home from school. This story prompted me to do a little research. I gave her the advice to take a walk in nature, but was that the right advice? What else do experts recommend to help...

When Your Brain Feels Like Mush (Part 1 of 4)

Does your brain ever feel like mush after a long day at school (or work)? Does this mushiness make it hard to focus on homework? A client of mine with ADHD recently bemoaned how exhausted she is after a long day at school. All the effort and pushing it takes to force...

What Pedicures and Productivity Have in Common

I don’t know about you, but I have a *devil* of a time following through on certain hard and unpleasant tasks. Actually… that’s a lie. I DO know about you. Almost everyone I’ve ever talked to — student, parent, teacher, or other human...

299: Parenting Differently Wired Kids with Debbie Reber

Parenting is always challenging, and being a parent of a “differently wired” kids comes with its unique set of adventures. Listen in as parenting expert Debbie Reber shares tips for navigating the transition from homeschooling to high school with a 2e kid....