What’s Your Theme Song For Organizing?

Last week one of my 6th grade coaching clients spontaneously started singing James Brown’s “I Feel Good” while we were cleaning out his binder: “I feel good! nuhnuh, nuhnuh, nuhnuh nuh… “So organi-ized nuhnuh, nuhnuh, nuhnuh!”...

MuseCubes Help Stave Off Cancer?!

Sitting might cause cancer?! It sounds extreme, doesn’t it? That’s the announcement in a growing body of research. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research: As many as 49,000 cases of breast cancer and 43,000 cases of colon cancer occurring...

Focus with Fidget Toys

As an academic coach, I work with a lot of fidgety teens with ADD and ADHD. Every fall I buy some new toys to add to my collection. This year I ordered from Fat Brain Toys. We’ll see whether my coaching clients enjoy the Acrobots, pictured left . I also ordered...

A Week in the Life of an Academic Coach

School began this week all over the Bay Area!  I love the first week of school because students are full of hope and their organizational systems haven’t yet succumbed to a sea of papers. As an academic coaching, I work one on one with students, but no session...