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...

How to Make Coworking Agreements with a Friend

?Do you sometimes struggle to get work done when you’re alone? Does it help to work with friends, but is it hard to find the time to meet up in person? Today’s video tip is super special. You get to meet my good friend Katherine, who ALSO happens to be a...

What Motivates You Take This Quiz!

Do you love taking personality quizzes? Recently I told one of my clients (a 9th grader) that if we had extra time in my session, we’d do something “fun.” When I told her we were going to take a personality quiz, she totally perked up! I’m not...

How Many Creative Ways Do You Have of Using Flashcards?

Do you get bored by flashcards? Are they too repetitive, dull, and unmotivating? Not the way I teach students to play with flashcards! Recently I taught a student my special approach, and we reflected on how well she was able to “retrieve” the information...

How Forgetful Students Can Remember to Check Your Grades

Do you forget to check your grades online?! I’ve noticed that there’s a certain kind of forgetful student who probably should check their grades on a daily (or every-other-day) basis, but can’t seem to remember. In this video, I share a story about...