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...

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...

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...