Tag: organization

The BEST Way to Make and Use Flashcards

The BEST Way to Make and Use Flashcards

Imagine that it’s crunch time. Kids are in the thick of AP and IB exams with finals just around the corner. The stress level in the school and at home building is rising. Out goes free time and in comes study sessions and flashcards.   […]

The Best Student Planner for your Teen

The Best Student Planner for your Teen

The clock is ticking down . . . to the first day of school. And in some places, school started this week. This week, people. Are you ready? Is your teen?   If your teen only goes back to school with 1 school supply, I […]

6 Habits of Successful Students – Become a Better Student!

6 Habits of Successful Students – Become a Better Student!

There is a creek near my house that ducks and geese love. (I love the ducks – the geese not so much.) In just a few weeks, their eggs will hatch and fuzzy ducklings will be everywhere. I love to watch the mama ducks and […]

SMART Strategies to Jumpstart Your Motivation

SMART Strategies to Jumpstart Your Motivation

It’s Sunday afternoon. You have a big test tomorrow and you’re worried about your grade in the class. You don’t want to disappoint your parents, either. But. But. You just can’t get out of your chair and get your school books. It’s so much easier […]

How to Take Notes Like a Pro: Upgrade Your Skills

How to Take Notes Like a Pro: Upgrade Your Skills

It was the last class on a Friday afternoon. It was hot in the classroom and smelled like freshmen boy. You know, sweat with a layer of Axe body spray over it? Let the whining begin. “Why do we have to write this down? It […]

Student’s Guide to Organizing Digital Files

Student’s Guide to Organizing Digital Files

“Hey Jake – I can’t find that file you said you shared with me. Just e-mail it to me, OK?” I asked. “Um, I will try.” “You don’t sound so confident. Why?” “Well, I’m not sure I can find the file again. It’s somewhere in […]

Completely Change Your Studying with a Study Plan + FREE Study Plan worksheet

Completely Change Your Studying with a Study Plan + FREE Study Plan worksheet

Paul* slinked into my classroom. “Hey, Ms. P – can we talk about the last test? I did really bad on it. What can I do better next time?” “Let’s talk about how you prepared for this test. Did you study?” “Yep.” “What did you […]

Create an Effective Study Space Quickly and Inexpensively

Create an Effective Study Space Quickly and Inexpensively

If you follow me on Instagram (and you should), you’ve seen my less-than-glamorous work space. I am currently typing this on a folded kitchen table that has served as my desk for the last 10 years. Fancy, it is not. Heck, it’s barely functional. It […]

10 Day Organized Student Challenge!

10 Day Organized Student Challenge!

Y’all, I am so excited to introduce the 10 Day Organized Student Challenge, starting Monday, April 3! Click here to sign up now! (Just go ahead and do it!) Your teacher asks for the homework. You did it, but don’t know where it is. You have […]

FREE Printable Student Planner Pages

FREE Printable Student Planner Pages

Y’all – I made FREE printable student planner pages for you! I’ve been around a lot of high schoolers over the years and seen them use (or not use) their planners for a variety of reasons. Based on my experiences, my ideal planner would have […]