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Overwhelm Paralysis? How to Overcome It

Overwhelm Paralysis? How to Overcome It

You have a French test and an English paper due this week, a History midterm next week, a game tomorrow night, and 3 club meetings. Oh yes, and you need to sleep. Your workload has become overwhelming and you’re shutting down fast.  There is so 

Can I Study Better by Listening to Music?

Can I Study Better by Listening to Music?

“Can we listen to music while working?” If I had a dollar for every time a student asked this question, I wouldn’t need to work on this blog right now. Kids asked all.the.time. When my students picked their own music, I noticed a LOT of 

Bad Teacher This Year? How to Deal With It

Bad Teacher This Year? How to Deal With It

We’ve all had a bad teacher. And I’m sure you remember that instructor very clearly. His or her appearance, attitude, mannerisms, and teaching methods are all stamped in your memory. Ugh. For me, it was my high school German teacher. She just wasn’t good at 

How to Get Teens Ready for Remote Learning

How to Get Teens Ready for Remote Learning

For most of us, last spring was . . . a sh*tshow. We were unexpectedly all at home. In-person schooling morphed into remote learning overnight. But since grades didn’t count for most kids, school sort of went out the window. Teens became vampires, sleeping much 

Fall Study Snacks That Will Fuel You Up

Fall Study Snacks That Will Fuel You Up

Fall is my favorite season! Crisp air, falling leaves, and cozy sweaters. Bring.it.on. One of my favorite parts of fall is the amazing fall flavors. Pumpkin, apple, pear, maple, salted caramel (swoon!) This is just a great time to up your study snack game. Study 

How to Organize Your Desk for Productivity

How to Organize Your Desk for Productivity

It’s time to work. I’m at my desk and I’m ready to go! Hmm, where are my pens? I need those to take some notes on my reading. And what are all these papers on my desk? Let me just take a minute to sift 

The Best Lunch Bags for Students & Teachers

The Best Lunch Bags for Students & Teachers

One year, my mom was late to school supply shopping and all the “cool” lunch bags were gone. My school year was ruined and I would clearly not make any new friends with a lame lunch bag. (You can read my tween drama in that, 

Planning a Healthy Lunch to Energize You All Day

Planning a Healthy Lunch to Energize You All Day

You have to leave the house in . . . 10 minutes. Oh jeez. As you swallow breakfast whole, you realize that you need to bring something for lunch.  Um, maybe a sandwich. Where is the mustard? Are there chips in the pantry? Are those 

How to Manage a Hectic School Year

How to Manage a Hectic School Year

The fall of my senior year of college was the definition of hectic. I attended school full-time, worked part-time, gave school tours for the Admissions Office, was the president of a service fraternity on campus, and spent several hours a week observing in a local 

How to Prepare for the 2020-21 School Year

How to Prepare for the 2020-21 School Year

If you’re like me, you’re constantly watching your news feed for information on your school’s plan for the 2020-21 school year. Possibly all remote, maybe hybrid, perhaps in-person full-time? But that seems to change by the hour. (In the 2 days that I wrote this