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5 Ways to Stay Sane This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Stay Sane This Holiday Season

In my favorite Christmas movie of all time, Clark Griswold wants nothing more than an “old-fashioned family Christmas.” Though he and his wife try their best to make the perfect holiday, it quickly goes off the rails and shenanigans ensue. Now that I have kids, 

10 Holiday Gifts Remote Teachers Will Adore

10 Holiday Gifts Remote Teachers Will Adore

We all know that 2020 is a year for the history books. One of the groups that have seen the biggest change in how they work is teachers. Like overnight. We owe our teachers big this holiday. Luckily, I have some awesome gifts for remote 

12 Essential Holiday Gifts for Remote Learners

12 Essential Holiday Gifts for Remote Learners

High school and college in 2020 certainly look different than in years past. Students are learning remotely or attending classes just a few days a week. Many extra-curricular clubs and sports are canceled or only meeting on Zoom. So many teens are isolated from their 

How to Paraphrase Your Notes & Learn More

How to Paraphrase Your Notes & Learn More

“Ok, what is gerrymandering?” I asked Kierra. She had stayed after school for extra help before the unit test and I was quizzing her on important terms. Kierra recited the textbook definition of the term back to me. “Right, but put it in your own 

20 Healthy Winter Snacks for Your Study Sessions

20 Healthy Winter Snacks for Your Study Sessions

Of all the baking seasons, winter is by far my favorite! There are so many cozy flavors – cinnamon, hazelnut, ginger – to keep you warm even on the darkest night. These flavors also bring back amazing memories of holidays past for me. While holiday 

Teacher Self Care: How to Recharge During COVID

Teacher Self Care: How to Recharge During COVID

I have seen way too many posts in the last few months from teachers that they are near the breaking point. The workload, concerns about their own health due to COVID, and difficulties balancing work and home are exhausting our teachers. And while teachers may 

How to Decrease Your Screen Time & Be Happier

How to Decrease Your Screen Time & Be Happier

When the pandemic began, my screentime exploded. Prior to March 2020, I’d kept my screentime under 2 hours a day, but suddenly I was spending 4 hours a day on my phone, reading the news and doomscrolling through Facebook. However, I’ve realized that this isn’t 

How Can You Help Your Teen with Remote Learning?

How Can You Help Your Teen with Remote Learning?

“This fall must go better than last spring.” “What can I do to help my teen through this?” “I can’t work full-time and stay on top of her school work.” “How can I best parent through remote learning?” When my local school district announced that 

5 Powerful New Study Habits to Try This Fall

5 Powerful New Study Habits to Try This Fall

Maya was a new client and had a big test coming up in the next week. I asked her, “What are your current study habits? What’s your plan for studying for this test?”  “Um, a plan? I don’t really have a plan. Maybe I’ll re-read 

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