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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 

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,