What the Heck is an Academic Coach?

What the Heck is an Academic Coach?

If you’ve EVER seen an athletic game, you’ve seen coaches pacing the sidelines, yelling to players on the field, huddling with other players on the bench. The coach not only plans the plays during the game, but also runs practices and physical conditioning. But most…

4 Ways Your Phone Can Improve Your Time Management

4 Ways Your Phone Can Improve Your Time Management

Last month, my doctor prescribed a medication that I am supposed to take just before bed every night. I took it the first night and promptly forgot to take the medication for the next 2 nights. Then I would remember for a day or two…

Why and How You Should Read With Your Teen

Why and How You Should Read With Your Teen

Have you ever seen the movie The Princess Bride? The book starts with a grandfather reading a book aloud to his grandson. The grandson is less than excited in the beginning, but gets more and more into the book as the plot progresses. By the…

3 Ways to Pick the Best Study Snacks

3 Ways to Pick the Best Study Snacks

You’ve just gotten home after a long day and you need to get work done. But you’re tired and cranky and hungry. You open the pantry door and try to pick out some study snacks. Hmm, those salty chips or that apple? What do you…

Make Every Day Great with a Morning Routine

Make Every Day Great with a Morning Routine

When I was teaching, at least one kid a day was missing something – a bookbag, notebook, or even something to write with. When I asked why, the answer was usually that they woke up late and forgot their things at home. I get it.…

How Long Should My Child Be Tutored?

How Long Should My Child Be Tutored?

When parents decide to find a tutor for their child, one of the first questions they might be asked is, “How long do you want tutoring for?” But this question can surprise parents because they often don’t know how long tutoring *should* last. But this…

How to Show Your Students That You Care

How to Show Your Students That You Care

Teaching is hard. I think everyone knows that intellectually, but once you’re in the trenches it’s.really.hard. Physically, emotionally, and intellectually. And when the teacher is drained and just done for the day, the week, or (yikes!) the month, it can be hard to show love…

Back-to-School Goals: How They Can Make A Better You

Back-to-School Goals: How They Can Make A Better You

I love to bake and most of the time it ends well. Meaning that I eat a lot of sugar and deliciousness. But sometimes, it doesn’t go so well. One year, my husband asked for a pecan pie for Thanksgiving. I thought I had it…

Preparing for Back-to-School: Make It a Great Year

Preparing for Back-to-School: Make It a Great Year

I’m a planner, especially when it comes to Back-to-School season. This lady prepares early. So, I planned my first day of school outfit several weeks in advance. As one does. However, one year I did not account for Restaurant Week. If your city doesn’t have…

5 School Supplies That Will Get (And Keep) Teens Organized

5 School Supplies That Will Get (And Keep) Teens Organized

I’ve taught a lot of organizationally-challenged kids, but Tommy* takes the cake. He had no form of organization that I could see. He asked for a pencil each and every class period. Oh, and he also needed a piece of paper to take notes. He…