Organization

6 Ways Teens Can Start the School Year Off Right

6 Ways Teens Can Start the School Year Off Right

Did you ever just want a fresh start? You know, a chance to start again, a chance to remake yourself into a better version of you? Or to remake a bad reputation? Teachers and students get the chance each school year to start over. It […]

How to Complete Your Summer Assignment at the Last Minute

How to Complete Your Summer Assignment at the Last Minute

It’s a few days before school begins. And you suddenly remember that summer assignment is due oh-so-soon. Yikes!   You meant to start it right after school ended, but you wanted some time to relax. You even read that blog post about planning your summer […]

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 […]

5-Day Organized Student Challenge – Sign up NOW!

5-Day Organized Student Challenge – Sign up NOW!

Editor’s Note: Thanks for your interest! The 5-Day Organized Challenge is no longer active. However, you can sign up for my FREE online course, Organization Jumpstart! I’ll cover the most important organizational areas – planners, notebooks, and backpacks. Learn more and sign up today! Your […]

Back-to-School Routines You Can Start Now!

Back-to-School Routines You Can Start Now!

You’re trying to hurry the family out the door to start the day. And everyone is running late. Your oldest kid slept late. Your daughter can’t find her flute. Your son’s calculator and math homework are missing. Ugh. You just need to get.them.out.the.door. via GIPHY […]

Back-to-School Shopping for Teens

Back-to-School Shopping for Teens

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  No, not Christmas. It’s Back-to-School season!! The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend $29.5 billion in the next few weeks to get ready for school. Billion. And just like Christmas, Back-to-School seems to start earlier […]

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 […]

How to Take Notes from a Textbook the Right Way

How to Take Notes from a Textbook the Right Way

“Ms. P, I didn’t do well on the quiz. I read the book, but didn’t remember stuff from the reading.” “Did you take notes on the reading?” “Nope.” “How come?” “Um, well, I not really sure how to take notes from the textbook. When I […]

How to Save your Summer from your Summer Assignment

How to Save your Summer from your Summer Assignment

My original title for this post was “How to turn in a summer assignment that doesn’t suck,” but that seems a little harsh, no?   This is how it generally goes: It’s the week before school starts and I suddenly remember that summer assignment I […]

Must Have Learning Apps for Teens

Must Have Learning Apps for Teens

What did you use your smartphone for today? I listened to music, looked up 2 recipes, took a video of my daughter, checked my social media accounts, answered a few e-mails, got driving directions, and read the latest news.   No wonder my student asked […]