Top 5 Study Distractions and How to Avoid Them

Top 5 Study Distractions and How to Avoid Them

You need to get work down. That book read for Lit class, chemistry homework, or studying for your Spanish exam. But everything seems to work against you, pulling your focus. You can’t seem to get any work done. What’s wrong? I live this every single 

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 

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 

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 

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 

3 Reasons Audiobooks are Awesome for Learners

3 Reasons Audiobooks are Awesome for Learners

I discovered the joy of audiobooks as an adult. I had a 45-minute commute to my first teaching job. While I love the radio, it got old fast. But my mom had purchased the first few Harry Potter books (on cassette) and offered them to 

Learn Anywhere: How to Thrive in Online Classes

Learn Anywhere: How to Thrive in Online Classes

You’ve been hearing about this new coronavirus for a few months now, but suddenly it’s in your country and then your town. People are starting to talk about closing schools. And then you get the announcement. Your school is closed effective immediately and ALL your 

Why Rereading the Textbook is a Waste of Time

Why Rereading the Textbook is a Waste of Time

During my freshman year of college, I saw lots of people study up close for the first time. Living feet away from thirty other 18-year-olds, I could watch as they studied independently and together. And I saw tons of different methods.  My roommate was a 

6 Ways to Beat Procrastination for Good

6 Ways to Beat Procrastination for Good

How do I know that I am procrastinating? I start cleaning. Yep, when I want to avoid doing something – making a difficult phone call, writing a blog post, sending an e-mail – I suddenly want to clean my entire house. Believe me, that is