Tag: organization

4 Ways to Overcome These Common Organizational Fails

4 Ways to Overcome These Common Organizational Fails

In my old study skills classes, my students’ biggest issue wasn’t studying. It was organization, or lack thereof. They were the type of kids who just seem to shed papers. Backpacks doubled as trash cans. School supplies were constantly missing. So smart and just drowning. 

5 Ways to Ease the Transition into the New School Year

5 Ways to Ease the Transition into the New School Year

It’s the night before the first day of school. You’re a bit nervous, but also excited. Tomorrow you get to see friends you haven’t seen in months. You will meet your new teachers and get an idea if this year will rock or not. You’ve 

The Best Home Edit Tips to Organize Your Study Space

The Best Home Edit Tips to Organize Your Study Space

Y’all, I love an organizing show. I Marie Kondo’d the heck out of my house in 2019. So, when Netflix debuted The Home Edit in 2020, I was all in. I spent half of the quarantine wondering when I will feel comfortable again to tackle 

4 Reasons I Love My Rocketbook Notebook

4 Reasons I Love My Rocketbook Notebook

My student Mike had a problem. He had taken lots of notes for an exam on his computer and meticulously organized them in Evernote. But he needed to switch to taking notes by hand. (Why? It’s way more effective for learning!) How could he use 

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 

How to Manage a Hectic School Year

How to Manage a Hectic School Year

The fall of my senior year of college was the definition of hectic. I attended school full-time, worked part-time, gave school tours for the Admissions Office, was the president of a service fraternity on campus, and spent several hours a week observing in a local 

How to Recover from a Long Absence

How to Recover from a Long Absence

In 10th grade, I spent a very painful night sleeping on my aunt’s recliner. I had broken the smaller bone in my lower leg the night before, but we didn’t know it. Long story short – I was out of school for over a week 

How To Prioritize Your Tasks And Time

How To Prioritize Your Tasks And Time

My least favorite period of my life was when I was working full-time and attending school part-time. It sucked. I had so much to do, so many things I wanted to do, but not nearly enough time to do it all. But, I got a 

Top 10 Posts of 2019: Organization, Study Skills & Teens

Top 10 Posts of 2019: Organization, Study Skills & Teens

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is about to end. Cliched but true, time flies the older you get. Also cliche, a top posts of 2019 list. I follow a lot of bloggers and love their best-of lists. It reminds me about their best posts 

How A Nightly Routine Makes for a Better Tomorrow

How A Nightly Routine Makes for a Better Tomorrow

For those of you (all right, most of you) who are too young to experience the joy of sleep training an infant – it’s tough, but so necessary. For those not in the know, babies wake up during the night. A lot. Sleep training is