Tag: teens

12 Essential Holiday Gifts for Remote Learners

12 Essential Holiday Gifts for Remote Learners

High school and college in 2020 certainly look different than in years past. Students are learning remotely or attending classes just a few days a week. Many extra-curricular clubs and sports are canceled or only meeting on Zoom. So many teens are isolated from their 

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation in Teens

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation in Teens

This is a guest post by Sarah Cummings. Teenagers are known for their moodiness, getting in relentless tit-for-tat spats with their parents, and sleeping all day long. But this might not be how teenagers are supposed to behave after all. And there is a solution 

5 Foolproof Ways to Impress Your New Teacher

5 Foolproof Ways to Impress Your New Teacher

You are a high school junior who is ready to ask for a college recommendation, you need a reference to list on your first job application, you need someone to explain that new concept to you one more time, or you’re having the worst.day.ever and 

9 Ways to Bond with Your Teen over Christmas Vacation

9 Ways to Bond with Your Teen over Christmas Vacation

I was raised by a busy single mom. But every year she took extra time off during Christmas vacation to spend with my brother and me. Family time got harder to come by as we got older. Jobs, friends, and other commitments got in the 

Why I’m Thankful for the Teens in my Life

Why I’m Thankful for the Teens in my Life

“Wow – you teach high school? That must be rough. Teenagers are horrible.”   I have heard variations of that phrase over and over again through the years. Have you? Have you said it yourself? Everyone seems to hate teenagers. And I get it. They 

Becoming a Tutor: Why I Kissed my Gradebook Good-Bye

Becoming a Tutor: Why I Kissed my Gradebook Good-Bye

It took me months to realize that my student, Graham*, did not know my name.  Graham was a high schooler with a traumatic brain injury. He knew the names of family members, but no one else. He was very good at faking out his friends,