Tag: time management

How to Set Up Your Academic Planner For Success

How to Set Up Your Academic Planner For Success

Picture the first day of high school. Kids walk nervously from class to class and look for friends. In homeroom, teachers hand out the mountain of school forms and the school’s academic planner. At most, the teacher might say, “Keep your planner with you and…

The True Purpose of an Academic Planner

The True Purpose of an Academic Planner

One of my most cringe-worthy actions as a teenager included a planner. Long story short, I sent a guy a cassette tape  (that’s an audio recording, for you youngsters) in which I advised him to use an academic planner. That is the kind of wild…

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…

How to Make the Most of Short Winter Days

How to Make the Most of Short Winter Days

One fall, my roommate and I got in a doozy of an argument about . . . Daylight vs. Standard Time. He was going hiking the day the clocks turned back. I warned him that the sun would go down an hour earlier, so he…

Student Self Care: How to Unwind and Destress

Student Self Care: How to Unwind and Destress

A few years back, I found my middle school diary. One thing that struck me (other than the generally high level of melodrama in my life) was how stressed I was by schoolwork. In the 8th grade. By college, I definitely had a few breakdowns…

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…

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 To Be Productive When You Just Don’t Want To

How To Be Productive When You Just Don’t Want To

I’m not going to lie – I don’t want to write this blog post. I’m tired, cranky, and think I’m coming down with something. I’ve managed to distract myself with lots of other tasks. So, I’m being productive, but not on the task that I…

How to Get Out the Door and Arrive on Time

How to Get Out the Door and Arrive on Time

I hate being late. For anything. A party, an appointment, a TV show, class. (Don’t even get me started on how to switch classrooms, use the bathroom, and prep my new classroom for class all in 7 minutes.) I love being on time and always…

How to Stay Super Focused While Studying

How to Stay Super Focused While Studying

When I was in college, I wanted to try studying in places other than my dorm room. So, I checked out the library, the field on a sunny day, a coffee shop. You know what I discovered? I couldn’t stay focused in any of those…