December 1, 2019

It's human nature to think we've accurately planned how long things will take to complete. For students, it's how to study for a test, complete a project, manage multiple assignments that are all due around the same time. Why do we do this? What's the solution. It all...

September 13, 2019

You may have your paper planner from your school, fill your Google calendar on your computer and phone with important dates Yet, there is one more strategy you can use for the free-flowing nature of a semester: the white board! Get the right sized board for your space,...

June 29, 2019

Often when students study for an exam, they read through their notes, highlight passages, skim their textbook. This kind of "studying" doesn't help in retaining information for a test. Pausing work at different intervals and asking yourself to explain what the informat...

April 5, 2019

How often have we been with friends or co-workers who constantly have their phone ringer turned on, sitting face up on a table/desk, and seem unable to devote attention to what's happening in real life (namely your conversation!)? This habit has been starting earlier a...

November 28, 2018

Crunch Time! Get a Jump on Finals!

The semester’s end is quickly approaching. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with a seemingly endless load of projects, papers, and assignments all of which seem to be due right before final exams.

There is a way to get your weekly work done...

October 29, 2018

Reading in the Rockies

Annual Literacy Conference 10/12-13, 2018, Vail, Colorado

This month I attended the Reading in the Rockies conference for the 2nd consecutive year for a golden, fall Vail weekend. This conference hosts multiple expert speakers, both national and lo...

August 25, 2018

Self-regulation is a teachable skill through a variety of methods. This article offers some suggestions for young people, students of all ages, to develop skills to manage emotions and behaviors.

August 25, 2018

Wonderful article from the New York Times' Frank Bruni. Getting into college becomes the focus through high school. Then what? The important Executive Function skill of self-advocacy lets students make the most of those quick 4 years.

April 24, 2018

Standing desks have been promoted for adults in offices, but new research shows that it's effective for students. 

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