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How to Become (and Stay) Motivated!

It’s a New Year, and we have a chance to set the tone that will get - and keep - us motivated. I’m going to share a few tips for how you can help the students in your life get and stay motivated...

The Simple Act of Paying Attention – Part 2

Last week, after sharing the painful realization that my son cannot pay meaningful attention during his online Physics X class, I promised to follow up with some tips for simple ways we help our kids practice paying attention.  In their [...]

The Simple Act of Paying Attention – Part 1

The other day I listened in on my son’s Physics X class, which sets 9th graders up for a full year of physics in one semester and chemistry the next. Taught in a 2-hour block, it's a rigorous class with [...]

How do I know what I need, and how can I get it?

We’re in the early days of the 2020-2021 school year, and many of us are settling into our routines. Others are struggling to get into the school year groove after a six month hiatus from the traditional school setting. And [...]

Redefining “Routine”

Routine (noun) rü-ˌtēn.  A regular course of procedure.  Habitual or mechanical performance of an established procedure. This is how Merriam-Webster defines "routine." It sounds easy enough, but if you're struggling to find your groove as we all work to accept [...]