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...
It’s the time when we look back on the year past...and forward to the year ahead. Often we make resolutions, deciding which actions we will take to make the next year different. I’ll offer couple of thoughts about making change...
Scrap the schedule and focus instead on building routines and habits. Why? The concept of “schedule” can serve us, but it doesn’t create an action plan for how to stay motivated to stick with it, even when we don’t want to....which, by the way, we won’t.
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 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 [...]
It’s the end of September and now officially fall. I’m certain I’m not the only one who is wondering where the time has gone! We’re six months into the new normal that was thrust upon us in March when the [...]
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 [...]
At Yellow Parachute Learning Partners, the role of tutor has always been referred to as a “Learning Coach.” This has been the case for over 20 years. We’ve been using the term “Coach” since waaayyyy before it was cool and [...]
Last month we conducted an informal poll on the Yellow Parachute Learning Partners Facebook page where we asked parents what was the bigger struggle of distance learning: work completion or juggling multiple schedules. Of the 88 votes we received, 45% [...]
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 [...]