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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.
If you know anything about our family, you may know we spend A LOT of time shuttling our kids to and from their various sports practices. That’s why Wednesday night’s announcement that youth sports would be put on “pause” for the next four weeks throughout the state of Minnesota was devastating.
September 8, 2020: Well, day #1 in the books of my new teaching venture...elementary! My two favorite interactions with kids -- I think it has to do with my new hairdo 3rd grader: “Are you an art teacher from New [...]
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 week I talked about pulling back the arrow to move forward, and how moving backwards in our journey is exactly what we need to move forward. What can we be doing in the time when we’re pulling back? This [...]
We all remember the unit on archery from our elementary school gym classes and the steps involved in learning the sport. One of the most important steps is the “draw,” the act of pulling back the arrow, before it can [...]
Once again this week high school student and Yellow Parachute Learning Partners client Bernie Whitely is serving as our guest blogger. Here is part 2 of her blog: Having been diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, I know I’ll [...]
This week’s guest blogger is Bernie Whitely, a tremendously inspiring high school student who has worked with Yellow Parachute Learning Partners for a few years. Here is part 1 of her guest blog: My name is Bernie. I’m one of [...]