Test Optional/Flexible Colleges and How They are Game Changers

I went to a great talk last night put on by the Sequoia Union Parent Ed Series. If you haven’t attended one of their events, I highly recommend them. The topic of last night’s event was Twenty Years in College Admission—What Has Changed, What Hasn’t: Reflections from Both Sides of the Desk. The legendary Alice Kleenan interviewed […]

benefits of mindfulness and meditation for kids

Jim Wiltens, who teaches fabulous leadership classes for elementary and middle school students is one of my favorite resources for students. As he says,”extraordinary people are ordinary people with extraordinary habits”. Jim teaches leadership in a tangible way to students; giving them tips and tricks they can implement immediately. Meditation and mindfulness are high on […]

organization and growth mindset-the struggle is real

Last week I was on the other side of the table and attended my daughter’s middle school conferences. She’s in 7th grade and this year has definitely been an adjustment; higher expectations by her teachers, more work, more responsibilities, and puberty. That doesn’t even touch on the social distractions of friend groups, social media, etc. […]

Need Help with Morning Routine? Try this!

  We’ve all been there; scrambling to find shoes, yelling about getting lunches made or breakfast consumed. I thought this article brought up some great suggestions, but the fundamental thing the author changed to have success in the morning was to ignore the morning routine completely. Say What? The author, Jenny Anderson, basically left the […]