August 26, 2019

I love learning about and trying out new productivity methods.  Two techniques that I’m going to try out in the weeks ahead are

1. Batch Scheduling, and

2. The Pomodoro Technique.

Batch Scheduling : "working on one specific type of task at a time until it’s complete or y...

May 7, 2018

I've made a list of summer activity ideas for high school students, and turned it into a downloadable document

March 8, 2018

Between April 1 and May 1, many high school seniors will be choosing which college they will attend. My suggestion is to make the most of this month by using the time to review and evaluate your options. 

Here are three steps that I recommend using to help with you...

February 24, 2018

The folks at Khan Academy have chosen some fantastic, free resources for students on their website. One can find anything from learning resources for AP classes, to coding learning, SAT Prep, and college admissions tips - all on the website

I have b...

February 6, 2018

I found this video on the website of the Gifft School in St. John, USVI, and wanted to share it myself. The video describes the effects of wolves being reintroduced to Yellowstone Park in 1995 by scientists. The wolves contributed to dramatic positive changes in the Ye...

January 18, 2018

Time management is a work in progress for most of us. In my opinion, the presence of the internet and social media demands a more conscious and disciplined approach to time management.

Let’s ask ourselves a question related to the time we spend on social media:

Why do yo...

December 10, 2017

Here are some suggestions for taking a break after a work session:

1. Inspiring coloring pages for teens:

2. Make a Pinterest board of your hopes or goals for college, or something else that is inspiring or soothing to you! 

3. Take a walk (be safe)!...

November 30, 2017

I have been encouraging high school seniors to make calendars for themselves for writing remaining essays. The best essays that admissions officers will read will not be written at the last minute. 

Maybe you don't want to hit "submit" on anymore applications until...

November 16, 2017

As students approach the college admissions process, I find the unicorn question to be a helpful one. 

The question could be rephrased as "What do you excel in?" But, I'd rather rephrase it as "What do you value? Are your values apparent in your life?" 

I prefer the...

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