New Grad Job Hunting

Ten Things Every New Grad Needs To Know About Job Hunting

Ten Things Every New Grad Needs To Know About Job Hunting by Liz Ryan If you’ve just graduated from college, congratulations! That’s a huge accomplishment! You may feel a mix of emotions: pride, exhaustion, sadness at leaving your school and your friends, hopefulness, and uncertainty about the future. Unless you’ve accepted a job offer before you left campus, you might[…]

The Ultimate Guide to Acing Your Final Exams

The Ultimate Guide to Acing Your Final Exams

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FINAL EXAMS: 17 FINALS TIPS TO THRIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE THIS FINALS SEASON Happy finals week! Or, well, not so happy. If it’s the last few weeks of your semester, then you know what I’m talking about – this is the season where college students collectively lose their minds. But not[…]

The Secret to Extraordinary Success

Principal Shahe Reveals the Secret to Extraordinary Success Principal Shahe hadn’t read the pre-written questions I had emailed him the day before our interview. “I understand, you’re busy, not a lot of time to read emails,” I say as I pull them up on my screen. “No, no. I didn’t want to,” he replies as[…]

3 Steps that kill procrastination (Spring break projects)

3 Steps that kill procrastination (Spring break projects) OK, it’s Spring break and according to your child, his teacher decided to take revenge on her class by assigning a complicated project due the first day back. Procrastination If your child is anything like the students I’ve met this past week, he is doing everything possible[…]

Master the 5-paragraph essay (using colors)

Many students we meet often struggle to write essays. Usually, they have brilliant ideas and lots to write about, but they’re just not entirely sure how to put it all together. Not knowing how to organize an essay makes writing one feel so overwhelming that many students get stuck staring at a blank page as time races[…]

After Watching This, Your Brain Will Not Be The Same

In life, we shape our brain over time as we learn and grow. Dr. Lara Boyd, a physical therapist and neuroscientist at the University of British Columbia, says After Watching This, Your Brain Will Not Be The Same at TEDxVancouver. “So how do we learn? And why do some of us learn things more easily[…]

How much help is too much? (5 rules to live by)

I was asked once by a client, whose 10-year-old daughter had been struggling with math for quite some time, “How much should I help [my daughter] with her schoolwork?” Mom and daughter would spend 2-3 hours per night studying math and weren’t seeing progress. Mom’s question is a common one and very worthy of a detailed response:[…]

Every Kid Needs A Champion

Every student needs a champion in his or her life. Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them[…]

A sneak peak into how we develop leadership skills

Email to a tutor (a sneak peak into how we develop leadership skills) Hi ————, It was great to chat today! I’ll include a few of the techniques we discussed below for your reference. Please let me know how it goes after your next session with —–. Students act out less when they feel heard,[…]

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