School from Home: Hacks to Get Your Kid to Virtual Class On Time

Help! My kid can’t follow the distance learning schedule!!

Hey Tribe!

Did you blink and this week was over? Or, did it stretch out to feel like about 5 months? Maybe it was both at the same time. That’s probably what I’d say for myself. I’ve been so lucky to work with so many amazing families and schools lately, as we team up to support EF and the new demands of schooling in a pandemic.

One of the

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School from Home Prep: Dealing with Overwhelm

Hey Tribe,

Whew! This week’s show is inspired by this week’s experience for so many: overwhelm. Holy smokes has it been busy around here. Since school is starting for many of my coaching students and started at my own school two weeks ago, we’ve been hustling to stay on top of our to-do lists. The upside is that busy times often birth some of the best systems and strategies because they force us to focus and prioritize the

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School from Home Prep: Mapping Your Energy to Hack Your Schedule & Productivity

This week’s energy tracking form is here. If you want to keep one for yourself to edit (to add the times for tracking), please select File —> Save a copy. 

Hey Tribe,

This podcast is being recorded after teaching my first week of the (much anticipated) Fall 2020 semester. I’ll share the high and low lights with you soon; maybe if you’re starting later than we are, you can learn from our launch. I am capital T Tired,

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School from Home Prep: Dealing with the Unknowns by Doing Teacher Recon

Hey Tribe!

Man, ya’ll got to me this week with your emails. Thank you so much for reaching out with your positive experiences using the strategies! It absolutely fills my heart and makes all of the efforts so very worthwhile when I know they are empowering kids and the people who love them!

This week we’re continuing our Prep for School (whatever school may be) theme with some action!! We’re going to talk about the questions to ask

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Prep for school-at-home: Organize Physical and Digital Space

How to Organize NOW so You’re Ready for the (Covid-Crazy) School Year 

Summertime, and the living is…weird. Welcome to the second episode in our series about preparing for the fall school year. Whether you are wanting to send your child back to school or remain in distance learning, “school” will start at some point over the next few weeks. Taking a little time now to get some organization systems set up will serve you well and save lots of

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Prep for school-at-home: Routines for Busy/Available Parent Times

Practice “busy/available” routines. Establish how to get independent help before school resumes  

Welcome to the EF Podcast! I’m so happy you’re here, tribe, because we’re starting a four-week crash course in all things distance learning. So many of you have reached out to say that you’re dreading having your kids do school from home—not because you don’t love time with your kids (duh), but you’re dreading the wobbly balancing act of running your own life, your

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Using Disappointment to Grow Your Child’s Brain

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I’m collecting ideas for a distance learning series. Please let me know what questions you have and what you’re dreading about potentially more distance learning. I’m excited to help all of us strategize the struggle!

Summer feels off this year. No trips, no sleep overs, no movie theaters on a hot day. It’s safe to say we’re

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Executive Functions to Fight Racism

This episode might get me in the good kind of trouble, and I’m okay with that. We’re getting uncomfortable because it’s the right thing to do. I have examples from over 15 years of teaching, and of course, I’ll change the names of my colleagues and students. But these are honest examples of how I’ve seen racism play out in school and how I have (and haven’t) used executive function to combat racism. I challenge you to absorb

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Our 2019-2020 School Year In Review

ly for its spectacularly strange ending with distance learning. At every transition in time, it’s important to take a little while to reflect on what went wonky, what went right, and what we learned. This week on the podcast, we’re doing a review of the 2019-2020 school year and its indications for executive function.

We’ll start with the wonky, the things we didn’t expect, or thought would go differently.

First up, Independent Learning. Distance (or Remote) Learning asked students

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Guest Mike Laharty Talks about School’s Most Challenging Students

Have you ever wondered where students who can’t *yet* function in public school settings go? Who helps them? What makes those programs a better fit for their needs?

Listen, I’m  not going to pretend that all programs for students with “extreme” needs are quality. It’s just not true. But, there are some that are top notch and have amazing people leading them! This episode interviews one of these amazing people, Mike Laharty. In our talk, we explore:

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