The ONLY safe assumption we can make right now

Hey Tribe,

I just presented to an awesome group of teachers (online for safety, of course) about our EF hacks! Our tribe is sure to grow this week, and we welcome anyone who wants to strategize the struggle with us! Thank you, Tribe, for your super kind words and great ideas this week. I’ve had a few of you reach out with such touching stories, and so many clients shared positive changes and breakthroughs. Other than picking up

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The BEST plan for Executive Function and Surviving Stress

Tribe,

Fun. Remember fun. Okay, I don’t need to be that dramatic. Fun has not been cancelled. It’s been beat up, boxed in, and diminished quite a bit over the past six months of pandemic survival, but it’s not cancelled. I’m here today to make the argument that fun isn’t just an extra something that we make room for once in a while, when all of the have-tos are done. Today I’m going to teach you why

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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