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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 fun

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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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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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Brain Stealers: How to Boss Your Own Brain (save time and feel happier!)

Thank you for being part of this podcast! I love the emails and questions I’m getting from you! And, thank you so much for sharing this! It’s so cool to hear from new people who are joining our tribe and learning with us. We’re so much stronger together! A lot of people have reflected lately that the distractions of home have been an issue with learning and working from home. Truth be told, I’m struggling too. But, there’s

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Improve Your Child’s Attention and Focus Now (yes, even during boredom)

Hey tribe,

You’re not going crazy. Staying at home is a big change for so many of us. We haven’t seen friends or family in weeks. We can’t go to the gym or get our hair cut. Even going to the grocery store feels like a visit to different land. Your brain has had years of practice to adjust to the normalcies of your day. Good times or bad, your brain has strategies to adapt. Your brain is experiencing

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Distance Learning Hacks for Families

Is Distance Learning making you feel like you’re back in school? So many parents are reaching out for help–realizing just how much the Executive Functions like organizing and prioritizing are used as a student!! One of the areas that you can make easier for yourself and your child is hacking the assignments and workload. 

But first, I have to celebrate my momma, and my own brain’s strategies. I’ve been online teaching all day. I hit a few snags in planning

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