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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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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

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How to study (real tips based on research and real classrooms)

Hello and welcome to the Executive Function Podcast. I’m your host, Sarah Kesty…a very proud teacher this week as I made an open invitation for Saturday School with me—a bonus time to complete work and study—and I had 22 students show up. That means their commitment to their own success beat out sleeping in, going somewhere fun, and staying up late the night before. Timing, of course, has something to do with this, as it was the

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Why is my kid SO smart and SO failing school? Podcast Episode 2

 This episode is going to shake up your brain a little bit…in a good way. We’re going to explore a question that probably floats around in your brain every day: Why is my kid, who is so smart, failing at school? Or you may even have a similar concern for yourself: you know you’re capable but sometimes the daily, nearly automatic tasks for others really elude you.

Years ago, I had a student named Aubrie, who was

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