Teaching

Winter of Wonder: The Magical Detective Trick to Stop Fighting with your Kids

Hey Tribe,

        To risk the cliché, this pandemic has got me reflecting on what really matters, and that line of thought has put some cognitive dissonance in my brain; it’s made space for two competing truths to consider at the same time. And, since I’m working on my own flexible thinking (a super important Executive Function for teachers and other humans), I’m almost enjoying the banter of paradoxical thinking.

       For example, in

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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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Creating a Home Schedule for Distance Learning

Click here for resources to make your home learning schedule! 

Hey tribe!

I appreciate so many of you reaching out with questions. I’ve really had to stretch and reflect on one particular question that has come up again and again from our community: what are the top two or three things I can do right now to help my kid at home?

One time I wrote to Russell Barkley, who is a hero of mine and a researcher

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Home school for kids who struggle in school-school

Suddenly home schooling? Kids with learning challenges may experience a transition to distance learning, but we can strategize this struggle too. This week’s podcast covers some basics of adjusting to home schooling, including a few places parents can just Let It Go! (You’re welcome for starting the song in your head) 

Some reminders and tips include:

*Know that it won’t take up the same amount of time

*Forgive yourself: you can’t replace school, even if you worked at

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Resolutions and Reflections that Work for Kids with Executive Function Needs

How to Make the Most of Reflections and Resolutions

New year is a fresh start. To be truly “fresh,” though, we have to commit to staying aware of the habits we have that keep us in old ruts and unhealthy patterns. One great place to look is at your reactions to your child or students.

 Are you shoulding on them?

Are you taking it personally?

Is it a puzzle or a problem?

Are you seeking new information and ideas?

If

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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 by

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What is Executive Function and why is it so important?

Welcome to the very first episode of the Executive Function Podcast! I’m over the moon happy to have you join us to discover strategies to support you and your child! If you’re not sure what Executive Function (EF) is or how it could be impacting your life, you’re in the right place! Today we’re going to jump in and explore EF—what it is, why it matters, and how supporting its development can change lives in huge ways!

Before

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