Far too many of my students have sleep problems, yet good sleep is one of the foundations for optimizing brain function and learning. Fortunately, after talking with countless students about this … [Read More...]
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Here's the scoop: Spring has sprung and things are getting crazy. Energy is escalating. Teachers are getting tired from the long year, their plates are piling up with end of year … [Read More...]
If you haven't read this yet, it's time. It's called Stop Stealing Dreams (What is School For?) by Seth Godin. It's one of my favorites, something I've read several times. I consider it a … [Read More...]
Hello! Here's a more personal video for you, my awesome audience. Please check it out. What's it about? Finally, I finished my Student Success Toolkit minicourse. It's intended to give brand new … [Read More...]
Regardless of whether or not a student is identified as gifted, Joseph Renzulli's 3 ring model is an extraordinary framework for understanding learning. In this video I explain the 3-ring … [Read More...]
How to get better with priorities Every week I work with the most amazing group of outside-the-box learners. All are right-brained students who struggle with some combination of executive function … [Read More...]
Friday, February 20, 2015, I had the privilege of speaking at the Beyond Giftedness conference in Arvada, CO. I spoke to an audience of teachers and parents about my two favorite topics, giftedness … [Read More...]
Odd as this may sound, students who struggle with homework aren't just struggling with homework. They're struggling with many things that have a lot to do with "executive function." Executive … [Read More...]
Today I’m going to teach you exactly how and why I teach students to do a regular “backpack overhaul” and why it’s a critical tool for student success. Trust me, this is one of the best … [Read More...]
This won’t come as a surprise to you, but the students I work with aren’t exactly great with planning. In fact, they usually resist it. But here’s a problem, because learning to plan is absolutely … [Read More...]