Videos I made especially for STUDENTS
As I am “coaching” in these videos, I am speaking directly to students. Of course, it’s rare that students seek these out independently, so parents like to watch them first and show their child the ones they need. Use these any way you see fit, and if you like my work, please share it with others. Thanks! Seth
What students “SHOULD” do after the 1st day of school – Here’s a video I made for students to help you know how to kick off the school year right. This night will help SET THE TONE.
Junior says, “I’m no longer satisfied with ‘not being smart enough’ “ – In this vlog I respond to the introspective high schooler Ayla, discussing all sorts of interrelated topics to consider.
7 Summer School Tips – Set firm, clear boundaries, the same principles work. Watch the video for details.
For students: HOW to end the year? – Here’s a video for students on HOW to end the year. I outline 8 key concepts that will help.
Finals? #1 tip to study smarter, not harder – Here’s a video for Middle School, High School and College students who have exams coming up. It’s 5 minute long and I break down my favorite study strategy – and you might be surprised by how “easy” it is.
How to do school work over break – This video will break it down and give you some solutions.
STUDENTS: Do THIS to save your semester (video) – It’s crunch time again and you want to pass all your classes. In this video I explain how.
Don’t use the school planner, use this instead – Check out my suggestion on how to stay organized.
Students: Are You Going Through “The Dip” Again? -“The Dip” is a predictable pattern for many outside-the-box students. This 10 minute video will give you ways to make sure you pull out of the nosedive.
The Organizationally Challenged, 1/3 – This 7 minute video explains exactly how to help your child declutter, which is the first step in becoming organized.
The Organizationally Challenged, 2/3 – This 5 minute video explains exactly how I teach students to create organized spaces for the most important items in their lives.
The Organizationally Challenged, 3/3 – Here I discuss the difference between “maintainers” and “overhaulers” and explain the key to staying organized.
2 Essential Tools for Planning Your Writing – This 7 minute video explores two small but essential tools in any writer’s toolkit, audience and purpose.
FICTION WRITING: Elements of Story– Learn about the 5 elements that every story must have.
How to use writing process – In plain English! – This video outlines everything you need to know about the writing process so you can avoid the common struggles.
How to trap a monkey – In this 4 minute video I discuss this great metaphor for life and for working with your obstacles.
Winter Break 101 – Self-care tips to help students (as well as teachers and parents) re-charge during the winter break.
How to plan for projects and exams: Backwards planning 101 video – Planning is one of the most important skills students must master. In this 10-minute video I explain “Backwards planning” – a specific strategy I use with students who have long-term projects or upcoming exams/tests.
Standing desks and how they benefit kids – Check out the 15 min interview I did with Trevor Brown from The Undesk and learn about the benefits of standing desks.
How to bring up grades in a crunch – Turn things around before the semester is over with this useful 17-minute video. Packed with great tips!
How students can avoid “guru syndrome” – “Gurus” can be very convincing and their advice may work well for many people. But our kids are often very complex and they often need outside-the-box answers. This video sheds some light on this issue.
How School Culture Can Be Optimized – A supportive school can make a huge difference. Watch this 11-minute video to learn how a great school culture does several things well.
How to have the right mindset for school – In this 14-minute video I explore the purpose of education, the validity of letter grades, standardized testing, self-actualization, authenticity, and my model for looking at students.
Down to the wire – How to pull it together at the end of the school year – In this 8-minute video I will show you how I help students pull it together when the pressure is on and the stakes are high.
Advice from a professional 7th grader – In this 10-min video I am speaking with Diego, a 7th grader I work with. School is a struggle for him, and it’s really interesting to hear the advice he would give his younger self about it.
Finally! (A personal note to you) – Here’s a more personal video for you, my awesome audience. Please check it out.
The brilliant 3-ring conception of giftedness, Joseph Renzulli – Joseph Renzulli’s 3 ring model is an extraordinary framework for understanding learning. In this 7-minute video I explain the 3-ring conception and how it relates to executive function.
The magic of meditation, a true story – I have practiced various forms of meditation for many years and I began to experiment with it after I was in a coma that nearly killed me. Learn more about how it can help you too!
The dip: How to deal with the falling grades pattern – This 4-minute video sheds some light on the issue of the predictable “dip” at around week 6. Learn how to turn things around.
How post-its can help you get on top of school – A video all about how students can use stickies or post-its to get organized.
One solid tip for organizing papers & homework – In this 9-minute video, learn about “the queue”- a simple, powerful method of tracking everything important, homework or otherwise, in one centralized place.
Planner haters – Dislike planners? This 15-minute video will change your mind.
8 Quick & easy ideas to start school off right – The patterns that are set in the first 4-6 weeks of school set the tone for the entire school year. Be prepared on day 1 with these 8 tips.