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What’s Happening with HISD?

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) has come under fire recently, as the Texas Education Agency (TEA) threatens to take over HISD’s elected board of

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Time Management

Procrastination vs Proactiveness

It’s Thursday evening and you’re frantically working to finish up this science project due tomorrow morning at 8am. Tired, anxious, and annoyed that you can’t

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Impression Management

Dressing for Success

Looking good is important, right? Students, teachers, parents, and everyone else cares about looking good; it’s only natural. What many people may not know, however,

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Parenting

Parent Cheerleaders

I think we can all agree that every parent wants their children to do well. Whether academically, athletically, or socially, seeing their children succeed is

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Study Skills

How Memory Works

“I have a bad memory.” This is one of my least favorite phrases in the English language. I have to remind students every day that

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healthy habits

Staying Healthy in School

As the school year goes on and the weather gets colder, students spend more and more time indoors. While there are some great things about

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Parenting

Helicopter Parenting

Nobody likes a helicopter parent, right? Most of us have heard the words used at some point, probably in a critical way, but what exactly

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Productivity

Why Exercise Matters for Students

Modern-day students spend most of their waking hours sharpening their minds at school, building relationships with friends and families, and pursuing a wide variety of

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healthy habits

Coffee and Kids

Lots of people drink coffee. It’s one of the most commonly consumed beverages on the planet. While here in the US, it’s mostly adults who

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Impression Management

Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset

“The challenges we face are irrelevant. I only care about your response.” One of my favorite teachers and mentors repeated this axiom weekly during my

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Executive Functioning

Art & Executive Function

Ask any parent, and they’ll tell you art projects are a great way of keeping kids occupied in a healthy way. Finger painting, sculpting clay,

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healthy habits

Outdoor Activities Continued

Students today spend more time inside than ever before. More time outside means more opportunities for everything from sunburn and bug bites to more serious

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Time Management

Overscheduled

These days, there are lots of options available for after-school activities. From sports teams and karate classes to math clubs and music lessons, there’s something

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Impression Management

Choosing Extracurriculars

For all age groups, extracurricular activities play a key role both in allowing students to develop their interests, hobbies, and talents outside of the classroom

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Executive Functioning

Brain Games for Executive Function

Sometimes, learning and playing don’t have to be separate activities. Nowadays, you can incorporate learning and practicing executive function skills with brain games. If you

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