The Recipe for Academic Success
If you are not getting the grades that you want or are super stressed trying to get those grades, then you’re probably not doing ALL three steps in the Recipe for Academic Success at the same time.
CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW to learn more about the 3 “ingredients” in the Recipe for Academic Success. Continue reading
Let’s be proactive this year, not reactive! Being proactive means staying on top of your work and communicating with your teachers on a regular basis. Being proactive is asking questions and solving problems as soon as they come up instead of ignoring them and putting them off. Being reactive is not taking any action until something bad happens as problems just get bigger. Here are 4 questions that can help you start off the year on the right track. Continue reading
This is the perfect time for teens to reflect on the past year. What contributed to their success? What would they do differently next year? It is important for teens to self-reflect and celebrate their successes as well as think about how they want to improve for next year. Continue reading
Back to School success starts now! Having teens start the year off with a proactive approach can make all the difference. In order for teens to set themselves up for academic success, they need to become self-aware of how they motivate.
There are two primary ways that get us moving:
- Moving away from what we want to avoid
- Going toward what we want to get Continue reading
This year’s graduates have tossed their tassels and are now preparing to embark on an incredible journey. There were some amazing 2013 commencement speeches made at graduation ceremonies that inspired students as they enter a new chapter in their lives.
But as I read through many of the great presentations, I noticed a similar theme. All of the speeches seemed to inspire young adults to think about success differently, to be lifelong learners, and to find their own way to link their work with a sense of purpose and passion. These are all valuable skills that I strive to instill in my teen clients. However, the questions that persisted in my mind were, “Why are these valuable life lessons being bestowed at the END of their education? What could be possible if this great advice was integrated into young people’s lives from the BEGINNING?” Continue reading
It’s Summer Vacation! I’m sure that your middle school or high school student had a challenging year. It’s time for everybody to relax (just a bit) and take a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of the school year. It must also mean that it’s time for your teen to toss his backpack in the closet, forget everything he learned and neglect to take any time to self-reflect about what he wants to do differently next year, right? Wrong!
Spring Break is over. No more sleeping in. No more vacation. It’s back to school for another two months before Summer Vacation. For many parents and students, the school year has been frustrating and stressful thus far. Perhaps you’re frustrated with your teen’s lack of motivation. Or maybe you’re a teen who has thought about putting in more effort to fulfill your full potential, but just don’t know where to begin. It’s not too late to end the school year on a strong note. It all starts with the power of Decision. Continue reading
If your teen student is not getting the grades that they want or they are super stressed out trying to get those grades, then they are not doing one of these three things in the Recipe for Academic Success.
1. Using their learning style when taking notes and studying.
2. Using their planner.
3. Talking to their teachers about what they can do better.
Most students may be doing one or two of these “ingredients”, but it takes doing ALL three at the SAME time in order to achieve the most academic success.
Happy New Year and Happy New Semester! It’s time to make New Year’s resolutions, right? Wrong! Well, kind of. As teens return to school from Winter Break, many are ready to make lofty goals such as studying more, getting better grades, communicating better with mom and dad, etc. That is all well and good, but let me say that, “Goals are overrated.” On the one hand, we all need goals and having them is a good thing, but how to get there is quite another. “Well-Designed Actions” to the rescue!
What really drives you? What is your core motivation? Different people are motivated in their own unique way. Becoming aware of different motivation styles allows you to improve productivity, reduce stress, feel more fulfilled, and improve communication with others (especially those who have a different motivation type than you.) Learn your unique motivation style and empower yourself to take advantage of your core motivation’s natural strengths and manage its weaknesses. Read the paragraphs below and figure out your core motivation type. Continue reading