Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

We’ve been enjoying working with some of our younger students these past weeks with the book, “Your Fantastic Elastic Brain”. We learned about the different parts of our brain but more importantly, how we can grow it. Like our muscles, we need to...
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

Hearts for ADHD

I love this idea by fellow coach Jennifer Carlton Kampfe. (Make sure to visit her site at http://www.fantasticallyfocused.com/hearts/). Did you know ADHD experts estimated that children with ADHD receive 20,000 more negative messages by age 12 than children without...
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Self-Regulation and Digital Devices

I think we can all admit, there are times when we become glued to something on one of our digital devices. I’m personally guilty when it comes to ancestry research. If I begin, I know I will use every free minute, and probably more! A study completed in 2013 by...
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The Pause Button

I was introduced to the idea of a pause button and loved it.   Initially it was introduced as something students could imagine, especially those that may be impulsively lying. It is a great tool in  asking  students to pause, and reflect on their given answer....
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Routine Can Be Fun!

I love incorporating art into my coaching if it is right for the student. It allows for a relaxed, calm, and open communication, which always enhances learning. Loved these morning and  bedtime routines for some of my students.
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Making the Connection

I really enjoy doing this activity. It can be done at many stages in the coaching relationship. In the beginning, it is a great project to break the ice and get to know the student. It can also be used later as a self esteem project when we are trying to focus on the...