SAT: How to help your teen.
Many students are gearing up for the SAT. Preparing for the SAT is similar to the way an athlete prepares for a race or a big game. There is so much to do, know, and remember. Meanwhile the students must continue to focus on their everyday classes, homework, projects, and tests. So how can you help your teen? […]
What Can Teens Find at the Library?
When I was young my dad used to take me to the library a lot. Our closest library was the Beaches Branch in Jacksonville Beach. I can remember visiting the old Main Library Downtown too occasionally. I remember the library being peaceful and quiet. I enjoyed picking out books to take home. I also had to […]
What is Academic Coaching for Teens?
Do you know a high school or college student who has anxiety about school? Do you know a student who needs help planning for the future? Do you want to help a student with time management and organization? Parents, is it sometimes hard to talk or connect with your teen? Are you worried your teen […]
College-bound with a GED(R)
As an adult educator, one of the most frequently asked questions I hear is this: “Should I complete my standard high school diploma or get my GED(R)?” When I began in this field in 2009, I undoubtedly would have given a resounding cry to get the standard high school diploma. However, everything changed with the […]
10 Things They Don’t Tell You at Orientation and Open House
Do you remember middle and high school? I do and it was a rollercoaster ride of academic pressure, switching classes, hormonal changes, personal identity, and the drama. Oh the drama! It’s enough to make kids cry and increase parents blood pressure to an unhealthy level. By now I am sure your student has been to orientation […]
Florida Teens Read 2017-18 List
Mills, Wendy. All We Have Left. Bloomsbury, 2016. Sixteen-year-old Jesse’s brother died on 9/11 in the Towers. She was only two and it seems as though all of the memories of Travis died when he did. Surely, dying isn’t the most important thing about his life. Sixteen-year-old Alia is Muslim and her parents just grounded […]
The First Tee of North Florida
The First Tee of North Florida is an exceptional program available for children and teens ages 5 – 17 that uses golf to teach important skills and enrichment lessons. There are various programs offered where participants learn the 9 core values: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy, and Judgment. For a $45 membership […]
Back to School: Designing a Study Environment for Success
While we may not get to have much input into how the school environment is organized we can have full reign on a study space at home. Designing a space at home with your teen where they can feel comfortable working and be successful should be part of your back to school plan. A primary goal in […]