New Year, New Semester, New Goals!

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Category: Back-to-School, NY Times articles, Parenting, Setting Goals, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Wellness

Happy 2017! We often look at the beginning of the new year as an opportunity for reflection and goal setting, we wanted to share some of our tips at Green Ivy for beginning the semester well. A recent article suggested that the key to success is ruthless self-examination (read: self-awareness) and goals and reflection are the … Continue reading

Back to School, Minus Stress!

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Category: Back-to-School

The beginning of a new school year brings about a mixture of emotions for students – there’s usually a combination of excitement, anticipation, anxiety and stress. Even if your teen isn’t prone to external stress, any period of transition like going back to school can bring about some semblance of positive and negative stressors.  A … Continue reading

Around the Office – Including Ana’s Latest Personal Essay

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Category: Back-to-School, College Corner, College Counseling, Setting Goals, Standardized Test Prep, Standardized Test Preparation, Uncategorized

Greetings!   We’re now officially a few weeks into the New Year, and at a time when those resolutions seem to falter a bit. I wrote this personal essay entitled “New Year, Old You” in last week’s San Francisco Chronicle. It’s all about how the New Year might be the best time to reclaim the “old … Continue reading

Happy 2016! We’re back (and better than ever!)

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Category: Back-to-School, Monday Recommendations, Parenting, Setting Goals, Wellness

Greetings! HAPPY 2016! Hope your holiday season was wonderful and restful, and that this upcoming year brings you much warmth and happiness. We’re back to our regular weekly schedule this week, and are excited about all the possibilities this new semester and year will bring. The beautiful thing about a new year in the middle … Continue reading

5 Tips for Avoiding Procrastination!

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Category: Back-to-School, Setting Goals, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

1. Leave the Electronics at Home! Although we might be able to convince ourselves that we can be surrounded, but not distracted by electronics, the truth is that the distractions are inevitable. Whether it is the vibration of a text message coming through your phone, or a ping from your computer as a friend likes … Continue reading

Staff Highlight: Lawrence M.

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Category: Back-to-School

Lawrence has been working with us for the past two years, and he has made a positive impact on the lives of many of our students. He graduated from Stanford University and has extensive experience as an academic coach and mentor for students from a variety of backgrounds. His positive, thoughtful manner and gentle enthusiasm … Continue reading

Staff Highlight: Analisa

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Category: Back-to-School

We’re so excited to have Analisa on our staff this year. Here are a few questions to help you get to know her better: What spurred your interest in teaching and subsequently Green Ivy? Throughout high school I always loved helping younger kids learn different subjects in school. In college I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

The Ideal School Supply List for September

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Category: Back-to-School, Setting Goals, Summer Plans, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Wellness

With back-to-school, there number one request I get is around school supplies – what to buy? There is really no one product that does it all for students, but often, the biggest mistake parents and students make when buying school supplies is purchasing supplies that make organization too complicated because there are too many pieces … Continue reading