Thoughts on Organization, Time Management and Taking My Own Advice

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Category: Setting Goals, Wellness

For many years now, I’ve worked with students of all ages to strengthen their time management and organization skills based on the strategies in Ana’s first book, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week. I believe whole heartedly in these methods, and have seen first hand how they positively impact student’s academic and personal lives. The tenets … Continue reading

How Much Homework Is Too Much?

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Category: Education Articles, Parenting, Schools, Wellness

A common question posed by educators, parents and students centers around daily homework: how much is too much? While there isn’t one answer that fits every subject, school or individual student, we wanted to look at both sides of the issue. On the one hand, homework can achieve the necessary goal of reinforcing material learned … Continue reading

Staff Post: How to Avoid Sleep Deprivation and Get the Ultimate Night’s Rest

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Category: Setting Goals, Technology, Wellness

This post was written by Harsh, a popular Green Ivy tutor and neuroscience major. One of the most important facets of our work here at Green Ivy is helping students improve not only their academic and organizational skills, but also their life habits. Students often don’t realize that their well-bring is composed of many things, including nutrition, … Continue reading

The Impact of Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation on Children, Tweens and Teens

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Category: Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Wellness

Much of our work at Green Ivy revolves around helping students build their overall executive functioning skills, which in part, involves teaching simple strategies for time management and organization. We also take a holistic approach to student wellness, and encourage students to reflect on their overall well-being, which includes stress management, nutrition and sleep. In terms of … Continue reading

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

It’s Daylight Savings, But Is Your Child Getting Any More Sleep?

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Category: Wellness

Each week at Green Ivy, we meet with students to help them develop their time management, organization and overall executive functioning skills. When they first start working with us, many assume that our focus will be entirely on studying efficiently for tests and completing homework, so they are surprised when we talk to them about … Continue reading

Managing College Applications

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Category: College Admissions, College Corner, College Counseling, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Uncategorized, Wellness

Now that the admissions season is in full swing here at Green Ivy, we thought it might be helpful to share some suggestions and strategies on managing what can easily become an overwhelming process. While most of what we offer here is aimed at students, there are some tips that parents might find helpful as … Continue reading

Reflection and Weekly Regroups: Crucial Components in Student Success

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Category: Crumpled Paper Book, NY Times articles, Wellness

I was recently working with a student who adopted Green Ivy’s organizational and time-management techniques, and has been using them with an inspiring level of success in the new school year. Instead of feeling confident and elated, his new organizational prowess (and related increased productivity and free time) made him feel nervous, because he had … Continue reading

Inspiring Empathy and Resilience in Children

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Category: Parenting, Wellness

There is no way to keep children from experiencing some of the hurt feelings, disappointment, frustration or failure that are a part of natural life. In fact, research has repeatedly shown that doing so can actually cause harm. At the same time, there are many ways of inspiring empathy and resilience in children by supporting … Continue reading