Social Media Wellness Conversation with The Los Altos Town Crier

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Category: Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

Green Ivy Educational Consulting founder Ana Homayoun, sat down with the Los Altos Town Crier to discuss her third book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, which aims to illuminate today’s social media landscape, inspire critical conversations that parents, teens, and educators need to be having around technology, and offer practical means for helping our kids achieve … Continue reading

Reflections of the First 13 Years

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Category: Just For Fun

This morning, I gave a presentation to a small group of Bay Area school counselors on the latest social media trends. Afterwards, I headed to my office and realized that today is the 13th anniversary of Green Ivy, the educational consulting firm I created to help students and schools with organization, time-management, and wellness issues. … Continue reading

Guest Post: Tips on How to Make This A Productive and Successful Semester

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Category: Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

Dasha has been working at Green Ivy for several years, and is a thoughtful and popular instructor. She is finishing up her requirements for being an EMT, and has been taking additional courses since graduating from Stanford in her quest to apply to medical school. Below she shares her three tips for helping students begin … 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: Dasha S.

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Category: Back-to-School

You’ve been working at Green Ivy for three years. What brought you to Green Ivy, and what have you enjoyed most about the experience? The first experience I’ve had teaching/tutoring was in my mom’s classroom. She was teaching a summer school class of third graders, and I would come in twice a week to teach … Continue reading

College Counseling Corner: Common Application OPEN for Rising Seniors

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Category: Back-to-School, College Corner, College Counseling

Many college applications are available through the Common Application, which opened up for 2015-16 submission on August 1. You can access the Common Application here. The personal statement questions have changed from previous years, and while some counselors are concerned about how these changes can affect a student’s ability to write a thoughtful, reflective personal statement, … Continue reading

Welcome to Summer at Green Ivy!

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Category: Back-to-School, College Admissions, College Corner, College Counseling, Setting Goals, Standardized Test Prep, Standardized Test Preparation, Summer Plans, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers

The school year is almost over (and for some of you, it’s long been over!) – which means it’s time to look at summer offerings! At Green Ivy, we are in the office Monday-Fridays during the summer, and doing our group workshops, as well as one-on-one work. Our schedule is limited and tends to fill … Continue reading

Starting the School Year Off Right with Green Ivy in the Schools

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

Every year, Green Ivy visits middle schools and high schools around the country and gives talks to parents, students and faculty members on how to create an amazing school year. We also give our 90 minute workshops on organization, time-management, personal purpose and setting goals for the school year – it’s fun, interactive, and kids … Continue reading