Advising 101: Summer Programs—Best Practices and Green Ivy Recommendations

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Category: College Admissions, College Corner, College Counseling, Parenting, Schools, Setting Goals, Summer Plans, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers

Summer may *seem* a long time away (especially if you’re dealing with snow and winter cyclones!) but many great summer programs have applications that are due in February and March (!). Since part of our college counseling program at Green Ivy includes helping students choose the right fit for summer activities, we wanted to share our best practices in … Continue reading

Staff Spotlight: Emily, Office Manager

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Category: Inspirational Q & A

Emily joined the Green Ivy staff as our office manager in the fall of 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and has worked in the educational sector in various project and event management roles for many years. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband and … Continue reading

Academic Advising 101: How to Make the Most of a Campus Visit

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Category: College Admissions, College Corner, College Counseling, Education Articles, Parenting, Schools, Summer Plans, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers

One of the most effective ways for students to get a first-hand feel for college campuses and narrow their perspective college lists is to spend time planning a variety of campus visits. This is also a key way students can show “demonstrated interest” in a college, an aspect that is considered in admissions, especially at smaller or lesser … Continue reading

Academic Advising 101: Mission Totally Possible—Creating A College List

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Category: College Admissions, College Corner, College Counseling, Schools, Setting Goals, Teen Boys, Teen Girls

Many students (and parents!) find that drafting an initial college list to be a daunting task. After all, there are over 4,000 colleges across the country. While different college rankings can certainly offer a place to start when researching schools, the subjective rankings are often met with skepticism. At Green Ivy, we believe it is more useful to … Continue reading

New Year, New Semester, New Goals!

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Category: Uncategorized

Happy 2018! 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

Great Strategies to Promote Social Media Wellness in the New Year!

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

Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year or semester can be a fantastic time to talk to your teens about the most productive ways to navigate the online world and help them learn strategies that encourage social media wellness. In Ana Homayoun’s new book, Social Media Wellness, she looks at some of the ways … Continue reading

Green Ivy Holiday Schedule

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Category: Uncategorized

  We wish all of you a fantastic Winter Break, with lots of downtime and digital detox! The Green Ivy offices will be closed from December 21-Jan 2, so that our staff can spend time with their families. We will be back in the office January 3, and resume our regularly scheduled sessions on Monday, … Continue reading

Social Media Wellness Book Tour FAQs (and answers)!

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Category: NY Times articles, Parenting, Social Media Wellness, Social Networking, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

Green Ivy Educational Consulting founder Ana Homayoun spent the past few months on the road for her book tour talking to schools about her latest book, SOCIAL MEDIA WELLNESS. Here, we’re borrowing a recent post from her blog (check it out here) on the top questions from her tour. The tour continues in January – see … Continue reading

Five Ways to Stop, Reflect and Manage End of Year Stress

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Category: Education Articles, Parenting, Social Media Wellness, Teens and technology, Wellness

Students and adults alike feel the stress of the end of the year, whether that be because of finals, college applications or all the expectations that come with the holiday season. Studies have shown that one of the best ways to regroup during hectic times is to reflect and think about the things we are … Continue reading