Reflections of the First 13 Years

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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

Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween from the Green Ivy staff!  Wishing you and yours a happy, fun and safe holiday.  If you’re wondering tomorrow (or maybe even tonight!) what to do with all the candy, check out these neat recipe ideas from the creative people at Real Simple. What are some of your favorite leftover candy recipes?  

#Socktober!

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I know October is almost over, but this short clip from Kid President was a bright spot in my week; not only does he promote a good cause, he also gives some facts about social media use these days that can seem surprising.  For example, did you know that 350 million photos are uploaded to … Continue reading

TIP: Exercising for Health and the Mind

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Category: Education Articles, Just For Fun

Exercise has long been known to provide short- and long-term health benefits, including decreasing stress and body weight.  But did you know that physical activity can also help students be more successful in the classroom?  Studies are showing that children who are physically fit may be able to absorb and retain information more effectively than … Continue reading