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Is Sleep the New Non-Negotiable?

Get off The Hamster Wheel I was working with a client that was trying to figure out how he could get more work done instead of procrastinating and going down the YouTube & Facebook bunny trails. He finished each day feeling anxious and wrapped in guilt that he had not accomplished more.  Sound familiar? Maybe…

Hide The Homework, and Other Great Tips for Getting Homework Done

Conventional wisdom has us believe that homework needs to be done at a desk in a quiet room in one sitting until finished.  Does it really?  Homework can be a daily struggle for many families, especially those with students that have trouble getting started and sustaining focus. Let’s face it, for most kids homework is…

10 Effective Communication Tips For Teachers, Parents, and Students

The beginning of a school year is an exciting time, with a ton of activity. In addition to building goals, it’s also super important for setting clear, crisp communication guidelines. Purposeful communication makes the beginning of the school year so much easier for everyone involved. A smooth beginning might not guarantee perfection, but you can…

Effective School Communications Takes Many Forms

Technology, busy on-the-go parents, the new “mobile world” order, instant information screaming at you through screens and earbuds all conspire to overwhelm you with data. We live in a data rich, information poor environment where it is hard to get your message across when there is so much noise. Today’s K thru 12 schools are…

Reprinting a Message From Outgoing Education Secretary

For our TSCA reader base, who are interested in building community and improving education, this is an article worth reading. ______________________________________________ A Dispatch From the Outgoing U.S. Education Secretary America has the right to a great public education By John B. King Jr.-January 17, 2017 Education is a ladder. Rung by rung, it helps people…

Need a fast, easy way to reach parents and students? There’s an App for that!

There’s no doubt about it. We are a mobile society. Constantly receiving emails, text messages, and notifications to keep us informed about the news we care about. The challenge for schools, is being able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a cloud of texts, tweets, status updates, emails, and more. Well, there is a mobile…