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Executive Functioning Tip #5: Digital Clocks versus Analog Clocks

(Tip #5 of the series 15 Tips to Support Your Brain for Good Time Management), updated August 30, 2022 Today it’s hard to imagine that waaaaaaay back, around 1982, the digital clock was hot new technology.

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Inspiration from a Ninth Grader

During a recent Seeing My Time Family Group Course session, it was pretty cool to hear a ninth grader say that he found it “inspirational” when students and parents shared their personal improvements

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How to Teach Executive Functions: The BCE Method

I recently watched a Learning and the Brain webinar, taught by the team of Jack Naglieri and Kathleen Kryza. The topic was, unsurprisingly, executive functioning. I confess, it took some effort to sign

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Plan A and Plan B for Your Executive Functioning

I have a ritual every year by January 1st. To support the planning and prioritizing aspect of my executive functioning, I sit down with a piece of paper, some colored pencils, and my planner. I dream big,

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6 Strategies to Build a Solid Executive Function Foundation

As I work with clients on time management, many are overwhelmed by the demands on their lives. They feel stuck – like they are in a downward spiral. Their brains and bodies are cracking under the

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How Mentorship Supports Problem-Solving Abilities

One of the key executive functions necessary to achieve behavior change is the development of metacognition, which I define as “thinking about MY thinking.” It is a complex and rather abstract skill.

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Time for a Dopamine Fast?

I have been thinking lately about the wisdom of my mother’s frequently used saying: Too much of good thing can be bad for you. This is especially true when it comes to our executive functions. I’m

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EFS News: Retreat Time for Thinking and Dreaming

Oh summer! I just returned from an EFS retreat at the beautiful Oregon Coast with my administrative team, Kathleen and Veronica. This was our first reunion since we were all fully vaccinated, so the first

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10 Tips to Support the Brain During a Home Project

I have been thinking a lot lately about the executive functions required for the management of a home, especially related to home projects. When parents join their students for a Seeing My Time course,

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Tips for Recovering the Executive Function Skill of Future Thinking

As part of my online training course for professionals, the Teaching the Seeing My Time Program, I offer two live Q&A sessions. I love this opportunity to address participants’ questions about

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