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Episode #169, Mastering ISEE Synonyms

Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished, talks about how students can master ISEE synonyms.

Episode #169, Mastering ISEE Synonyms

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August 24th, 2017
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Episode #168, Mark Altman, Helping Teens Build Positive Mindsets

On episode 168, Alexis Avila speaks to teen mentor Mark Altman Founder of Mindset Go, a company that empowers students to find their voice to become the best versions of themselves and actualize their potential. Mark also wrote the curriculum and teaches the Parenting your Teen: Communication for Life workshops that help parents and teens better talk and listen to each other so they can strengthen their relationships. Marks’ belief? That growth mindset is the top contributor to personal and professional success and happiness. On today’s episode Mark talks about how he empowers students to become more confident and effective communicators.

Marks advice for teens: It’s never too early to improve your skills (especially your communication skills) and improve your resume.

For another related podcast interview check out episode #80 with Tami Walsh, on her wisdom for teenage girls

Episode #168, Mark Altman, Helping Teens Build Positive Mindsets

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August 15th, 2017
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Episode #166, Wayne Weber, Helping Families Give the Gift of College

On episode 166, Alexis Avila speaks to Wayne Weber, CEO of Gift of College, a gift registry for college savings plans, helping friends and family to contribute to loved ones’ existing or newly established 529 college savings accounts or make a payment toward an existing student loan account.   Over the holiday season Toys“R”Us®  became the first retail chain to offer Gift of College gift cards to shoppers at select stores across the country.  On today’s episode, Wayne talks about the rising cost of college, and how his Gift of College can help you better afford college and pay off your student loan debt.

Wayne’s advice for teens: Make sure you know what you want to do and take the right steps to get there. You don’t want to get 135K degree for a low paying job. Instead consider a lower cost degree, or spend a few years in community college to cut off some of the tuition cost.

For another related conversation, check out my podcast #134 with John Hupalo on Financing College

Episode #166, Wayne Weber, Helping Families Give the Gift of College

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July 20th, 2017
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Episode #163, Executive Function Building Blocks: How to Study for an Exam

Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished, LLC talks about how students especially those with executive function issues can study effectively for an exam.

Episode #163, Executive Function Building Blocks, How to Study for an Exam

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June 22nd, 2017
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Episode #162, Seth Perler, Strengthening Your Executive Functioning Skills

On episode 162, Alexis Avila  speaks with Seth Perler, an educator and teen coach. Seth  was a teacher for 12 years (several grades and subjects), has a B.A. in Education, an M.Ed. in Gifted Education, has worked with teens with substance issues for 15 years, and taught on a Navajo reservation. On today’s episode Seth talks about the one thing all struggling students share, and gives us ways to strengthen your executive function skills.

What turned Seth around in school? He started asking teachers for help. Now Seth works with students and teaches them accountability.

Some of Seth’s favorite executive function strategies? Teaching students systems ex) how to use a planner, and how to learn routines

Seth’s advice for parents? Reward and praise your child for small successes. Try to compliment three times for each criticism.

Seth’s purpose of education? To help a child launch a successful adulthood. Executive function issues seem to be something a lot of student struggle with which interferes with this launch.

Check out Seth’s youtube channel!

For another related conversation, check out my podcast #32 with executive function expert Sarah Ward

Episode #162, Seth Perler, Strengthening Your Executive Functioning Skills

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June 15th, 2017
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Episode #154, Eric Stutman, Six Goals for the Best College Search Experience

On episode 154, Alexis Avila speaks to college consultant and founder of Top Choice College Consulting Eric Stutman. Eric uses his research and project management skills to help his Top Choice College Consulting clients find the best fit and stay on schedule. Eric earned a BS degree from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and an MS degree from Boston University’s College of Engineering.

On today’s episode, Eric talks about the goals students should make so that everyone involved in the college admissions process will have a great experience during, and after, the college search!

Eric highly recommends the Fiske college guide which has honest observations about the political and social climates at many colleges.
Eric’s advice for teens: Get ready for college in an organized, on-time way, and don’t procrastinate.

 For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #82 with Joan Casey: How to Thrive in College

Episode #154, Eric Stutman, Six Goals for the Best College Search Experience

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April 1st, 2017
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Episode #142, Marc Hoberman, How to Become a Better Student

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Today on episode 142, I’m talking to Marc Hoberman, Founder and Director of Grade Success Inc. Marc is a Keynote Speaker, Seminar Leader, Consultant, and author and has trained students, teachers, and corporate executives nationally through a variety of Personal Improvement and Training Methods. As a freelance writer for NY Parents Metro Magazine,  Marc has shared his wealth of educational expertise with thousands of parents each year. From the classroom to the boardroom, Marc continues his mission to “help people realize their full potential.”

 

On today’s episode, Marc gives us his best tips for how students can thrive at school and become better students.

 

Marc’s studying tips: Study for 20 minutes at one time, then take a 5 minute break away from study area, then go back and review same material for 20 minutes to best retain material.

Marc’s study tip no no’s: Don’t cram and don’t lie in bed while studying.

Marc’s best ways to get an “A”: 1) be in tune with your teacher (go office hours and seek extra credit) 2) form a study group with other smart students who you can learn from 3) do the best you can

Marc’s advice for teens: you are who your friends are. If you are emailing people who are not nice then you need to move away from that. And set a goal and ask yourself what you are going to do for the next ten years to achieve your goal.

 

For another related conversation check out my podcast episode # 38 with Jeff Leiken on The Power of Mentoring

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November 11th, 2016
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Episode #122, Vicki Davis, The Cool Cat Teacher: Inspiring the 21st Century Student

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On episode 122, Alexis Avila talks to teacher Vicki Davis founder of the award winning teacher blog, Cool Cat Teacher. Vicki started her blog with three central themes in mind:

1. How to use technology and be a better teacher. (Which sometimes means putting away the technology)

2.How to build a better relationship with my students.

3. How to live a better life at home by making key decisions at school. As a result of her blog Vicki has developed an amazing online presence with over 123,000 Twitter followers, and 130,000 monthly downloads for her podcast, Every Classroom Matters .

Vicki has written for Edutopia, the Washington Post, and the Atlantic. She has spoken at Harvard and Princeton and at major technology companies like Google, Microsoft, and Discovery Education. On Today’s episode Vicki talks about how the classroom has changed in the 21st century and shares with us the types of resources you will find on her amazing blog, Cool Cat Teacher.

Some suggested writing apps: Grammarly, Hemingway, and Prowriting Aid

Advantage to technology in classroom: Teacher’s can clone themselves on Youtube for example, so student’s can learn at own pace.

Vicki’s words of wisdom for teens: Ask wise mentors and parents for advice, and don’t necessarily lean on your buddies for advice (will probably get the wrong advice!!) And remember, you are a MASTERPIECE!

For another related podcast on the 21st century classroom make sure to listen to Episode 13, my conversation with TED international teaching award winner, teacher Jamie Cohen, Life in the 21st Century Classroom

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Episode 122, Vicki Davis, The Cool Cat Teacher, Inspiring the 21st Century Student

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May 12th, 2016
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Episode 117, 5 Ways to Get an A in School

On this tutoring tips episode #117, Tutor Anooj shows you how to get an A in school. Anooj was valedictorian of his high school class, so play close attention to these tips!
Tip 1: Always do your homework
Tip 2: Start preparing for exams at least 1-2 weeks in advance
Tip 3: Take notes in class
Tip 4: Prioritize items in class that count the most
Tip 5: Eat healthy, sleep well, exercise, and do fun things

Episode 117, 5 Ways to Get an A in School

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March 30th, 2016
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Back to School Organizing Tips for Students

Use these strategies to start the year off on the right foot.

Organize Your Homework
Purchase an academic calendar with room to write notes in it.
(if you must use technology to schedule and organize your homework, use google calendar, or the iStudiez Pro App, which which is an easy way to keep track of your schedule, homework, and grades!
Take a look at all your assignments and make a list of what’s due each week.
Prioritize the list by arranging by due date.
Look at your assignments and figure out how long it will take to accomplish each task. For example, writing approximately how long takes to do math homework could be listed as 30 minutes ,1 hour etc.

Organize Your Backpack
Carry only the textbooks and folders for the classes you have on a given day. This will help protect your back, too!
Carry the following in a separate compartment: two black and blue ink pens, two pencils with erasers, a highlighter, a stack of blank index cards, and a mini pencil sharpener.
Always keep your assignment notebook near the top of your bag for easy access.

Store School Papers at Home
Make folders for each subject to store school papers.
At the end of each week, transfer graded school papers from your backpack to the appropriate home folder.
Keep your folders in special drawer away from other home clutter
Hang your A + papers on the fridge for all to see! It will give you that motivation to keep getting A’s.

Organize Your Desk
Remove all clutter from your desk.
Add the essentials that you will need each day (pens and pencils, lined paper, laptop) .
Group similar things together. Pencils/pens, post-it notes, and your stapler go in one area, while homework and projects goes in another area.
Keep a garbage can nearby to get rid of things.

Recommended School Supplies
Assignment notebook with room to write notes in
Pencils and Pens (blue and black ink)
Highlighter
Paper Clips
Folders
Lined Paper and index cards
Tape and scissors (for school projects)
Calculator
Mini Dictionary (students typically aren’t allowed to use their cellphones during the school day)

Back to School Organizing Tips for Students

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January 18th, 2016
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