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Touch. See. Feel. 

A Prof’s Manifesto on Paper Planners in a High-Tech World.

November 14 2021
Because all the technology they had was not helping them.  With every passing year since returning to teaching in 2007, I saw more and more students struggling to complete their schoolwork.  Despite alarms in phones, and the ability to take photos of the blackboard and calendar apps and productivity apps and tablets and Apple pens -- they were getting worse at managing their time, not better.  They were getting worse at taking notes despite using a laptop in class, and worse at actually remembering and being able to apply what they learned.
Adjusting to College With Old School Methods?

Adjusting to College With Old School Methods?

May 8 2021
More and more research is showing that relying on phone apps for time management doesn't help students as much as writing by hand.
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The Secret Weapon of Success in School

August 24 2020
When you write by hand, rather than tap into a laptop or tablet, you slow down just enough to think more about WHAT you are writing. Handwriting activates the thinking part of the brain and helps with memory.
Enough with Power Point Passivity!

Enough with Power Point Passivity!

August 14 2020
So what is with all this talk of stickers and markers? What do they actually DO? It turns out, they do A LOT when it comes to learning.  
An Introduction to the planner by its creator, Prof. Ginny Horan

An Introduction to the planner by its creator, Prof. Ginny Horan

August 1 2020

Find out more about the Centered Student Planner with a video from it's creator, Prof. Ginny Horan

 

How a Paper Planner can help during a Pandemic

How a Paper Planner can help during a Pandemic

July 31 2020
The problem with fully online classes is that we fall victim to the "out of sight, out of mind" phenomenon.
Hey Student:  Here's How To Use Your Planner

Hey Student: Here's How To Use Your Planner

June 27 2020
Most people are visual learners so "seeing" what they need to do, written in a planner, helps them remember.  Writing tasks and appointments down by hand also activates the brain and increases recall.