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.
August 1 2020
Find out more about the Centered Student Planner with a video from it's creator, Prof. Ginny Horan
May 25 2020
The Centered Student Planner was designed by me, a college professor for almost 30 years, to weave together a time management system with academic coaching and support. The support is aligned with the semester itself, so early weeks focus on how to break down a syllabi, plan for assignments and take effective notes. Later, students learn how to manage the stress of midterms and various study techniques. Along the way, we address balancing a social life with school, the importance of sleep and self care, how to approach professors, and advocate for yourself as a student.