Setting Goals

Bounce Back: Tools to Address Pandemic Learning Lags

Across the country, families and students look toward the upcoming school year with a combination of hopefulness, excitement, and uncertainty. At Green Ivy, we’ve seen that many teens and children are thrilled by the idea of being back on campus with their friends, communities, and teachers. At the same time, families express nervousness about whether … Read more

Branching Out: Summer 2021 Services at Green Ivy for High School Students

For many students and families, Summer 2021 offers a sense of renewed hope.  As high school students look for opportunity in a rapidly changing world, we know how it is increasingly important for teens to find outlets for building knowledge, supportive relationships, and self-reflection skills.  At Green Ivy, we’ve developed an expansive list of summer … Read more

Supporting Students for a Brighter 2021

This article was written by Green Ivy founder Ana Homayoun, and was posted originally on anahomayoun.com. Greetings! Hope you are inside and warm wherever you are on this snowy and rainy week! For those who were able to join last week for my community talk about Supporting Students for a Brighter 2021, I appreciate the … Read more

Fall 2020: Navigating Climates of Uncertainty

In the past week, our office has witnessed a surge in texts, emails and calls about what to expect and how to prepare for the next school year. Some families have children who can’t engage in remote learning for various reasons, including age, attention span, learning style and social-emotional needs. Others are concerned about the … Read more

The Art of Preparation: How to Stay Productive When Nothing Is Due Tomorrow

At Green Ivy, we encourage our students to deliberately schedule two-hour daily “work blocks” dedicated to homework and studying. By blocking out productive periods ahead of time, students can assert control over their growing responsibilities. Those who use a paper planner consistently, for example, tend to benefit from increased productivity, sharpened time management skills, and … Read more