Setting Goals

Academic Advising 101: Mission Totally Possible—Creating A College List

Many students (and parents!) find drafting an initial college list to be a daunting task. After all, there are over 4,000 colleges across the country. While different college rankings can certainly offer a place to start when researching schools, the subjective rankings are often met with skepticism. At Green Ivy, we believe it is more … Read more

How to Help Your Children Balance Their Online and IRL Lives

Given the pervasiveness of technology and social media in nearly all of our lives, the topic of how best to help students regulate and balance their online and IRL lives comes up frequently at our Green Ivy offices. While we’ve looked at a variety of parental monitoring apps (along with their pros and cons) we also wanted … Read more

The Importance of Teens and Tweens Having Physically Active Lives

When we meet with students at Green Ivy, we coach them about more than just academics. We also have them reflect on their overall lifestyle habits, from stress management and nutrition to sleep and functional exercise. It’s recommended that teens get at least one hour of physical exercise a day, but recent studies have shown … Read more

Tangible Ways for Students to Become Better Writers

Students often ask me how they can become better writers. Many would like to write more effectively, and writing essays is their toughest and most dreaded academic assignment. I tell them they can become better writers (we all can) but the “how” is filled with both the good and tough truth. The tough truth: the … Read more