The Tech Talk

Crafting a cell phone agreement can be a powerful way to help us and those we care about pause and become mindful of safe and smart digital practices. The tech talk can become really important when students transition to a work setting. Considering the following,...

Virtuous and Vicious Cycles

In Chapter 8, Mischel describes virtuous and vicious cycles. In your opinion how can self-control enhance virtuous cycles of growth in our students? How can increased self-control help students in vicious cycles of negativity and skill deficits turn things around?

Executive Function: The Mastery Skills

In Chapter 8 Mischel notes that executive function allows students to exert self-control in order to stay on track. They allow students to keep goals in mind, monitor progress toward goals, inhibit impulsive behaviors. EF helps students plan, problem solve and stay...

Self-Control and Student Success

Author and researcher, Walter Mischel believes that self-control drives the engine of success. During our book talk, we will share ways to help students exercise self-control so that they can avoid diversions and stay on task. Take a moment and respond briefly to...

Apps Every Parent Should Know

We find that our Digital Safety Programs are in high demand, students are concerned about digital privacy, professionals are concerned about keeping their digital reputations intact, and parents want their children to be digitally safe. Many people are seeking ways to...

Apps in the News

We teach a lot about social media apps used by Teens and Tweens. Our message is pretty simple, social media is not positive, nor negative, nor is it neutral. When we post on social media something is going to happen. If we post positive, good things can happen, if we...

Court Reporters and Social Media

Voir dire is a process where prospective jurors are questioned for suitability to serve on a particular trial. Attorneys ask questions, some pretty personal, and jurors respond. I found myself going through this process during my recent jury duty. I knew that the...

The Most Common Mistake Students Make on Social Media

Most students love social media. A recent Pew Survey shows that 92% of teens are online daily that 24% are online"constantly".  Often kids use safe and smart digital practices, however sometimes students are not so smart or safe online. When students misuse social...