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I blog on Brain-Based Learning, Metacognition, EdTech, and Social-Emotional Learning. I am the author of the Crush School Series of Books, which help students understand how their brains process information and learn. I also wrote The Power of Three: How to Simplify Your Life to Amplify Your Personal and Professional Success, but be warned that it's meant for adults who want to thrive and are comfortable with four letter words.

How To Stop Procrastination (+ A FREE Lesson To Teach It)

How To Stop Procrastination Lesson


Today, I'd like to share with you a lesson I created on helping students (and other procrastinators) stop procrastination. 

As I am writing this I am realizing I am procrastinating. I am taking a break from designing my 12-15 week brain-based program to help students learn faster while retaining more. I am putting it all in my new project The Crush School Notebook I plan to finish by December 1. It is a series of engaging lessons teachers can use in their classrooms to help students become better learners.

The Crush School Notebook will contain brain-based and accelerated learning techniques to help students train their brain for optimal performance. It's the stuff we don't traditionally teach, but should because knowing how to learn and apply information quickly will be the biggest determinant of our students' future success. 

Anyways, I figure I am about half-way through and would like your feedback on the lessons... 

Last week, I shared the Spaced Practice Lesson I created for the Notebook. You can grab it here. Please feel free to use it any way you want.

Today, I would like your opinion on my take on... 

How To Stop Procrastination

Procrastination plagues many, maybe most people because our brain avoids doing things it perceives as unpleasant. Difficult tasks, overwhelming projects, and boring chores trigger negative emotions the brain wants to stop. Avoidance is our brain's automatic evolutionary answer. Procrastination ensues.

Willpower is hard. Making yourself do it sometimes works, but is not sustainable over time because grind-it-out approaches do not involve strategies that help us deal with negative feelings.

The best way to prevent procrastination is to understand why it happens and armed with this understanding, use strategies that allow our brain to minimize the negative and reframe to more positive emotions.

Free How To Stop Procrastination Lesson

The How To Stop Procrastination Lesson I use in my upcoming Crush School Student Notebook: 12 Weeks To Better Learning involves teaching students why we procrastinate and how to create school project plans or plans of study to prevent procrastination. The lesson takes advantage of student smartphones (or other devices) as they learn using an infographic and 2 videos on procrastination.

You can grab it here.


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