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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.

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Crush School 2: 10 Study Secrets Every High Schooler Should Know - FREE eBook version

A follow up to Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom, Crush School 2 is a 42-page book any student can put in their backpack or purse and use when he or she needs a study tip or a way to do school better

This book is about gaining the skills and the confidence that will help a student say I can do it, no matter what it is. 

Click on the image above to download Crush School 2


Click on the image above to download the Memory Palace Lessons.


Developing Effective Habits - 2 Lessons

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How To Stop Procrastinating Lesson

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Spaced Practice Lesson & Planning Tool

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Access all 23 Infographic Posters by clicking here.


Free eBook: Education Myths That Persist

Myth #1: Each Student Has A Learning Style That Helps Him/Her Learn More Effectively

Myth #2: More Homework, More Learning

Myth #3: Teacher Experience Doesn’t Matter If The Teacher Cares

Myth #4: Private Schools Are Better Than Public Schools

Myth #5: Online Learning Should Be Used More, Because It’s Better At Educating The 21st Century Learners

I did the research and wrote the book to become more informed and to be able to make better decisions as a teacher who wants to do what is best for his students, and a parent who wants to do what is best for his children.

 

I hope this book helps you in the same way. Let’s explode these education myths together!

Click here to download Education Myths.


Crush That Test Checklist

This is a great tool you can give to your students to help them study for tests.

It was inspired by the Test Preparation Checklist for Engineering Students by Prof. Richard M. Felder of North Carolina State University and modified for K-12 students.

Simply click on the image to the right, download it, and print copies for your students to use.


Free Chapters 1 - 9 from My Book "Crush School"

"Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom" is a student friendly book I wrote to help students become awesome learners.

It contains effective learning and study strategies, along with stories and reasons for why they work.

Click on the image to the right to check it out. Then, use it to help your students with deeper learning.

It is available on Amazon Kindle and in Paperback.


The Power of Three Planner - FREE PDF

Power Planner

After writing The Power of Three: How to Simplify Your Life to Amplify Your Personal and Professional Success, I decided to create a tool that helps anyone put the book’s principles to work to take control of their life.

This is it. One product that contains three success tools: a Planner, a Journal, and a Notebook. It’s good for 3 months and this page tells you how to use it best.

Download the 232-page PDF here.


eBook Template

6x9 eBook Template

 

Write your own eBook using this Google Slides template or have your students create eBooks. Formatted to 6 x 9.

The template guides the user through making of the book (red font).

Click here to download the template.


How to Write an eBook in 15 Easy Steps Checklist

A checklist that walks you through how to build an eBook using Google Slides from scratch. Use it with the eBook template above and check off each step as you complete it. And, it's easy!

Click here to download the checklist.

 

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