Helping Teens Fight Procrastination

Nobody doubts the efficiency of never putting off until tomorrow what you can do today. Why, then, is executing that strategy so difficult? Amy and Mike invited academic coach Maggie Wray to explain how to help teens fight procrastination.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What is the difference between functional and dysfunctional procrastination?
  2. When does procrastination become a problem?
  3. Why do so many students really procrastinate?
  4. What is the first step in stopping procrastination?
  5. What are ways to help students stop procrastinating?

MEET OUR GUEST

Maggie Wray, Ph.D. is a former SAT/ACT prep tutor with a Bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics from Princeton and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell. She founded Creating Positive Futures in 2012 to help students across the country learn how to earn better grades with less stress. Her team of dedicated Academic & ADHD Coaches is on a mission to empower their students to develop the mindset, organization, time management, and study skills they need to achieve their goals. In addition to running her coaching practice, Dr. Wray also enjoys giving seminars and presentations to middle and high schools on topics related to students’ mindset, motivation, study strategies, and executive functioning skills.

Find Maggie at https://creatingpositivefutures.com/.

LINKS

12 reasons why students procrastinate and what you can do about them
How to Prioritize When Everything Feels Important

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