Homeschool help during coronacation quarantine 

DAVID MURPHY, ED.D. TEACHER, SPEAKER, AND OWNER OF EFFECTIVE EFFORT CONSULTING.  Schools are getting their act together but it may take our kids a little bit more time to adjust to the changes. Teachers are distributing required content to students using LMS platforms like Schoology … Continue readingHomeschool help during coronacation quarantine 

Unschooling: Unpacking School and Learning During Corona-cation

With schools closed, students have to re-examine the parameters of learning. From the classroom to the home, students have to reacclimate and reframe the learning environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for young learners to reconnect with their interests and passions and quietly contemplate who … Continue readingUnschooling: Unpacking School and Learning During Corona-cation

Stuck at home? Now what? I have some thoughts 💭 Unschooling | Quiet Time | Virtual Coaching | Parent Coaching | EF Coaching.

Hi EEC Families! Do you know who Jonathan Mooney is? If not, then you should. All EEC clients, who I consider to be twice-exceptional, can relate to his story of learning struggles and perseverance. As someone who’s fought through school with dyslexia and LD, I … Continue readingStuck at home? Now what? I have some thoughts 💭 Unschooling | Quiet Time | Virtual Coaching | Parent Coaching | EF Coaching.

TikTok, middle school, and their developing brain

I am not a social media alarmist anymore. Most parents are no longer clueless about social media and the impact it has on the developing brain and the risks associated with unfiltered access. Yet, I come across extreme blogs like this one and still feel … Continue readingTikTok, middle school, and their developing brain

How to Raise Emotionally Strong, Resilient and Powerful Kids in A Digital Age – RedZone Podcast Interview with Dr. David Murphy

RedZone Podcast recently interviewed Dr. David Murphy on how to raise emotionally strong, resilient and powerful kids in a digital age. Through the interview David gets into details related to the issues that are facing children. Dr. Murphy shares techniques, strategies and tactics on these … Continue readingHow to Raise Emotionally Strong, Resilient and Powerful Kids in A Digital Age – RedZone Podcast Interview with Dr. David Murphy

College Readiness and Executive Function Skills

David Murphy, Ed.D. and Cristina Evans, M.Ed. “Only 6 out of 10 students who start college are still enrolled or have graduated 5-6 years later” National Center for Education Statistics. Years ago applying to colleges and getting accepted was the hardest aspect of the higher … Continue readingCollege Readiness and Executive Function Skills

The 45-day challenge: Start school with a mindset for academic success

Dr. Murphy is a special education teacher and founder of Effective Effort Consulting. He is a leading provider of ADHD/Executive Function coaching and consulting services on the South Shore and Greater Boston. The start of school is only a week away. Now is the time … Continue readingThe 45-day challenge: Start school with a mindset for academic success

Summer –> A great time to develop executive function skills

We hope you are all having a great summer.  Summer is a perfect time of year to relax and regroup before school starts up.  It is also a great time of year to quietly work on executive function skills.  Below are a few suggestion on … Continue readingSummer –> A great time to develop executive function skills

Stomping Your ANTS; Automatic Negative Thoughts

Cristina Evans, M.Ed. and David Murphy, M.Ed., Ed.D. Have you ever had a friend walk into a store where you are shopping and not say hello?  Do you automatically start thinking that you must have done something to offend her or she is not as … Continue readingStomping Your ANTS; Automatic Negative Thoughts