Month: September 2020

Why Are Transitions So Difficult?

Samantha Curiale-Feinman, MS.Ed., TSHH, Director Casey Schmalacker, Operations Manager “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” –Chinese Proverb Everyone has the potential to struggle in some capacity when transitioning from the familiar to the unfamiliar. We experience big transitions, such as graduating from school into the workforce or …

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Strategizing Holiday Gatherings in 2020 – What is the New Normal for Socializing?

Samantha Curiale-Feinman, MS.Ed., TSHH, Director Independence Day has traditionally been a holiday where people get together to appreciate barbecue, fireworks, and good company. After several months of quarantine and sheltering in place, many of us are looking forward to participating in activities this weekend that allow us to socialize reasonably and safely. However, holiday get-togethers …

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Making a Smooth Transition from High School to College

Samantha Curiale-Feinman, MS.Ed., TSHH, Director Casey Schmalacker, Operations Manager Change is not easy for many of us. We tend to like structure and routine because it is predictable and comfortable. Transitioning to new environments, routines, ways of life, etc., can make us feel uneasy and disoriented. Sometimes we see the need to transition coming down …

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Recognizing Stress and Managing its Effects on Executive Functions During COVID-19

Samantha Curiale-Feinman, MS.Ed., TSHH, Director It is safe to assume that most of us understand our world has changed quite rapidly. Thus, in light of these current events, things may not go back to the way they were for some time and we may need to adjust to a new normal, something that has yet …

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Online Learning FAQs

Samantha Curiale-Feinman, Director, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about online learning. What do you see as the biggest differences in online vs. traditional learning? When it comes to the teaching and learning process, online learning requires different levels and modes of communication as compared to a traditional learning format. When students are …

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Social Distancing vs. Physical Distancing? Why The Words We Use Matter

Samantha Feinman, Director, New Frontiers Executive Function Coaching Kene Erike, Coach, New Frontiers Executive Function Coaching Humans are social creatures. We thrive on social contact and relish interaction with others. These interpersonal experiences provide context for who we are, where we are going, and where we fit in relation to the world around us. Even …

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