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Gretchen Wegner, M.Ed.

I help overwhelmed students de-stressify school so that they can rock their grades and have a life too. I also train educatorsto inspire students to study strategically, and I mentor new academic coaches as they launch their own thriving academic coaching businesses. When I'm not changing the world one creative study strategy (and time management tool!) at a time, you'll find me swing dancing, camping, and walking around Lake Merritt in my beloved home of Oakland, California.

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About this course

Are you a teacher, tutor, school counselor or administrator or academic life coach? Have you been banging your head against the wall, watching your kiddos struggle with low grades and/or insane stress?

A few years ago,  I learned some basic brain facts that forever changed the way I coach students about studying. Since then, I've been perfecting a new model called The Study Cycle, and frankly, I'm shocked to watch how much FASTER my clients are learning how to study strategically. 

Because this way of coaching is too effective to keep to myself, I've created this course to teach you how it works, so you can use it in your own classrooms, tutoring sessions, and at home with your own children. 

Specifically, you will learn:

  1. A simple system that turns disorganized students into expert time managers, and test takers

  2. 5 academic skills that every student should master, and how to teach them so they stick for good

  3. 4 transformative conversations that turn teens into test taking powerhouses, and how to weave those conversations repeatedly into your ongoing work with students until they totally get it

  4. 15+ concrete tools to have in your back pocket to help teens tackle procrastination, disorganization, weak note-taking, and haphazard study skills

This 6-week course includes:

  • Five training calls (plus a sixth bonus call!) introducing you to the concrete skills teens need to be rockstar students

  • 2 Q&A calls to hang out in with Gretchen and troubleshoot integrating the Anti-Boring™ tools into your unique context 

  • Entire 6 module Anti-Boring Approach to Powerful Studying™ online course 

  • Online portal where training materials and call recordings can be accessed for up to 2 years

  • Lifetime Access to Private Facebook community in which to collaborate with cohort members and graduates of this course

  • Printable graphic of The Study Cycle™ to use with students

  • BONUS: Short video excerpts from sessions with teens, to see coaching conversations & the concrete Anti-Boring™ tools in action

  • BONUS: Sample scripts for the 4 most important mini-lectures to master when coaching teens about study skills

  • BONUS: Extra training call about how to coach students to improve habits and grades

Training Dates:

Please mark your calendars with the following training dates and times: 

  • Online Portal opens January 10, 2017. You are welcome to work through the introduction, join the Facebook group, and get access to and begin working at your own pace through the Anti-Boring Approach to Powerful Studying™ course.

  • Training Call #1 - Monday, February 27,  2017. 5-6:15pm Pacific.

  • .Training Call #2 - Monday, March 6, 2017. 5-6:15pm Pacific. 

  • Q&A Call + Hang Out With Gretchen - Thursday, March 9. 9:30-10:30am Pacific. 

  • Training Call #3 - Monday, March 13, 2017.  5-6:15pm Pacific. 

  • Training Call #4 - Monday, March 20, 2017. 5-6:15pm Pacific. 

  • Training Call #5 - Monday, March 27, 2017. 5-6:15pm Pacific

  • Q&A Call + Hang Out With Gretchen - Thursday, March 30. 9:30-10:30am Pacific. 

  • BONUS Call - Monday, April 3, 2017. 5-6:15pm Pacific.

Also, please plan to do 1.5 hours of homework each week.  Homework includes watching the videos in the online portal and practicing the new skills that you are learning alone and with a partner. 

If you cannot attend a training call, recordings will be posted within 24 hours. The Q&A Calls have been scheduled so that you have time to watch the recording of the training you missed, and then attend a Q&A call with Gretchen to ask her any questions in person