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Intrinsic Motivation in Education

Intrinsic Motivation in Education

Motivating students to engage in meaningful learning activities is often difficult, especially during the pandemic, when classes lack the connection that in-person learning offers. Many educators employ a carrot and stick approach that rewards...

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Executive Functioning & Viinko

Executive Functioning & Viinko

When I began working on Viinko my first stop was research. I spoke with dozens of people and read hundreds of articles to better understand both the problem I had identified and the solutions I thought might help. One thing I quickly discovered was...

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Parents and Teachers – Closing the Gap

Parents and Teachers – Closing the Gap

63% of families in the U.S. are dual income homes – a number that has steadily increased over the past few decades. Dual income households carry many benefits including extra cash flow, stronger savings, and higher levels of personal satisfaction...

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Organization vs. Procrastination

Organization vs. Procrastination

Sometimes, a picture is worth 1,000 words. So rather than saying what organization versus procrastination looks and feels like, we thought we’d show it: Let's see what the PROCRASTINATE route has in store: You’re in class and your teacher hands out...

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The Story of Viinko – Our Founding

The Story of Viinko – Our Founding

As the eldest of four children I have always been a typical “first child.” Read any blog on oldest-child syndrome and it will pretty much outline my best, and worst, personality traits. Over-achiever, studious, bossy, perfectionist. When I got a...

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When to Teach Organization?

When to Teach Organization?

When it comes to organization there is no perfect age to start. Some children start getting organized at two-years-old when their parent or teacher emphasizes the benefits or putting away the coloring supplies. Others don’t begin to focus on...

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Academic Success: Impact of Study Space

Academic Success: Impact of Study Space

Have you ever walked in to a sunny, clean, quiet room and felt yourself relax? Conversely, have you ever walked into a cluttered and dreary space (we’re picturing great Gran’s basement) that immediately made you tense and uncomfortable? If so,...

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Getting Organized – 5 Benefits

Getting Organized – 5 Benefits

Reduces Stress: Disorganization is often paired with constant worry getting things done. The growing list of to-dos quickly becomes overwhelming and creates stress. Getting organized with an academic project management coach like VIINKO allows you...

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