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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast


Nov 28, 2023

Bill Watterson observed that there is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do. With the right scheduling habits, though, maybe there can be. Amy and Mike invited educator Rebecca Rauscher to share best practices for making time visible.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What does it really mean (concretely) to “Make Time Visible”? 

  2. Why is this such a big issue for students more so today than ever before? 

  3. What are some strategies and ideas for making time visible?  

  4. Is there an ideal day or time to create calendars and checklists?

  5. Are there instances where MTV is unhelpful or detrimental?

MEET OUR GUEST

With over 30 years of experience as an educator and the founder of Focal-Point Consulting, Rebecca Rauscher, MS Ed. understands the importance of developing and fostering both executive function skills and study techniques with clients of all ages and abilities. As an educator in the public schools, she shared her love of learning with her students, colleagues, and the families with whom she worked. She brings a genuine passion for learning and enthusiasm to her work with students from high school through grad school, as well as with individuals who need to build or strengthen their executive function skills. Rebecca has consistently fostered and built relationships with not only her students, but their parents and caregivers as well. Her unique, creative approach to learning truly helps her clients with academic success and the development of skills necessary for learning and life. Rebecca is passionate about helping others gain the techniques and strategies that allow her clients to fulfill their unique ambitions, goals, and dreams—to foster their own sense of purpose and creativity with greater success and outcomes. 

Rebecca earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester with a double major in  Spanish and Political Science. She went on to obtain her master’s degree in education from SUNY Brockport with an extension in bilingual education. In addition to her work as an educational consultant, Rebecca currently teaches as an adjunct instructor at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Academic Success Center in Rochester, New York. 

Rebecca can be reached at https://www.focal-pointconsulting.com.

LINKS

Sunday Night Overhaul (SNO)

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

Outsmart Your Brain: Why Learning is Hard and How You Can Make It Easy

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ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Tests and the Rest is THE college admissions industry podcast. Explore all of our episodes on the show page.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. If you’re interested in working with Mike and/or Amy for test preparation, training, or consulting, feel free to get in touch through our contact page.