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Ms Melanie K Hoffner

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Discover Strategies, Possibilities, Actions, Resources and Knowledge about a variety of topics that may create a SPARK for you with that "better way" you have been seeking. Topics include living your passions, getting the best from your brain, parent tips, and more! Check us out and DISCOVER NEW POSSIBILITIES!

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I am excited to have Maryann Hesse back on SPARK, this time exploring tools and strategies she uses to help you go "From Frazzled to Fabulous!" Listen as Maryann shares tips, facilitates some guided experiences, and answers our... more

Learning how to take tests is rarely covered in school. There are strategies that can lead to better test scores, which are more reflective of what students have learned. Join me to explore these test-taking strategies, including tips to reduce... more

When students are asked how they study for tests, many reply that they repeatedly read/review the book or their notes the night before the test. These same students are often frustrated by poor grades that result from their... more

It is frustrating for students, and parents, when they spend hours "studying" for a test, only to get a low grade. Successful students have discovered, or been taught, learning strategies and study skills that work in harmony with the brain's... more

Have you, or your kids, ever experienced "brain fog" or cloudy thinking? Listen to learn about feeding and watering your brain to boost its performance in attention, learning, problem-solving and more. Check out Sandy Bauman's chart, "Feed... more

Does your child's homework emerge from the bottom of a backpack, looking like it jut came from a garbage can? Organization is a learned skill for success and in this segment I 'll share Susan Kruger's S.O.A.R. Binder system. I 'll also... more

As we are approaching the start of another school year in the US, my first guest in the Brain Boosters for Back to School Success series, Lynette Patterson, Life Coach, entrepreneur and mother of three active boys, will be discussing the... more

Join me to explore the power of visual images and your brain, as well as resources and strategies to use images to improve learning, communication, memory, attention and more! Check out the infographic: 13 Reasons Your Brain... more

My son turns 12 today so I have the tween/teen experience, including their brains, on my mind. Join me as I share some resources I am using including the free ebook, "How to Give Your Teen a Superior Mind," "Positive Discipline for... more

Summer break can be a challenging time for kids to retain their learning and skills. Listen for some fun tips and strategies to help your kids - and yourself - keep learning all summer. Take action on something you heard that may be the... more

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