Consulting

Student Presentations and Workshops

Ana gives presentations to students on topics including organization, time-management, executive functioning, social media, and overall wellness.  For students interested in one-on-one coaching, individual sessions using these strategies can be scheduled with the educational consultants at Green Ivy Education. These strategic sessions are focused around personal and academic success, using a framework that encourages personalized learning while maximizing productivity, rest and fun.

Sample topics include:

Designing Your Own Blueprint: Understanding the Intersection of School, Stress and Social Media
The Culture of Perfectionism: Create A More Satisfying Life By Letting Go

“Her rapport with students, parents and faculty is so empowering and I have found her to be very knowledgeable, empathetic and solution-oriented when it comes to students and technology.”

– PARENT
American School of Dubai

Parent Education

Ana’s presentations are filled with pragmatic advice that is simple, implementable, and encourages positive change. She discusses current issues affecting today’s students and parents in a way that is empathetic, solutions-oriented, and relatable.

Sample topics include:

Social Media Wellness: Successful Strategies for Parents, Educators and Students
Navigating New Beginnings: Helping Students Successfully Manage School, Social Media and (Home)work-Life Balance

“Ana and her team have figured out a way to connect with, influence and grow each of our kids in completely unexpected ways.”

Dana S.
Parent of three high school students

Faculty/Staff Professional Development

These half or full-day workshops are tailored to the needs of individual schools, and can be implemented with either personalized learning programs or blended environments. Ana’s workshops for faculty and staff are centered executive function, organization and time management, and also address current social media trends. Other topics include: student wellness, managing perfectionism and issues specific to identity development in adolescence.

Sample topics include:

In Formation: Supporting Healthy Identity Development for Students of Color
Executive Functioning Excellence: Daily Strategies for Promoting Organization, Time-Management, and Overall Wellness
Blueprints for Success: Helping Students With Organization and Time-Management in a Personalized Learning Program

“Ana Homayoun’s presentation to a packed auditorium of Menlo parents is remembered as one of the most valuable events of the year. Her real-world insight, delivered with energy and wit, helped us elevate our understanding of the academic and life challenges that our students face today, and we are now armed with a wealth of resources, tools and techniques to assist our children.”

– Kathryn Gray, Menlo School, Atherton, CA

Full School Year Consult

School year consulting work with Ana is intensive and strategic—it helps schools focus on building student resiliency and buoyancy, and provide pragmatic strategies. Ana works with schools that have personalized learning programs and blended learning environments, and her methods are designed to motivate students to build executive functioning skills, and be active and engaged members of their communities. The full year program includes several student presentations, one parent presentation and one faculty/staff in-service, along with individualized consulting hours in areas like curriculum or administrative review.

Orientation and School Counseling Curriculum Program Development

Ana specializes in working with schools on managing online distractions while promoting intrinsic motivation, engaged learning and overall wellness. Ana is available to assess and augment current programs, and can help create and develop orientation and school counseling curriculums. Program development is structured to build executive functioning and time management skills. Ana also works to implement strategies to reduce stress, while maximizing overall student health and productivity.

“She is passionate to reach teen girls and parents with a positive, empowering message, and it shows.”

HEATHER MASON
Founder and Director, Surefire Women’s Conference

Ana has successfully spoken at and consulted with a wide range of public, private, parochial, charter and independent schools and organizations throughout the United States and abroad.

A partial list of previous Speaking and Consulting clients:

Live Oak School
Menlo School
Crystal Springs High School
Charlotte Country Day School
Harpeth Hall
American School of Dubai
St. Francis High School
Notre Dame des Victories School
Athenian School
Aaron Academy
Pine Crest School
Town School
Woodside Priory
Design Tech High School
CSU College Counselor Conference
Peninsula College Fund
Duke Women’s Conference
Duke Alumni Association

Derby Academy
Egan Junior High School
Central Middle School
Sequoia High School
Burlingame High School
Menlo Atherton High School
Cupertino High School
National Charity League
Year Up Bay Area
American Camp Association National Conference
Tri-State Camp Conference
Learning and the Brain Conference
Barclay’s Bank
Capital One
The Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS)
NAIS People of Color Conference
The Bay School
Price Middle School
Sacred Heart School

Case Studies:

School Profile: Small (~450 students) independent day school with day and boarding students, grades 6-12

Issue: The school recently implemented a “bring your own device” blended learning program for middle school and high school students. Students were struggling with organization and managing distractions. Faculty and staff lacked clear guidelines for strategy and use, and parents were frustrated.

How We Helped: We conducted interviews, observed classrooms and provided one-on-one consulting time to coach and train faculty and staff. We created student surveys regarding social media use and assisted in implementing school-wide social media policies, while also presenting to faculty, middle and high school students and parents on issues surrounding social media wellness, time management, organization and executive functioning.

School Profile: Large (1700 students) private Catholic high school, grades 9-12

Issue: After introducing a one-to-one iPad program to 800 freshman and sophomores, the school administration realized students were struggling with executive functioning skills and managing distractions.

How We Helped: We assisted faculty, students and parents in developing social media policies both inside and outside of school. We designed a school orientation program focusing on organization, time-management, personal productivity, overall wellness and managing distractions, and trained school counselors (using a train-the-trainer model). The program was a great success, and within the first semester of implementing our program, students had the highest passing grade point average in the history of the school.

School Profile: Small (300 students) Public Charter High School

Issue: Self-paced, personalized learning curriculum which lacked age-appropriate structure and policies, where students were in charge of their progress. Students were given computers without guidance around self-regulation and socialization, and they struggled to complete work and manage distractions.

How We Helped: We designed a two-pronged approach, one focused around executive functioning, time management and social media wellness for students, faculty and parents, and the second around curriculum and policy development. In the process, we examined the school’s existing policies and procedures and day-to-day operations, and compared that to the mission of the school and the metrics by which the school defines its success. We worked with faculty and staff to develop a more effective curriculum that would in turn support the executive functioning program.

Ana has connected with my high school son in a way I never expected… She convinced him to go to the library every night without his phone and have a specific study period. She also was able to convince him to change his other study habits, something we had been unable to accomplish. She’s been a cheerleader for him too, encouraging him to explore his strengths on campus, and challenge himself… Whenever anything has come up of issue, Ana has been quick to jump in and help in whatever way she [can].

– Angie S., parent