It’s all well and good to say students need to focus more; the question is how on earth can any of us strengthen our focus on a daily basis? Our focus can feel like a huge lion that we have on a leash. We want this lion to use its […]
Beyond loving, kind action that changes the world, students also have the opportunity to help other kids to raise their academic success level and in doing so, take their own work to another plateau as well. Research in recent years uncovered a positive phenomenon that occurs when one student helps […]
Whether a student attends a public, charter or private school, the road always ends at the same destination: exams. Finding a wonderful tutor is one crucial element involved in gaining the optimal advantage around exam time; and even that won’t be enough if students aren’t prepared to put in all […]
Elsewhere in this edition, we’ve provided some ways of developing critical thinking from the academic perspective. Sometimes it’s also beneficial to apply a new habit in our personal lives as well. There’s an old critical thinking maxim: challenge everything. While that may not be necessary (and could end up exhausting […]
While it’s understandable that students prioritize homework and study time as they pursue their highest academic goals, too much of one thing can ultimately bring diminished returns. That is even true of studying. Knowing what we do about the neurological benefits of exercise and sports, it’s important for non-athletic studiers […]
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