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Challenges in Education: A Student's Eye-View

In response to recent findings that students' academic results are impaired by stress and self-doubt, here are three ways to help them reframe how learning works.

June 10, 2015


Hands-off Teaching cultivates metacognition

Students learn better when their "thinking" includes thinking about the material plus how to dig in, break it apart, understand it, and build on that.

April 21, 2015

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To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings

Students are more likely to engage in learning if you present the material in the context of a story conveying emotions that they can understand.

October 31, 2014


To Improve Test Scores: Hit Reset

Guest bloggers Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien explain how there are no bad test takers, but stress responses are real. Students can learn how to reset the visceral distraction of feelings that inhibit their test performance.

April 17, 2014


Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

Guest bloggers Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien, teachers and authors, discuss the value of making mistakes and helping students adopt the mindset to view their mistakes as healthy challenges rather than crushing defeats.

January 20, 2013


A Stress-Free Way To Great Grades

Getting straight A ’s is hard work. It requires a lot of studying. It requires late nights. Setting goals is about sacrifice, and if you want that perfect transcript, you have to accept that you’ll deal with a ton of stress



Student Life Survey Press Release

For High School Students, the Main Driver for Academic Success is College Acceptance. Survey Suggests that Despite Efforts, Parents Are Not Fulfilling the Needs or Expectations of America’s Teens


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