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[PREMIUM] Realistic Confidence

We know that confidence can make a huge difference in course of people’s lives, but the question is how to avoid the extremes of underconfidence, which might lead to avoidance and underachievement, and overconfidence, which can also result in going off the rails. It was Albert Bandura, a founding father of scientific psychology who found […]

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Screen Children with Reading Problems for Hearing Difficulties

Children with dyslexia should be screened for hearing problems, says a UK researcher, after her research team found that 1 in 4 students had significant hearing problems that were not suspected by parents. Their study also found that 1 in 3 children with a hearing problem had problems with reading and writing.

Said Dr. Helen […]

Nobel Prize Winner Carol Greider

Dr. Carol Greider was folding laundry at home when she got the call in 2009 that she had won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. She decided to wake up her kids and tell them. “Do we have to go to school?”. “No you don’t,” she said, and she took them in to work with […]

HOW TO HELP WITH ALGEBRA: Positive and Negative Numbers

Some students have difficulty using a number line because of right-left difficulties and the fact that there are some counter-intuitive principles when dealing with positive and negative numbers (the negative of a negative number is a positive).

What might make more intuitive sense is considering positive and negative numbers in terms of money.
-4 + – […]

RESILIENCE

Resilience is a popular topic among today’s educational leaders, and for good reason. If you grow up with significant academic, social, or socio-economic stress, you’re more likely to still grow up as a happy, successful, and adaptive adult if you are resilient.

Many external factors support resilience, like a supportive family or caregiver and stable […]