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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.

Challenges in Education: A Student's Eye-View

June 10, 2015

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.

Hands-off Teaching cultivates metacognition

April 21, 2015

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.

To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings

October 31, 2014

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.

To Improve Test Scores: Hit Reset

April 17, 2014

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.

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

January 20, 2013

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

A Stress-Free Way To Great Grades


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

Student Life Survey Press Release


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