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Self-Testing: The Hallmark of Successful Students

Being a successful student depends on two factors: preparation and performance. Students should pursue mastery in both of these areas because emphasizing one at the expense of the other can have disastrous consequences in the long-run. Just like in sports, imbalances create issues.  Consider a basketball player training during the offseason. The athlete tries an …

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The Pomodoro Technique

Students often tell us that they have a hard time motivating themselves to start studying. Once they get rolling, they are fine, but the genesis is insurmountable. It’s a common problem. After all, activation energy to beat inertia requires more force than sustained movement. That doesn’t help us, though. No, for students to beat procrastination, …

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Practical List for Creating Opportunities for Social Interaction during COVID-19

The number of cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuing to increase across the globe. While most children haven’t experienced the infection firsthand, they have all been exposed to life changes and stresses. Children have been faced with the closure of in person classes at schools during the spring semester. They also had to cope with …

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Learning Loss & COVID-19

COVID-19 has made for a chaotic spring semester, with over 1.5 billion children out of school worldwide. Perhaps the most alarming aspect of COVID-19 is its effect on subsequent school years. In addition to higher stress levels and decreased social interactions, students are experiencing a steep decline in learning and retention because of school closures; …

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