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How to ensure your child’s success?

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What can we do to help our children become successful?  It’s a question that reverberates deeply in every parent. “To give our kids the best possible potential for a successful life, we need to teach and model for them how to work well.” – Cal Newport The summer I was 10 years old, I would ride my bike every morning to my local public library.  There, I would...

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Teaching Strategies For Growth Mindset

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What is the most important factor in a student? Many people would say it’s talent, or effort, or persistence, or luck or some combination of these. Behind all of this is something that is more important – the proper mindset. Recent research (Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck, 2007) has shown that there are two different mindsets among students: 1)...

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Some Kids Have A Secret Advantage

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All parents want the best for their child and after-school is an opportunity for extra enrichment beyond the classroom. Yesterday, The Atlantic published an article,  After-School Activities Make Educational Inequality Even Worse.   The author, Hilary Levey Friedman, interviewed and followed 95 middle-class families over 16 months who were involved in soccer, dance...

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Is Music Education The Key To Success in Life?

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This past Sunday, there was a NY Times Article on the importance of music education in everyone’s life.  I feel like it was written specifically for music teachers!  The author interviewed some of the top performers in numerous  and diverse industries and has found a surprising number had deep musical training from Condoleeza Rice to Allan Greenspan to Paula...

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