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Brian Winter, M.Ed.

Procrastination Stops Now: The First Steps To Getting Started

June 16, 2016

Ever wonder how to eat a large frog? (Stay tuned to learn Brian Tracy’s answer). It’s Sunday night. You’re sitting on the couch watching Netflix and enjoying popcorn in your pjs. All of a sudden, you remember that you have a HUGE research paper due next Friday. Panic sets in. You haven’t even picked a…

Teaching Students How To Learn: Why Do We Expect Students To Learn When We Don’t Teach Them How?

May 16, 2016

Have you ever assembled furniture from IKEA? Many of us have had that pleasure (using the term loosely).  Even with the easy-to-read, illustration-only instructions, this process can be frustrating. But, imagine… if the next time you purchased a couch from IKEA, no instructions were provided. Could you assemble it? How hard could it be?!  You’ve probably got…

Motivation & Engagement: How Working with Partners Gets Better Results

August 24, 2015

We’re continuing our series on motivation and engagement.  Today, the focus is on doing “more with less.” We’ve talked about how paired collaboration works in our business.  It can also work great in the classroom! (See our article “Working in Pairs; the Most Powerful Productivity Tool Ever!”) More examples about the power of pairing are…

Higher Grades in Half the Time: This Week in America With Ric Bratton

April 17, 2015

  Ric Bratton, host of This Week in America, interviewed Susan Kruger when SOAR® was just starting to grow to the thriving resource it is today. In this 17 minute long interview, Susan discusses how students can achieve higher grades in half the time. Susan has taught study skills since 1993 and authored the best selling study skills book on Amazon.…

Are You Broken? New York Educator Admits to Her Students, “I Didn’t Feel Like I Mattered.”

March 17, 2015

I’m sure you have heard the story of Principal Lopez from Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn, NY. If you haven’t, check out the quick clip from The Ellen Show below: Ellen speaks with Principal Lopez and Vidal Principal Lopez was broken. She was ready to put in her resignation and stated how many educators…

The Simplest Approach to Learning Study Skills

March 17, 2015

In medicine, doctors will prescribe the minimum effective dose. Meaning, you want to cure the illness but minimize the side effects. Learning is no different. When learning new materials, we want to use the strategies that are most effective, with the least amount of side effects, (time, energy, stress/anxiety). Graphic organizers can be good tools…

Simplicity Creates the Best Soft Skills

November 7, 2014

Have you ever wondered what we do with the regular feedback that we get about our program? Well, sometimes, we determine we just can’t use it!

The iPad Simplified the Computer. This Will Simplify Education…

October 17, 2014

Last week Susan and I attended an 80/20 seminar put on by Richard Koch and Perry Marshall. Richard Koch is the modern day expert on the 80/20 principle (for more info on 80/20 principle click HERE). There we learned more about the power of 80/20 and the power of simplification. In the 1960s some of…

How to Prepare for an Exam with Your Eyes Closed!

October 10, 2014

What if you could accomplish the toughest challenges in life by simply closing your eyes and using your imagination? Well, you can. October 28, 1992 was supposed to be the final day of my high school soccer career. It was my senior year at Athens High. We were scheduled to play the undefeated cross-town rival,…

Building a Positive Relationship with Your Teacher Could Impact Your Grade

September 19, 2014

As a teacher, I always set high expectations for my students. I was firm on deadlines and adhered to expectations I built from Day 1. Then, I met Jackie. Jackie was a smart, cheery, liked-by-everyone sort of student. Every day that she entered the classroom, she greeted me with a “Hi, Mr. Winter, how are…

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