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Increase Motivation: Identify Your Multiple Intelligence

April 16, 2017

Are you smart? Immediately you start judging yourself. Maybe you answered “yes.”  Or, “no.”  Or, maybe you waffled with indecision. As a society, we make this judgement of others all the time.  Even the best teachers in education find themselves with thoughts like, “Kyle is a bright kid, he’ll learn this quickly.  But Laura will…

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…

Stress-Free Test-Taking Tips!

October 19, 2015

The following test-taking tips will help you relax, feel “in control,” think more clearly, and ultimately… raise your test grades. Its test day! For many students that means: clammy hands, sweating, the non-stop bouncing leg, brain-fog, “I knew this stuff last night, why can’t I remember it now!” and even full-on P-A-N-I-C! Preparing for a test is essential. But, there…

Student Organization: Why the SOAR® Binder Is Optimized for the Brain

September 27, 2015

I recently received an email from a mom, Beth R., concerned about organization for her middle school son. She believes in our streamlined system, but she’s concerned that her son won’t feel comfortable using our system. He won’t want to “stand out” amongst his peers. Beth’s concerns are fairly common for a student using the Binder…

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,…

Your Super Power Makes You Better Than 95% of People! Show It on Your Resume!

October 3, 2014

This year, 3.8 million college graduates will compete for a limited number of jobs. 8.5% of them will be unemployed, and another 44% will be underemployed (working in jobs that don’t require the degree they earned). I happen to be one of those 3.8 million students looking for a job, but I am armed with…

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. Willer, how are…

How a $0.06 Tool Gets Students to Use a Planner

September 5, 2014

Pavlov’s Dog taught us that we pursue activities that provide rewards. This historic experiment is an extremely relevant principle today, especially in education. Students do activities that they can see the value in! People also avoid pain. No one enjoys or does something that directly causes him or her pain or stress. This fact, and…

How Are You Smart?

April 29, 2014

Last week, I wrote about How to Transcend All Barriers to Learning. The 100+ year-old story can be summarized in four basic principles: Provide Structure. Celebrate Originality. Build on Aptitudes. Make it Relevant. Today, in celebration of the release of our 2nd Edition of SOAR®, I am pleased to share an excerpt from the book.…

How to Learn Vocabulary Words

December 2, 2013

We received an e-mail from our client Jean: I’m wondering if you can help with a recurring problem. My son, Daniel, gets 20-25 vocab words every couple of weeks for his Language Arts class. For the test, he has to pull the words out of his head, spell them correctly and write the correct definition.…

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