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Academic Struggles



In the United States, a typical student spends thirteen years of their life in the completion of primary and secondary school—and that’s without taking any form of higher education into account. The pressures of pursuing an education will almost inevitably weigh upon anyone at some point during that time, whether in the form of test anxiety, procrastination, conflicts with a teacher or classmate, or any number of other issues. On top of this, many students come to discover that they have added difficulties stemming from learning disabilities, which they must then adapt to. Luckily, modern research into the brain can help us understand how to positively cope with academic difficulty, and find ways to thrive and succeed in the pursuit of education.

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Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator - Tim Urban

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done.

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The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education

Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge provide educators with a rationale for incorporating three core skill sets in the classroom—understanding self, other, and the larger systems within which we operate—and show why these competencies are needed to help students navigate a fast-paced world of increasing...

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Three Mindset Shifts that Can Help Students Succeed

Students constantly face obstacles and transitions—and their mindset influences how they respond to them.

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FindCenterThere is no gain without struggle.

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Watch this When You’re Struggling with a Subject and Wanna Give Up.

School’s tough. You’re tougher. Struggle harder. Ask for help when you don’t understand. Most of all, don’t give up, friends!!

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Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

To most of us, learning something “the hard way” implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier.

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Grit Trumps Talent and IQ: A Story Every Parent (and Educator) Should Read

Angela Duckworth and her team devise strategies to help students learn how to work hard and adapt in the face of temptation, distraction, and defeat.

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FindCenterReal learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.

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The Heart-Brain Connection: The Neuroscience of Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson presents his research on how social and emotional learning can affect the brain.

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A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material.

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