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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. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

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How You Can Be Good at Math, and Other Surprising Facts About Learning | Jo Boaler | TEDxStanford

You have probably heard people say they are just bad at math, or perhaps you yourself feel like you are not “a math person.

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The Power of Belief—Mindset and Success | Eduardo Briceno | TEDxManhattanBeach

The way we understand our intelligence and abilities deeply impacts our success. Based on social science research and real life examples, Eduardo Briceño articulates how mindset, or the understanding of intelligence and abilities, is key.

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Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset

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The Journey to a Growth Mindset: Carol Dweck's Live Keynote Presentation

Carol Dweck presented and discussed her latest research around "growth mindsets" at Education Week's Leaders to Learn From event in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 2016.

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Jo Boaler: The Brain Science on Growth Mindset

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Growth Mindset