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If you feel down and out after a game that you lost or a test that you failed, think about growth mindset. Growth mindset is the belief that you can improve through putting in the time and effort. Relying on the skills you currently have isn’t enough. Someone with growth […]
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Procrastination is a part of human nature. Everyone procrastinates every now and then. Living in a world booming with technology makes procrastination even more common than ever before. It’s easy to get lost in a video of a cat trying to fit into a tiny jar and ignore a report […]
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Just like learning about how a tool works helps you use it better, learning about how your brain works can help you learn more efficiently. There are two modes of thinking that are essential to learning: focused mode and diffuse mode. It’s critical that both thought patterns are used to […]
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The critical thinking strategy of paying attention to details is essential for just about anything that you do, and that includes watching movies! The way a film is lit, the angles used, the props within the scenes, the dialogue, and the time spent on certain shots are all vital details […]
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It’s the beginning of a new year once again, which is the perfect time for setting goals. The whole year is ahead of you, so setting yourself up to accomplish your goals now is important. Making a plan is beneficial so that your goals don’t fade away as the months […]
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Reading literature is very beneficial to understanding the human condition and seeing how we’re all relative in one way or another. Whether you’re reading William Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson, J.K. Rowling, or Ernest Cline, the author has something to say about the human race or the world we live in. […]
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If you fail, fail forward. Many students put too much emphasis on getting good grades; however, grades aren’t everything. What you learn from the lessons taught in class that are applicable to your life is just as important. Tests and quizzes are just a couple of ways to gauge how […]
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Critical Thinking Strategies Executive Function Skills and Critical Thinking Strategies aren’t just used for academic purposes. They can be used for many other activities, like football, board games, cleaning your room, and escaping a serial killer’s apartment at Escape Game SD. Last week, we had the opportunity to test our […]
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Critical thinking strategies are much more fun to use when they’re introduced in an entertaining way. And what can be more fun than magic? Magic Card Trick Watch as Coach Mike demonstrates how paying attention to details, chunking, and flexible thinking make this card trick happen: If you are curious, here are […]
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