Posted on: April 28th, 2023

A Master Class in Addressing “Failure” in Competitions

For all those competitors out there, whether in academic competitions or athletic ones, this champion gives an amazing take on a question about failure. In the press conference after losing in the...

Posted on: February 22nd, 2021

How Leading Competitions Teach Students Critical Thinking Skills

Critical-thinking skills are crucial for students to thrive in the 21st century business world. Unfortunately, this is also one of those skills that is not a direct part of many school curriculums....

Posted on: January 13th, 2021

Four essential life skills students will learn from competing in academic competitions

Academic competitions are becoming extremely popular for good reason. They are a great way to subsidize learning and help students fill in the gaps missing from their school's regular curriculum....

Posted on: November 10th, 2020

Teaching how to think, not what to think. Tips for educators

Critical thinking is possibly the single most important skill a student can learn. The ability to identify problems, analyze situations, apply research, and develop solutions is an invaluable...

Posted on: November 10th, 2020

Like the environment? Like to write? Here are 10 environmental writing contests for students!

As the education system pushes to add science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, to the curriculum, we must remember the importance the arts play in a child's development and success into...

Posted on: October 2nd, 2020

The Transformative Impact of Design Challenges

This is a guest post by Brent Powell. Brent was a teacher and administrator for 15 years at The Derryfield School in Manchester, NH, and now serves as a Program Officer for Korda Institute for...