Posted on: December 4th, 2017

How educators can help students avoid choking under the stress of academic pressure.

Academic competitions in many ways are just like sports, and we see it all the time in sports. Players have a chance to make the big play, one they’ve made a thousand times before and typically...

Posted on: October 31st, 2017

Modified Practice Routines Help You Win at Learning.

Anyone who has tried to learn a new language knows, remembering the details is not easy. In fact, remembering anything new is not a walk in the park, and becomes harder as we age. The traditional...

Posted on: October 5th, 2017

Increasing Collaboration: Tips from Competition Sciences

We hear it all the time, students should be collaborating, not competing! The competition vs. collaboration fallacy seems to be as old as our modern education system itself. No one wants their...

Posted on: August 12th, 2017

Six Ways Competitions Can Help You Get Into College

If you’re in high school today, your parents can probably remember when good grades were enough to get you into college. Sadly, those days are long gone. When admissions officers review your...

Posted on: May 29th, 2016

7 Best-Practices for Educators and Coaches

In 2015, more than 3,400,000 students participated in the top 20 educational competitions. They were coached by more than an estimated 250,000 formal and informal educators! Although there is a...

Posted on: May 29th, 2016

5 Ways Challenge-Based-Learning Transforms Classrooms.

The idea of "competition" in the classroom still scares some of us in the education industry. We're told that competition creates winners and losers; that it damages collaboration, and ruins...