Posted on: June 6th, 2018

Competition Versus Cooperation – It’s Not an Either Or Proposition

There has been an ongoing debate in the world of youth sports about the value of the participation trophy. Those in favor want to make sure that every child feels that his or her participation...

Posted on: May 27th, 2018

Educators and parents both need to know how to talk to kids when they don’t get a trophy

To many parents, sending their kids home with a trophy is the biggest reward from participating in academic competitions. They want to be able to praise their kids and see those beaming smiles on...

Posted on: April 10th, 2018

How competitions can help students train their imaginations, and change the future.

Ask any football player, and he’ll tell you that he had sat in his locker before a game and imagined himself making the big play. There isn’t a pitcher alive that hasn’t imagined himself...

Posted on: March 12th, 2018

Teach Creativity to Enhance Problem-Solving Skills

The formal reason for sending our students to school every fall is to help them receive a good education and set them up for success in their future careers. In the past, a good education has...

Posted on: March 1st, 2018

Use Academic Competitions to Develop Agency in Your Students

Developing agency, the ability to become a self-starter and act independently, is a common theme in sports. A coach can teach a wide receiver how to run routes, but the coach can’t make him run...

Posted on: February 17th, 2018

Academic Competitions Help Student’s Gain the Soft-Skills Needed for Success.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! This is what everyone in the education field hears over and over again. STEM is critical for students looking for the best jobs in today’s economy and...