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...

Posted on: February 11th, 2018

How Competitions Help Students Understand and Manage Stress

This suck! It’s too hard! I can’t do it! These are just a few of the common lines we hear from our students as they face difficult, stressful challenges. Kids naturally want everything to be...

Posted on: February 4th, 2018

Mind over Matter – How Close Competition Can Spur You On… Scientifically.

Article Highlights: Having a close competitor increases performance. It really is a mental game in that so long as you believe the competition is close, you'll get the boost in...

Posted on: January 29th, 2018

The Fallacy of the Zero-Sum Academic Competition

Article highlights: We're trained to think of winners and losers in competitions. The main benefit from academic competition comes not from winning, but from the experience gained in playing...

Posted on: December 26th, 2017

The Science of Academic Competitions – what we learned in 2017

2017 has been a wild roller-coaster of a year on so many front's it's almost hard to imagine that it's about to come to an end. As we think back on the past 12 months, we realized something great....