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Posted on: December 13th, 2018

STEM Competitions with Spring Semester Registrations!

Earlier we posted about "creative" competitions that had winter and spring registration or submission deadlines. Today we wanted to highlight some of the STEM competitions that are still open for...

Posted on: December 13th, 2018

Competitions Fill the Gap in Environmental Education

In school we learn about the water cycle, ecosystems, weather, climate change, and many other aspects of our global environment. We learn about plants, animals, and all kinds of critters that inhabit...

Posted on: December 4th, 2018

Creative Competitions Accepting Winter and Spring Registrations

With the holiday season upon us and the end of the year near, many people might think that it's too late to get involved in academic competitions for the 2018-19 season. Although some of the big...

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Impact Research

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...

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STEM

Posted on: December 13th, 2018

STEM Competitions with Spring Semester Registrations!

Earlier we posted about "creative" competitions that had winter and spring registration or submission deadlines. Today we wanted to highlight some of the STEM competitions that are still open for...

Posted on: February 11th, 2018

Big time STEM competitions are coming with the spring!

Science competitions are blowing up all across the globe. Students from nearly every nationality participate in major science competitions every spring. In 2017 over 4 million K-12 students...

Posted on: February 8th, 2018

What’s Coming up in Student Robotics for Spring 2018?

For some students, spring is when they start day dreaming about their summer break, and thinking about what to do with their time away from school. But for many of the leading robotics students,...

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Best Practices

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: 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: December 19th, 2017

There is a right and wrong way to use positive thinking. Here’s how to do it right.

Promoting positive thinking is something every coach has done at least once. The purpose of doing so is simple. We think that if a player can just envision him or herself making the big play; if...

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