Posted on: December 12th, 2017

How to celebrate victory: a lesson for academic competitions from the NFL

When Cam Newton ‘dabbed’ after scoring a touchdown, an NFL fan said she found it offensive. When Randy Moss pretended to pull his pants down and ‘moon’ fans in the end zone stands, many...

Posted on: December 7th, 2017

Challenge vs. Threat Mindset: how to empower yourself and your students to rise to the challenge.

As the timer ticks down on the competition clock, two students, Kevin and Adam, look up to the front of the room, each feeling his heart pump at a frantic pace. Both are far from calm as time...

Posted on: December 6th, 2017

Get excited: how to handle performance anxiety in competitive situations

When you think of the word “anxiety” what comes to mind? Is it speaking in front of a room full of people? Is it sweaty palms, a knotted stomach, and twisted tongue? Everyone has experienced...

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: November 26th, 2017

The world’s biggest student entrepreneurship competition is challenging US leadership.

In 1956, William Shockley moved to Mountain View, California, where he founded Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory - one of the earliest computer technology companies. Shockley was unique in his...

Posted on: November 18th, 2017

Four Ways Embracing Educational Competitions Will Benefit Your Community

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can...