Improving Academic Performance

How to Improve Math Grades through Mindset

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on May 12, 2021 3:11:20 PM CDT

Many people continue to believe that you are either a math person, destined to be able to do math easily, or you’re not. If you’re not, math classes will always be hard, and you’ll never be comfortable with numbers and calculations. This type of thinking is seriously misguided, and really sends the wrong message to any student that is exposed to this idea.

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Creative Ways to Increase Student Motivation and Improve Grades

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on May 5, 2021 11:57:30 AM CDT

There are a few things we know for sure about individuals who perform really well in school, get really good at a sport, or become highly skilled musicians or artists. And if you think one of those things involves having a special gift, an innate talent, or an especially high IQ, you’d be wrong. The latest science suggests that the following concepts and questions factor heavily into whether a student builds skill and ultimately performs well in any given academic, athletic, or artistic domain:

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How 1% improvement can turn an F into an A

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on November 23, 2016 11:00:00 AM CST


Most students don’t realize how small, incremental improvements can accumulate over time to create significant jumps in skill level or academic performance.

Let’s begin by exploring some theories about performance and success that have a lot to do with becoming comfortable struggling and striving to make small improvements. Later, we’ll show how a seemingly small improvement of just 1% a week can turn an F into an A.

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Tags: academic performance, growth mindset, studying, math skills