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Kids, self control and the marshmallow test…

How to help kids develop self discipline It’s a classic test of self-control and discipline;  The Marshmallow Test. Designed by Walter Mischel in the late 1960’s, children are given a marshmallow and told they can either eat it now or wait for a period of time and get two marshmallows to eat.  The antics of…

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teaching kids problem solving skills

Six Steps to Problem Solving When I designed the Wyatt book series, eight years ago, my goal was to teach children to be better problem solvers. As a school counselor in an elementary school, I spent most of my time helping kids solve problems. I didn’t want to just tell them what to do, but…

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How do you teach kids to be energetic and focused?

Teaching hustle You’ve got one kid in your class who is knocking it out of the park… they are on top of their assignments they are engaged they ask questions and are genuinely interested in learning You’ve got another who is failing… they are always behind the eight ball they are disengaged they are disinterested What…

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