Brain Training and Persistence Produces Productivity

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!” We’ve heard this phrase over and again since our earliest school days – usually after experiencing repeated failure. It epitomizes one characteristic that helps us develop into productive members of society: persistence. Persistence is defined as firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. In by that definition it is neither a positive or negative activity. It just means we stick to whatever we’re doing. And in more than 20 years of working with….

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Work Experiences Provide Targeted Skills Training

There’s a good reason to get your teenager off the couch and out the door for work. Studies show that “work experiences are a critical component of preparing youth for transition to adulthood.” In particular, early work experiences – especially those in which the work is combined with a targeted skills training component – help young people develop those elusive “soft skills” for which employers are increasingly seeking in their entry-level employees. Soft-Soft Skill Training Remains Largely Elusive for Most Youth Although employers are increasingly seeking soft-skills in their new….

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Training can Make your Next School Year Better

So, Mom and Dad, how did this school year go for you? Did your student soar through school assignments with ease? Was he or she a constant source of joy for the family? Or was your daily experience a living nightmare as you tried to help your son or daughter through one grueling hour of homework after another? If that was more your experience I have good news for you – summer break is almost here, giving you a much needed reprieve from the nightly grind. Unfortunately, summer only lasts….

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