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The “Pretend to Care” Technique: Case Study Success

Update:  This is a real note we just got from our son’s teacher after doing the “pretend to care” technique described in this post. Here is the important text: “Hi Nicole, C did great on his quiz today. I’m so proud of him. It appears he’s stepping up his game after our conference. I thought you would…

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How to Develop Natural Talent: A Case Study

We focus on practice here at Study Hacks because practice is so amazingly effective. Practicing makes people more talented. The effort and repetition involved with practice are the foundation of talent. Many people believe talent is you are born with – that talent is something that cannot be taught. This is wrong.Talent is mostly the result…

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Kids and Effort: When Will It “Kick In”?

We are huge here at Study Smart System on praising kids for effort instead of results. The research is in – and focusing on effort instead of outcome results in kids getting better results over time. The reason: kids can control their effort. Still, lots of parents see their kids still not really pushing the…

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80% of “Not Great” Students Have This One Unsolvable Problem – But They Can Still Be Great Students

Are you the parent of a student having problems like this in school? Getting Bs and Cs when you know they are easily capable of As Does not begin major assignments until too late Sometimes doesn’t hand in the homework they completed so they lower their grade Minor behavior problems in school, like talking too…

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Practicing Practice: Mastery, Mistakes, and Tiny Habits

Ask 100 people – they’ve all heard this phrase before: “If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” I think this phrase is just about the worst phrase you can tell someone, because the time and place for doing something right is after you’ve done it 100 times, and know exactly what to do.…

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