Active vs. Passive Learning

What have you been contributing to class lately? Often we think of the classroom as a place of passive learning. We view “good” students as the ones who sit quietly and take notes. Certainly there is nothing wrong with taking organized notes and paying close attention to the words of your teacher. But is that…

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Thankfulness: An Untapped Mental Resource

“I had the pleasure to live a childhood dream as many young Americans and Puerto Rican children live that play youth baseball. And I feel honored and very thankful for that opportunity.” – Nolan Ryan Seasons are long, practices can be grueling, coaches and teammates can test the limits of your nerves. There are times…

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The 7 Cardinal Sins of Mindset in Academics

Many of us have heard of the 7 cardinal sins, which are different thoughts/feelings/actions that prevent you from reaching your maximum potential as a person. Similarly, here are 7 cardinal sins that will block you from reaching your maximum potential as a student.  1. Indifference/Apathy- “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps…

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Mastering Pressure Situations

What pressures do you deal with? Before you can work to better yourself, it is important to first fully understand exactly what areas you are struggling with. Take a moment and list out the top 5 situations that make your palms sweat. These don’t have to be solely reserved to on the field, either. Add…

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10 Rules for the School Year

1. Never be outworked. 2. Don’t focus on your test scores. Focus on getting better and going after the toughest challenges. 3. Remember that being the smartest person in the room does not entitle you to an award. Being the best learner and the most teachable person in the room will lead you much farther. …

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