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Time to practice gratitude

With Thanksgiving upon us, there’s no better time to practice gratitude. Gratitude literally rewires the brain, and thankfulness boosts serotonin and helps activate dopamine production. There are countless benefits to...

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Technology and academic honesty

For all of the benefits and pitfalls of living in the information age, the temptation and accessibility to plagiarize reigns at the top. While we’ve discussed tips for tech savvy...

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How to develop self-awareness

At Self Development Academy, our students learn to push past their comfort zones, strengthen their weaknesses, and embrace their strengths. But becoming self-aware is a process. Consider these questions to...

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Mental health and the human experience

Perhaps more than ever, people are aware of and support mental health. We’ve talked about it many times: here (a morning routine for mental health) and here (your child’s mental...

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A Message on World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day is Oct. 5. At Self Development Academy, our teachers are world-class. Take a look at just one take on what our teachers want our students to know....

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How to encourage learning

Last week we explored how to nurture creativity in our children. Another piece to well-rounded problem solvers? Valuing learning over accomplishment. When children expect and accept failure as part of...

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