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How to build habits that last

Now that it’s nearly March, the freshness of the New Year has worn off. Perhaps those New Year’s resolutions have lost their luster. Students well into the semester may need...

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Applying the scientific method

Even the youngest students at Self Development Academy apply the scientific method. From experimenting with bubbles to observing what happens when you mix red finger paint with yellow, understanding the...

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Finding the right school

While Self Development Academy has consistently ranked among the top schools in the state and the nation, there’s more to us than what outside agencies applaud. What our teachers say...

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Why art appreciation is so important

From Picasso to finger painting, Beethoven to Hot Cross Buns on a recorder, art appreciation should be a priority and value for all teachers and parents educating young people. At...

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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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