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How to make math enjoyable

It seems to be pretty black and white, doesn’t it? You either love math or you hate it. Some kids shrink at the thought of math problems, new formulas, textbooks,...

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What is critical thinking?

It’s one thing to teach students facts. It’s another – more important, yet difficult – thing to teach students how to think. At Self Development Academy, critical thinking is ingrained...

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How to have your own story time

Story time is an ancient concept that predates libraries, bookstores, and even the printing press. Humans have passed down stories, tales, and histories from generation to generation. Not only is...

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Celebrate Pi Day

The day that bakers and mathematicians alike celebrate is almost upon us! March 14 – pi day! Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, equal to...

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Growing as Parents

We focus a lot on developmental milestones for our babies and toddlers. During childhood and adolescence, children continue growing physically, emotionally, mentally, and socially. Our roles as parents expand and...

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Show some love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a great time to evaluate how we show love and care to ourselves and those around us. This Stanford University study connects positivity with success in kids....

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Thoughts on students giving back

As educators, we want our students to master subjects, stoke their curiosities, and accomplish their goals. To that end, we have lots of tips and thoughts on the journey of...

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