In the Middle

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Get those monkeys off your back!

Inside our heads we all have both a rational decision-maker and an instant gratification monkey - says writer and blogger Tim Urban in the Blog Wait But Why?  When it comes to things like homework and studying, we would all love it if the rational decision-maker was in charge and we finished our work regularly as planned.  Unfortunately for most of us, the instant gratification monkey is King - so we tend not to.   We get diverted.

For most students, when it comes to procrastination, only the Panic Monster can overrule the monkey!

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Let's teach for Mastery!

Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven't always grasped the basics? Yes, it's complicated, but in his November 2015 TED Talk, educator Sal Khan shares his plan to turn struggling students into scholars by helping them master concepts at their own pace. 

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