Never-Give-Up Patriots a Model to Struggling SAT and ACT Students

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Last night’s Super Bowl blew me away.  Lady Gaga alone was fantastic, but having edited down my thoughts on how much I liked her performance (let me just say I loved her guttural yell to the crowd before her last song:  ‘Come on! Let’s go!  This is the Super Bowl!  This is what Champions are made of!’  So respectful and aware, honoring the athletes for whom she was performing, when most artists treat their cameo as being purely about their …

When Horses Taught Me How to Tutor

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I spent four days last week at Jen Zoe’s Zenergen Stables in Orlando, a world of green, fresh-air, horses, and constant chatter about personality types, love, life, and childhood. Jen has read every personal growth book you’ve ever heard about, and she has also spent the past decade rescuing horses, four of which match each of the four major temperaments that most personality type systems identify. She uses these horses – Tres, Dante, Pretty Girl, and Bella – as mirrors for her workshop …

How Manchester United Hired

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As I have started to hire and train tutors, whom to hire has become the question to tackle. I’ve been reading former Manchester United Manager Alex Ferguson’s “Leading,” lately, searching for tidbits that can – yes, this is corny – help my leadership of students! Halfway through, Ferguson spells out how he hires coaches.  To drill his insights into my brain (making myelin, students!), I reviewed his criteria here: “When I interview someone, 1.  I want to know how ambitious they are …