The Chariot Report #47 – The Great Ideas Issue
“Everything begins with an idea.” At least that’s what motivational mastermind Earl Nightingale said. If you agree (and how could you not), you’ll love this edition of The Chariot Report, delivering essential information and insights for tutors and test prep professionals every other Tuesday.
GET A LITTLE BETTER EVERY DAY
Here’s an idea: if you can get 1 percent better each day for one year, you’ll end up thirty-seven times better by the time you’re done. Imagine how this might benefit both you and your students. If you’re intrigued by the power of incremental improvement, you’ll love Robert Glazer’s insightful summary of what he learned from speaking with James Clear and reading Clear’s book Atomic Habits.
BETTER SLEEP LEADS TO BETTER GRADES
Anyone who lives with teens knows how massively misaligned school start times are with teen sleep patterns. Transportation challenges aside, all high schools should consider later start times, which have, in some studies, led to measurable improvements in both grades and attendance. To learn more–and discover the meaning of social jet lag–check out Kristen Mae’s article on Grown & Flown.
STUDYING THE PAST CAN ILLUMINATE THE FUTURE
Students of history understand the wisdom gleaned from prior events. While the investment admonition that past performance is no guarantee of future results always applies, we in the test preparation industry acquire some of our most important insights by scouring past tests. If you haven’t had a chance to comb through the 2018 crop of PSAT exams yet, don’t worry: Chariot Learning has.
WE ARE CHANGED BY GREAT IDEAS
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