There is a direct connection between relationships and learning. Students learn best when their classroom experience is built upon relationships of trust and respect. Teachers from preschool to high school know learning works this way, and we do too. Even the students who like school the least do the best when they have a [...]
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Do you remember the last time you set a New Year’s resolution? Do you remember if you achieved it? If you didn’t, or not completely, don’t worry. You’re not alone. At one time or another, most people have set a goal but ended up sidelined from it because life got in the way. You [...]
As we’ve talked about before, you can’t trust your child to just any karate school or martial arts teacher. The stakes are too high, and unfortunately, sex offenders sometimes end up working with children. That’s unbelievably scary. The same concern applies to you, your safety, and comfort. Even though you’re an adult, you need [...]
When is the last time you thought about learning styles? Sure, you may have heard about the three main learning styles, but do you know which one you default to? Learning is an exciting topic, and we think about it a lot. If you want to understand better how you or your child learns, [...]
Fear is a powerful tool. It drives a spike of adrenaline that helps us undertake heroic tasks in times of emergency, like lifting a car when someone is pinned beneath it. Fear can also help us tap into our intuition and keep us safe in times of uncertainty, like when you decide not to [...]
If you’ve never practiced martial arts before, you might think it’s all about combat and violence. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. People who practice martial arts are better at avoiding and resolving a conflict. They end up in fewer physical and verbal altercations because they’ve practiced and trained in ways of [...]
The USA Today headline screamed, “Was your child’s coach banned for sexual misconduct? Better Check.” The article went on to explain the serious and all too common problem of people with a past that includes violent crimes against children remaining in coaching positions. The article highlighted the case of a USA Taekwondo association member [...]
Everyone wants to know the key to success in life. In an effort to find it, we hire coaches and consultants, read an endless supply of self-help books, and listen to podcasts from the latest gurus. The problem with our search efforts is that we’re hardwired to avoid the one thing that will genuinely [...]
Focus is something that’s in short supply these days, but it’s something we need more of now than ever before. The daily distractions we face are endless. If it’s not a new text message or smartwatch notification, it’s an incoming email, coworkers talking in the cubicle next door, or the television droning on in [...]
Everyone strives to get that gold medal, and when you do it’s a sensational feeling of pride. Although winning and losing is what comes to mind for most people when they think of competition, there is much more to it than just that. For years, I had been doing traditional karate, which will always [...]