• Connections: The Growth Mindset Approach to Success

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  • Step by Step: Success for Today's Student

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  • Class Activity: ACES Initial Report

    Goal: Familiarize your students with ACES and have them reflect on their personal scores, considering both their strengths and their areas for improvement. Note: Your students will need access to LaunchPad a...
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  • The New ACES Progress Report - Coming Fall 2019

    Since we first launched the ACES self-assessment back in 2016, we’ve seen program after program make the simple decision to give each one of their students, on their first days of college, one of the most powerf...
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  • How to Choose Your Committee

                You’ve graduated with your bachelor’s degree, and you have been accepted to the university of your dreams to pursue a master’s degre...
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  • Video Assignment: Swipe the Vote

    Voting     Type: Advertising Topic(s): Voting, youth voting, voting research Search terms: swipe the vote rock the vote Video title: Swipe the Vote | Tinder Time (of video): 0:32 Posted by: Tinder ...
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  • Video Assignment: The Procrastination System

    The Procrastination System     Type: TED Talk Topic(s): procrastination, writing, completing projects Search Terms: TED Talk Tim Urban Master Procrastinator Video Title: Inside the Mind ...
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  • How a Growth Mindset can bring you Closer to Your Goals

    Maybe you’re like me: Determined to finish your biggest project, but struggling to get things done. For students, this may be especially true with writing papers. In college, when it came to term papers, I’...
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  • Earning a Degree is Not a Race

    There is a resounding assumption that our nation’s high school graduates will enroll in some form of higher education in the fall of the same year they graduate. The assumption starts early on in American public...
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  • Class Activity: Overcoming Unsuccessful Student Behaviors

    Goal: Students who engage in self-destructive behaviors are often unable to complete a college degree. Have students practice recognizing those self-destructive behaviors and the Emotional Intelligence Competenci...
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  • Class Activity: Comparing Class Schedules

    Goal: Have students work together to understand time management and design more time-efficient schedules for the next term.   Time: Ten minutes   In small groups, have your students share their c...
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  • Video Assignment: Time Management

                                Video title: Effective Time Management Topic(s): Time management, procrastination Search terms: video effective time ma...
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  • Class Activity: Checking In

      Ask your students to write what they think their biggest challenge has been so far in starting college. This not only gives you a taste of their writing ability but also lets you know where their perceived wea...
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  • Proactive and Productive Back-to-School Tips

    Fall may not mark the beginning of the calendar year, but it certainly presents an opportunity for growth and change with the beginning of the academic year. Think back to the end of the last semester, or the end of y...
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  • Coming Soon, To A Quad Near You

    It’s Y2K!...In Higher Education?   It’s the calm before the generational storm and while there may be a few that slipped through the threshold early, a major rush of Y2K born high school seniors...
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  • Peer Leader Class Activity: Motivation, Attitude, and Mindsets

    Note: This activity can be implemented using peer leaders as coteachers. The instructions are directed toward the peer leader, but instructors can adapt these exercises for use themselves.   Write the followin...
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  • Video Assignment: Katherine Fortier’s TEDxYouth Talk

      Video title: Emotional Intelligence: Katherine Fortier at TEDxYouth@ISH Topic(s): Emotional intelligence, social intelligence Search terms: video emotional intelligence ted talk Fortier Time (of video): 9:56 Po...
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  • Class Activity: Overcoming Setbacks

    Divide the class into groups and have students take turns trying to stump one another with a realistic scenario involving a setback to a task someone is trying to achieve. Students can draw from personal experience or...
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  • Class Activity: Motivation Icebreaker

    To get the conversation started about motivation, tell students that you are going to ask some questions and you want them to be completely honest. Start by saying, “If I asked you to write a two-page essay abou...
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  • Class Activity: Motivation, Attitude, and Mindset Discussion

    Review the concepts of motivation, attitude, and mindset, and explain how they are interrelated. Focus the discussion on how a positive attitude and growth mindset contribute to motivation and increase a person’...
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