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Learning Strategies That Shape Boys into Successful Men

While there have been single gender schools for centuries, it’s only been in recent years that research has shown why such schools are the better option for educating young people.

Good Manners Matter in Preparing for Success in Life

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”

Courage is Key to Being Prepared for an Unsure Future

Personal character is the primary trait that produces personal courage. Both are learned traits, gained from observing them in role models and formal character development orientation,

Boarding Schools: Where Learning Never Stops

There’s been so much focus on what’s being taught in our schools’ classrooms that we’re apt to forget what needs to happen beyond the traditional school day

Got GRIT? – Teens Shouldn’t Leave Home Without It

Teaching teens to cultivate grit is teaching them to believe that their personal and professional success is in their own hands. Not a bad way to begin the journey through a life of success.

Effective Communication is Key to Resolving Conflicts

Conflict is unavoidable. When humans interact with each other, there is an eventual certainty that different personal preferences, ideas, likes, and dislikes will create conflict.

Just Who is the ‘iGen’ Generation and How Are They Different?

Just Who is the ‘iGen’ Generation and How Are They Different? The 74 million young Americans born between 1995 and 2012 comprise the most important generation in the nation’s history.

There’s a Critical Need to Build a Moral Compass in Our Teens: Here’s How

In the wake of the 2002 national “No Child Left Behind” educational initiative, it appears that plenty children have been and continue to be left behind when it comes to developing character, morality, and ethics as standard behaviors.

Grit Seen As Major Predictor Of Success For Teens

It seems courage, follow-through, resilience, and excellence – collectively referred to as “grit” — are in short supply among today’s youth.

Additional Approaches Needed to Enhance Student Learning

While academic content and teaching strategies are important in planning children’s education, there are at least two more ingredients needed in a quality education.

Large Number of Teens Need a Moral Compass, Studies Show

Beyond school classrooms, there are character education resources that parents, grandparents and other adult role models can use to instill basic moral and ethical values in teenagers.

Elevating Executive Function for Boys

“Executive Function & Self-Regulation,” a paper written by Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, lists three skills that are crucial for learning and development.

Preparing For A College Visit

Choosing the college that is right for you is beyond important and that decision is based on a myriad of factors. Here’s how to come prepared.

Leadership Education Raises Student Achievement

The lack of leadership education is one reason for the growing disparity in educational attainment among U.S. students of different races, nationalities and socio-economic backgrounds.

Brain Science and the Difference between Boys and Girls

Boys and girls learn differently for a very simple biological reason – their brains are built differently. Given, their differences, boys and girls perform better provided different stimuli.

Is there a Cancer Growing in Our Schools?

We are failing boys if we don’t address the “malignancies” in the education system. If you think of this as a cancer, it is growing and we cannot ignore it.

Are We Failing Our Boys? – The Crisis in Education

Are you asking if there is a crisis looming? Are boys falling behind? And if so, what’s happened to our boys to make them fail and fall behind?

All-Boys vs. Co-Ed Schools: Which is Better?

If you’re a parent exploring private school options for your son, you may be wondering about the value of single gender vs. co-ed schools.

Cadet Salisbury Reflects on His Military School Experience

Taking a look back: Here’s an excerpt from Cadet Salisbury’s graduation speech from the Class of 2015.

Why Setting Goals is Important for Students

Goal setting is fundamental to long-term success. After all, it’s difficult to get to a desired destination before you it’s been clearly defined.