Mindsets – Part I

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. Proverbs 13:4 I am teaching Kate and Joey how to play the piano.  Actually, make that just Kate! She listens and practices what I teach her although it is difficult...

Why Smart Kids Don't Try

“For a few decades, it’s been noted that a large percentage of all gifted students severely underestimate their own abilities. Those afflicted with this lack of perceived competence adopt lower standards for success and expect less of themselves. They underrate...

All's Well that Begins AND Ends Well

Are you a procrastinator who habitually struggles to get started?  Or do you start out enthusiastically only to find yourself fading before the finish?  Appallingly, both a slow start and a fading finish describe a growing number of modern day students who find...