Entries by Jelena N.

The Pygmalion effect – How teachers’ expectations affect students’ achievement

The Pygmalion effect describes how a teacher’s higher expectations lead to the student’s higher performance. If a teacher believes that certain students are late bloomers, there’s a good chance that they will become exactly that. Pygmalion effects in the classroom This effect can be found in different settings, but here we’ll focus on the classroom […]

Family Time: Winter Break without the Stress

Despite wanting to spend time with family during the holidays, getting together can be difficult to arrange. Everyone has different schedules. Work, school, friends, and many other things seem to get in the way. However, winter break is a great opportunity for togetherness and bonding with family. Winter break It’s the end of December and […]

Report Cards – Don’t Let Them Surprise You

It’s report card time! Even though this can be stressful for students, it can be tough for parents, too! Are you surprised when you see their grades? How do you react? In this article, we’ll answer a few questions parents commonly have and help you deal with the situation. The purpose of report cards Sometimes […]

Back to School: How to Be Prepared

It’s that time of year already! Whether you’re ready or not, summer break is over and school has started. Since going back to school is often a bit scary, we want to help prepare you to crush this school year! How to prepare for going back to school? So, how can you ready yourself mentally […]

When More Help is Needed

If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit We all want to feel calm, contented, and joyful as much as possible in our daily lives, and most of us strive to capture those feelings by making choices that enhance our lives. […]

How Do We Gain From Being Kind?

Kindness is one of those paradoxes – we become happier by making other people happier. This sounds a little weird, right? Usually, when we think of being kind to someone, for example to a friend, we think how that friend can benefit from our actions. But we may also gain from being nice to others, […]

Why Teens and Alcohol Don’t Mix

Alcohol is cool! People drink, it’s not a big deal. Adults (my parents, siblings, coworkers, etc.) are drinking, so why shouldn’t I? I only drink sometimes… I only drink beer and wine. Do you recognize some of these thoughts as yours? What do you think about drinking alcohol? You’ve probably heard a lot about it […]