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Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

Sep 6, 2017 | Mercer Island Blog

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how. Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental musclehelps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping the..

Why there is no such thing as a gifted child

Sep 6, 2017 | Mercer Island Blog

Even Einstein was unexceptional in his youth. Now a new book questions our fixation with IQ and says adults can help almost any child become gifted When Maryam Mirzakhani died at the tragically early age of 40 this month, the news stories talked of her..

To Live Your Best Life, Do Mathematics

Feb 3, 2017 | Mercer Island Blog

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd College in California and the outgoing president of the Mathematical Association of America (MA..

How This Teacher Disrupted Education With The Mathnasium Model Of Teaching

Jan 28, 2017 | Mercer Island Blog

We expect certain professionals to go above and beyond just showing up for work. Educators are good examples of this. They are the backbone of our society and we rely on them to prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs. Mathnasium is an unin..

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