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ALL Happy Students Learn Better

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Surprise– All happy students learn better!

Optimism pays dividends!

We CAN change the story of struggling readers and poor graduation rates!

Even when controlled for intelligence and PAST poor performance, a recent study* of fifth graders found that school success and academic achievement were mutually reinforcing. Attention to individual needs provides successful experiences and instills confidence in poor readers, and a positive attitude from teachers and parents has tremendous ripple effects. Encourage hope and confidence. Keep smiling!

Read my Free Tip on Motivation for some good starting points.

*Happiness and Academic Achievement: Evidence for Reciprocal Causality”. PC Quinn and AL Duckworth. (2007) The Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society. Washington, D.C.

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