Featuring The Polytech and Our Staff:
Learn more about one of our founders, Reza Khastou, who was profiled by Celebrate Living History:
Meet Reza He Runs His Own School
Mark Magee, our social studies teacher, is highlighted for his creative current events lesson:
Learning at a New Level: The Polytech Students Get a Jump Start on Tracking Presidential Candidates
Beyond Math Anxiety: 99 Insights (and a Calculation's Not One!) by Molli Osburn, MA
Appropriate for math students of all ages, their parents, and educators, Molli helps explain some of the root causes of math shame and anxiety, as well as provides tips for overcoming these negative thought patterns. Molli, also known as Molli the Math Rebel, is a recognized author and public speaker, and has done a book signing and participated in several events at The Polytech that benefit our students and the community.
Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Disabilities by Scott Barry Kaufman
Experience Inquiry: 5 Powerful Strategies, 50 Practical Experiences by Kimberly Lasher Mitchell
Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children by Yong Zhao
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. An excellent summary of her research on the performance and stress level of students who embrace a growth mindset (learning happens through the process of struggling and achieving, not necessarily a perfect outcome, and improves over time with effort) versus those who have a fixed mindset (intelligence is fixed and you are limited by what you are born with).
The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety, by Sheri L. Turrell, Christopher McCurry, and Mary Bell.
Articles and Blogs:
Our 4 Best Tips for Organizing Your Student Without Nagging, TeenLife, by Ruth Wilson
6 Critical Thinking Skills You Need to Master Now, Rasmussen College
What Does It Mean to be Professional at Work? UpJourney, Successful entrepreneurs weigh in, including Ruth Wilson
How Long Should a Cover Letter Be? UpJourney, experiencing hiring managers give advice, including Marcia Rodes
The 3 Key Skill Sets for the Workers of 2030 World Economic Forum, by Adam Jezard
What if the Future of Work Starts with High School? Forbes, by Heather McGowan
Productivity Isn't About Time Management; It's About Attention Management New York Times, by Adam Grant
Students Learn from People They Love New York Times, by David Brooks
Why Gen Z Learners Prefer YouTube Lessons over Printed Books Education Week, by Lauraine Genota
These are the 5 "Super Skills" You Need for Jobs of the Future Fast Company, by Stephanie Vozza
When Overtaxed Working Memory Knocks Your Brain Out of Sync Quanta Magazine, by Jordana Capelewicz