Featuring The Polytech and Our Staff:

Learn more about one of our founders, Reza Khastou, who was profiled by Celebrate Living History and also featured in the Entrepreneurs: Generations Apart book listed in the book section below: Meet Reza He Runs His Own School

Ruth Wilson is quoted in the "Use Data" section of When the School Wants to Remove IEP Services in Think Inclusive.

David Garlock, our teacher of so many subjects, hosts a YouTube channel dedicated to sharing 20th century history, culture and entertainment:

The Polytech was named as an Act of Kindness in The 52 Week Love Project. Read the interview with one of our founders, Ruth Wilson:
The 52 Week Love Project, Acts of Kindness - Week 52

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

Gary Gorland, teacher and mentor on site at South Seattle College, shares a tip in the "Useful Applications" section:
How Technology Can Increase Productivity

Consultant Glen Lutz provides insights for competitive athletes at the university level:
How to Train Pupils to Play a Higher Level of Sport

Ruth Wilson shares info about the financial side of launching The Polytech:
Getting Schooled in Credit Union Credit Cards


Recommended Reading

Entrepreneurs: Generations Apart featuring an interview by Reza Khastou about founding The Polytech

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

Getting Schooled: 102 Practical Tips for Parents, Teachers, Counselors, and Students about Living and Learning with ADHD by Yafa Crane Luria

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


Education 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 with a tip from Ruth Wilson

Just for the Freshmen, South Coast Today with a tip from 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

Aren't Sure? Brain is Primed for Learning Yale News

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

Learning is a Learned Behavior. Here's How to Get Better at It Harvard Business Review, by Ulrich Boser

What Does It Mean to be Professional at Work? UpJourney, Successful entrepreneurs weigh in, including Ruth Wilson

How Students Benefit from Quality Sleep Savvy Sleeper Blog, by David Kose


Articles, Blogs and Books featuring Other Interests of Our Staff:

Most Uncommon (and Beautiful!) Spring Flowers with a tip from Reza Khastou

Urban Gardens: How to Create Green Indoor Spaces, Even in a City Flat? with a project from Reza Khastou

Q&A with Entrepreneur and Education Expert Ruth Wilson, an interview from FemFounder

Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies, by Najmieh Batmangli