"Despite these dismal statistics, there are students who are doing well because they learned that an effective study process is more important than being smart."
Montclair, NJ, (PRWEB) March 04, 2013
March 2, 2013–While globalization has made the value of a good education increasingly apparent, children in the United States continue to slip in academic performance. In terms of high school graduation rate, the United States ranks 22nd out of 27 industrialized countries (OECD, 2012).
“Despite these dismal statistics, there are students who are doing well because they have learned that an effective study process is more important than being smart” says Dr. Ansley W. LaMar, psychology professor and author of the new report, “More Important than I.Q.: What Your Child Really Needs to be Successful in School.”
“Too many young people have been brought up to believe that being smart is the secret of success,” says Dr. LaMar. “A bevy of recent research, however, has demonstrated that considering oneself smart serves to undermine academic achievement. Children who consider themselves smart avoid challenging work and are often unwilling to put in the time and effort that is needed to do well academically. Children who do well in school have parents who taught them, often times unintentionally, that sustained effort trumps natural ability.”
In “More Important Than I.Q.,” Dr. LaMar offers 15 psychologically-proven principles that parents can use to help their child develop the disposition to focus on school work. Among the principles presented in this report are:
- Principle #3: Search for Positive Instances
- Principle #5: Orchestrate the Process
- Principle #7: The 1% Solution
- Principle #11: Engineer the Environment
Learn what you can do to ensure your child’s academic success by sending for a free copy of Dr. LaMar’s report, “More Important than I.Q.: What Your Child Really Needs to be Successful in School.” E-mail Dr. LaMar at firstname.lastname@example.org; use “More Important than I.Q.” in the subject line.
Dr. Ansley W. LaMar, a psychology professor and former dean of arts and sciences at New Jersey City University, is founder and president of LaMar Education Enterprises, LLC.
Dedicated to the belief that all people are gifted and talented, LaMar Educational Enterprises, LLC makes advances in psychological and educational research available to families, schools, and corporations by publishing e-books and conducting workshops and teleconferences that focus on applying psychology to living a happier and more satisfying life. Each summer, LaMar Educational Enterprises, LLC, sponsors SuperKidz Kamp, http://www.superkidzkamp.com , a seven-day, fun-filled, residential camp experience that uses challenging activities, cooperative games, and opportunities for reflection to develop the leadership capabilities of 11-to-17-year olds.
LaMar Educational Enterprises, LLC also offers coaching sessions for individuals and groups interested in meeting and exceeding their life goals.
For further information-mail alamar(at)lamared(dot)com or call 973-485-6591.