August 1-3
Michigan State University

Ramping for Campus T-Vitality and T-Success

Wednesday, August 1 – Friday, August 3, 2018

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

How the T-Academy can help you improve your grades

World’s leading universities believe that a student's academic knowledge is only 15% of success in their further education, in building a career, and in life.

The majority of schools are actively loading knowledge into the heads of our children, but they do not teach them the necessary skills. Hence, our children don’t know how to get good marks and improve their grades. Namely, they won’t allow you to apply the knowledge gained and achieve your goals: a prestigious university, a successful career, a happy family, and true friendship.

A study of Fortune 500 CEOs found that social skills are responsible for 75% of long-term and sustained success at work/obtaining higher education, but academic skills only 25%.

Here is how the T-Academy helps students improve grades and be successful outside school/university.

Leadership

Being a leader means being a person who everyone else recognizes the right to make responsible decisions for the entire team.

T-Academy’s approach:

  • Supervision of junior schoolchildren and beginners by high school students;
  • Numerous clubs and hobby classes will surely find a response in the soul of any student, and they will take the initiative in the area that is interesting to them and will gather their team of like-minded people.

Creativity

A creative young person is able to find non-standard, completely new solutions in familiar situations, they know how to come up with and implement new ideas.

T-Academy’s approach:

  • Solving the problem, the student will be asked not only to give the correct answer but also to find 10 different solutions;
  • Students focus on both academic knowledge and extracurricular activities - music classes, theater and acting, and the development of artistic skills. It is easier for a child with a broad outlook to find a non-standard approach to solving a problem.

Writing skills

If a child does not learn to write well, this can affect their reading ability and lead to difficulties in understanding the text, vocabulary, and phrasal context, as well as a deterioration in spelling. Problems with writing or insufficiently automated writing of text can lead to delayed development of the student, as well as affect the ability to take notes, which can lead to problems with concentration.

How T-Academy is improving essay writing skills:

  • Professional essay writers conduct lessons aimed at developing necessary skills;
  • Decent essay writing help develops in children the passion for writing.

T-Academy Twitter Hashtag:  #tacademy2018

 

Photos from T-Academy 2017

Featured Speakers

Ann
Austin

Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University

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John
Beck

Associate Professor, School of Human Resources & Labor Relations, Michigan State University

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Doug
Estry

Consultant and Former Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, Michigan State University

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Phillip
Gardner

Director, Collegiate Employment Research Institute, Michigan State University

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Jeff
Grabill

Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology and Director of the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology, Michigan State University

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“T” in the News

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Washington Post article by Loretta Jackson-Hayes

Why Some Colleges are Ditching the Science Lecture for Hands-On Learning

Mind/Shift NPR article by Anya Kamenetz

Study calls for stronger connection between jobs and education

Inside Higher Ed article by Ashley A. Smith

Educating to Innovate

Inside Higher Ed article by Deba Dutta

Three New Ideas to Help Universities Attract and Empower STEM Students

Fast Company article by Stephen Blair

How to Get a Job of the Future with a Liberal Arts Degree

Fast Company article by Rich Bellis

The Future of Work: Preparing Students for a Changing World of Work

Pacific Standard article by Freeman A. Hrabowski III

Why the Tech World Highly Values a Liberal Arts Degree

Washington Post article by Valerie Strauss

How Liberal Arts Colleges Reinvent Themselves as Startup Factories

Forbes magazine article by Liyan Chen

The T-Shaped Curriculum: Liberal Arts, Technical Education, or Both

Education Week article by Marc Tucker