Academic Excellence, Martial Arts Discipline and The Khan Academy

Tools For Retention Spotlights The Khan Academy by Paul Keller

Helping students achieve better focus and consequently better grades is one of the  great benefits of martial arts training.   It is important that parents make the link between martial arts training and the added value to them and to their children.  Your martial arts training helps motivate and support their children’s success at school.  This  is another key to gaining  loyalty and retention from both parents and students.

Make it part of your Black Belt Leadership program to reward, recognized, support,  help and encourage academic excellence.

So here is a great learning tool you should know about that helps provide a solid foundation in academics, math and science.  Just like we build students step by step in a well organized curriculum in martial arts, the Khan Academy builds knowledge and experience step by step in Academics.

In my opinion it is absolutely incredible and on the cutting edge of teaching complex subjects simply.   Knowlege is power!  Add in the mix discipline, focus and concentration constantly reinforced at your school and you will have one more powerful reason parents will value their membership.

Wikipedia says:  The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit educational organization created in 2006, by Salman Khan with the stated mission of  “providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere”, the website supplies a free online collection of over 2,310 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and economics.

This video provides a brief introduction.  Check it out when you have time.  I think you will find it well worthwhile.  Starts with simple arithmetic and builds on thousands of short targeted learning videos via youtube.

The Khan Academy

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