#29 Music while learning

#29 Music while learning

Should you listen to music when studying? In an ideal world we would probably say no music while doing schoolwork except classical baroque / instrumental music which actually can help your memory by getting the brain into a relaxed state. But a good compromise is as...
#28 MINDSET: How to Change Negative Thoughts

#28 MINDSET: How to Change Negative Thoughts

When you change your negative thinking you look for the good in your life more so. Your communication becomes more positive and your focus is on your strengths rather than your weaknesses. In a better positive state not only do you learn quicker and easier but your...
#27 Independent learning

#27 Independent learning

Some students take a long time to realise that there are actually two types of work in secondary school. There is the obvious work, the work your teacher specifically tells you to do and that is compulsory: homework, working on assignments, preparing for tests and...
#26 MINDSET: Creating Vision and Purpose

#26 MINDSET: Creating Vision and Purpose

Discovering your WHY – your reason for achieving your personal best. All too often when I speak with students, particuarly senior students there is a negativity toward the senior years of school. There is often the cultural message that the final year of school...
#25 Guidelines for Goal Setting

#25 Guidelines for Goal Setting

Once you start setting your goals for the year, compare them to the checklist below to make sure they are SMARTIES. SPECIFIC: Make goals as detailed and specific as possible. Don’t make broad wishy-washy goals like ‘I want to do better in Maths’, make them very...