Month: June 2018

#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 follows. If the work is not very difficult, and …

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#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 assessments. But students who get good results in school take …

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#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 detailed and specific. Exactly what do you want to …

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#22 MINDSET: Identity Beliefs

Why the stories you tell yourself, about yourself can change your life! Stories we tell ourselves? Yes, if you pay attention you’ll notice that every human being runs mental stories about the world, other people, the weather, the list goes on and on. This “self- talk” can be around gratitude or appreciation of the good …

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