Month: September 2018

#41 Preparing for Exams

For many students, a block of examinations can be daunting. Some students have no idea where to start and what they should work on. The first thing to do with examinations approaching is to find out what topics will be tested. Even a simple question to teachers can get you started such as ‘are we …

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#40 The ABC of Negative Thinking

The ABC of Negative Thinking We all have negative thoughts – I call them stories. Rather than the imagined “stories” in your mind, come to see reality as it is. When you do, your thinking becomes more realistic. Your language becomes more precise and you replace should and must words with could or when. The …

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#39 The Best Way to Study

Students sometimes ask ‘what is the best way to study?’. The answer, there is no best way. An important lesson for students to learn is that everyone learns in different ways, everyone has different approaches and preferences, and what works well for one person may not work well for another. This truth applies to all …

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#37 Afternoon Routines

Some students are naturally able to find a good balance between all the facets of their life: schoolwork, sports, activities, friends, family, technology and all of the other aspects of life that keep us busy from when we wake to when we sleep. Other students struggle to fit their schoolwork in during the evenings and …

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#36 Power of Failure

MINDSET: The Power of Failure To Learn, Problem Solve and Achieve Excellence All too often in our schools the fear of failure paralyses performance. Worse than that, far too many students see “failure” in a result as a reflection of themselves. It usually sounds like this, “I’m not smart enough”. When you believe you’re a …

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#35 Kaizen

  Sometimes students think that ‘study skills‘ is just something you need to be concerned with when you are at school. This is not the case at all. For example, most jobs will require learning and training, certification and assessment. Planning, managing workload and good time management skills will also be essential when students leave …

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#34 Mindset: Focus

MINDSET: Focus Recent studies reveal:  People who focus, have self – control and delay gratification have better quality lives regardless of social or economic backgrounds.  The ability to focus helps you learn faster.  Being able to switch your focus on and off when needed makes you happier. Distraction and how to refocus …

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#33 Overcoming Procrastination

Do you ever find yourself procrastinating? You mean to start work on an assignment, but you just keep putting it off until it ends up being a mad rush the night before it is due. The Overcoming Procrastination topic looks at the reasons why students procrastinate and what techniques they can try to overcome this …

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