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#93 How to respond to “failure”

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. When you believe you’re a failure because of a result or feedback you received, you tend to avoid that “painful” experience again. How to use “Failure” …

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#92 Top tips for the New Year

Welcome back students! Working through the units and video lessons on the Study Samurai Library throughout this year will help you build skills and learn techniques to become more effective learners. We encourage all students and parents to log into the site and browse the units to become familiar with the topics covered. Also go …

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#91 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 Distraction There are two main …

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#90 Tips to improve your wellbeing

These proven activities increase your wellbeing and happiness levels: Meditate – Studies show that in the minutes right after meditating we experience feelings of calm and contentment as well as heightened awareness and empathy. Also research has shown that regular meditation can permanently rewire the brain to raise levels of happiness, lower stress and improve …

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#89 Memory

When a student says that they have a bad memory, it usually means that actually they do not encode the information they are trying to remember into their memory in an effective way. Memory is really a ‘process’ as opposed to a ‘thing’ in your head that you are born with. Rather than ‘improving your …

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#87 Idisorder

iDisorder Dr. Larry Rosen, professor of psychology at California State University has a must-read book for parents called ‘iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us’. In this book he discusses changes that occur to the brain ́s ability to process information and the ability to relate to the world due …

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#86 Create Positive Habits

The 3 Things You Need to Create Positive Habits CUE – ROUTINE – REWARD 1) Identify the habit. This is the ROUTINE. What could be one simple thing you could do every day to make life, more fun, happy, fulfilling, hopeful and peaceful etc. 2) Give yourself a REWARD for following through and taking action …

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