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#100 Performance – Neuroplasticity

PERFORMANCE: Neuroplasticity – The Elastic Brain Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to form and reorganise connections in the brain, especially in response to learning or experience. What we now know from this form of brain science is that: 1. Your brain grows and changes depending on your experience and environment. 2. If you …

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#99 Set times for home learning

SET TIMES FOR HOME LEARNING PARENTS: Many students come home from school and end up just waiting until they might ‘feel’ like doing schoolwork. Or else they drag everything out over the whole night. A much better way is each night have set allocated times for home learning. Many students find that learning in 20-30 …

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#97 Time management: 80/20 rule

TIME MANAGEMENT: The 80-20 Rule The assumption around the 80-20 rule is that most of the results in any situation are determined by a small number of causes. You can use the 80-20 rule to: • Choose the right goal • Choose the right task • Choose the right action or strategy. Have you completed …

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#95 Time management: the one thing

TIME MANAGEMENT: The ONE Thing “Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus”. The truth is that things don’t matter equally and success is found in doing what matters most. Sometimes it’s the first thing you do. Sometimes it’s the only thing you do. Regardless, doing the most important thing …

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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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