#49 USEFUL HANDOUTS AND PLANNERS

Just a reminder that your school subscribes to the study skills and well-being website studysamurailibrary.com which means that all parents and students at the school can access the site at school and at home. Please take some time this week to log in and have a look....

#48 NEUROPLASTICITY – The Elastic Brain

STUDY SKILLS TIP FOR MID – JANUARY 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...

#47 NEW SCHOOL YEAR RESOLUTIONS

STUDY SKILLS TIP FOR JANUARY: NEW SCHOOL YEAR RESOLUTIONS Just like many people set new year’s resolutions, it is a great idea to set some clear targets for school this year. Here’s what you do. Brainstorm ideas on what you could do this year at school or at home to...

#46 The 80-20 Rule or Pareto’s Principle

TIME MANAGEMENT: The 80-20 Rule or Pareto’s Principle 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...

#45 Steps to Success

TIME TO REFLECT: STEPS TO SUCCESS With the end of the year fast approaching, take the time to ask yourself these questions: – How well did I do this year at school? – Did my particular style of thinking or approach produce more or less learning than I had...

#44 Focus on 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...

#43 Preparing for Senior Studies

PREPARING FOR SENIOR STUDIES As many senior students prepare to leave school at the end of this year and embark on further education or a new career, a whole batch of students are preparing to join the ranks of the senior students next year. As students approach the...

#42 STRATEGIES FOR A GROWTH MINDSET

Strategies For A Growth Mindset. Having Growth Mindset means you believe you can improve not only because you look for help but also due to your effort and practice. A growth mindset helps you: – Focus on learning rather than worry about results. – Value...

#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...

#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...