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Study and Learning

It’s almost time for that final bell to ring that will free you from your desk. The last thing you’re thinking about is the purpose of the lecture. That pesky seconds hand on the clock seems to be pecking away at the time slower than usual. The history teacher’s lecture […]
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How do you study? That’s an important question that we should all think about. It doesn’t matter if you’re learning something in a classroom setting or at the office. The way you study is important. Quality studying will allow information to get stored in your long-term memory in a way […]
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Procrastination is a part of human nature. Everyone procrastinates every now and then. Living in a world booming with technology makes procrastination even more common than ever before. It’s easy to get lost in a video of a cat trying to fit into a tiny jar and ignore a report […]
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Just like learning about how a tool works helps you use it better, learning about how your brain works can help you learn more efficiently. There are two modes of thinking that are essential to learning: focused mode and diffuse mode. It’s critical that both thought patterns are used to […]
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Reading literature is very beneficial to understanding the human condition and seeing how we’re all relative in one way or another. Whether you’re reading William Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson, J.K. Rowling, or Ernest Cline, the author has something to say about the human race or the world we live in. […]
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If you fail, fail forward. Many students put too much emphasis on getting good grades; however, grades aren’t everything. What you learn from the lessons taught in class that are applicable to your life is just as important. Tests and quizzes are just a couple of ways to gauge how […]
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Happy Spring! Have you recovered from the time change? If it’s been tough to get yourself or your kids out of bed post-Daylight Savings, there might be an app for that. On Monday, we shared an alarm Android App on our Facebook Page that forces you to complete math problems […]
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A lot of students are either wrapping up the first semester, or are a few weeks in to a new semester. Now is the time to look back at the first half of the year and then set smart goals for the remainder of the school year. Goal Setting Taking […]
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Meta-what? Metacognition. Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? If you’re wondering what this word means, trust me you’re not alone. Metacognition is a term we use when coaching students. Even the younger ones. When introducing this concept to students, there are three stages. First, we help our students break up the word and examine each […]
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Happy new year! We’re about halfway through the school year, and now is a great time to take a look through your materials and organize messy binders! Is there is hope for you? Well, if a stormtrooper can organize a binder, then we know you can! (Video by Mike Bitanga) Still […]
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