You have a test coming up. You need to know the material. Soon. But first, you need to know how to study for it. One way to study is to read back over your notes and textbook. Is that really the best study strategy? An alternative approach would be to test your memory. That could mean … [Read more...] about A Study Strategy for all Occasions: Test your Memory
“Trust me?” You send him off to school. Drive him to soccer practice. Then there’s dinner. And, you know, a little TV. Says he’s getting homework done. But there doesn’t seem to be that much. Gets it all done in school. Hmm. Trust me. Hmm. You want to trust him. You don’t have time to … [Read more...] about Teach Your Teen How to Stop Procrastinating Homework (without Nagging)
Imagine your son comes home from school. He’s frustrated about Biology. Today they covered, “balancing equations.” That completely drained his enthusiasm. Ouch. You haven’t got a clue what those are about. You don’t recall learning about them yourself. Never use them. You ask him what it … [Read more...] about Motivating Teens: 3 Ways to Answer When Your Teen Claims School is Pointless
Competence means that you have the ability to do something well. You are capable of performing a task or job effectively. Competence can include the knowledge and skills needed to solve a quadratic equation. Or, it can comprise the much larger and more diverse clusters of skills, or competencies, … [Read more...] about What is Competence and Why is it Important?
Do you believe these two common myths about learning in school? Getting good grades is just about trying hard.You need to be born smart to do well in school. Those wrong ideas hold you back. They keep you from achieving all that you can. Trade them in for some good ideas about study … [Read more...] about What are Study Skills and How Do I Get Them?
Ahh, the beginning of a new year. Time to start thinking about making up for recent overindulgences. Holiday festivities, treats, and good cheer stretching back to November have been chipping away at our rational minds bit by bit. Offering decisive indulgence and immediate gratification in … [Read more...] about Keep Impulsivity in Check by Thinking about the Future