It is “common sense” to believe that we share the same sense of commonality amongst all others within society. However, we should never assume what is common to one’s self is necessarily applicable to the entirety of humanity. Each and every individual
is independently designed to learn, grow and facilitate thought at his or her own pace to which cannot be labeled as common, but rather should be seen as unique. As unique individuals we must help one another to learn our own common knowledge in order for
him or her to flourish. What is not necessarily “common sense” is the understanding that we, as members of society, are responsible for the facilitation of all other’s level of common sense. A powerful way to prevent others from engaging in those behaviors
that may irritate ourselves we must educate rather than discriminate and judge. So maybe next time, rather than judging an individual’s faults as a defect of “common sense,” pursue the opportunity as an educator, friend,...
The summer is winding down to an end and school will be here before you know it. For those of you in high school it may seem like a drag and im sure most of you are ready to graduate and be free! I promise you that you will miss it somewhat and you should
cherish every moment with your friends and school. Although im sure you have heard that before, I do have some tips to make going back to school a much easier transition!
1) Double check you have the supplies you need
It happens almost every year that we forget a book or some notepads you will need for the start of the semester. This causes more problems than you may care to admit, the first one being that you will be set behind in the class. Especially in
college you will miss a book or material you will need and not get it untill about a week and half in. You may tell yourself that you can recover because it is only the beginning of school, and although it is possible,...
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The majority of the students that I have often have the same problem -- they aren't grasping the information fast enough or they aren't really able to follow the lessons a teacher gives.
Sometimes, teachers aren't adaptive to every learning style for each student in their classroom. However, know that each student has the capability to learn math on their own. It is just necessary to have key characteristics to make it successful.
Every math student should have:
open communication between themselves and their teacher (inside and outside the classroom)
Always try to study outside of your home or dorm room. In our minds, those are places that we relax at and it can be difficult to turn your mind off from the distractions to study. Public libraries,
universities, coffee shops, and bookstores are the way to go...
Becoming a tutor is a very rewarding experience. If you are interested in beginning a new journey as a person aspiring to touch the lives of students you should practice the following effective techniques.
1-Although you may be extremely knowledgeable and/or passionate about one or two subjects try to become well versed with a few additional subjects; chances are when you are offered a tutoring job for one subject your student will ask for help with other
subjects they may struggle with in the near future.
2-When working with a student be careful not to use negative comments. For example, if a student gets a word problem wrong do not directly correct them by saying "you are wrong." Try putting a spin on words of encouragement such as "You are on the right
track. Let me show you how to figure out the answer." Negative comments will only further discourage a student who is probably already internally suffering from failure...
Ten things every student and parent should incorporate:
Follow and Enforce Healthy Habits
Create and Stick to a Routine
Create a Launch Pad
Designate a Study Space
Read, Read, and Read
Always be willing to learn
Take the Lead
Expect Success and Strive for Success
Either going back to school or being your first day ever can warrant some anxiety for both students and parents alike. Here are some helpful tips that will make it easier for everyone:
Prepare clothes the night before to avoid rushing and potential tardiness
Study test or quiz material in detail the previous night and wake up early (around 30 minutes) and conduct a review so that the material is fresh in your mind
If the opportunity for a power review presents itself prior to the test/quiz take advantage of it - it will greatly improve your recall and score
Go to bed early the night before test/quiz to allow for optimal sleep and rest offsetting focus issues
Eat a sensible breakfast to give your brain the essential nutrition to allow for maximum attentiveness and stave of tiredness
Try to have a positive attitude about the test/quiz realizing if you have taken the measures above you will have done everything possible to set yourself up for success
So as a college student, I write a lot of papers (and I mean a lot!) I've technically been writing college papers for five years now so I've learned a few tricks and tools when I work with vocabulary that I'd like to pass along. I've had professors give
me handouts on their" do's and don'ts". I've included the best of them. Some of these may work for you, some of these may not. Take or leave what you want.
When I am writing a paper I always have open on my web browser dictionary.reference.com
Why? Because sometimes I want to check that I am using a word correctly. The slightest misspelling can change the meaning of a word to something totally different and you don't want to have point deducted from a paper for something that is easily corrected.
If you are even slightly unsure, check it! You can even check on the speaker button so it says the word out loud and you can compare it to the word you are...