When you’re finished watching the video, here’s 5 easy ways to contribute to the positive impact to get you started. Try a few, and if you find them easy, get someone else to do them, too.
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Having trouble with English? Of course you are. English is one convoluted confusing language, unlike the blissfully simplistic realm of Science. As a Wordsmith, and not as a Science cruncher, […]
The first hint that school is around the corner is the suddenly cool evenings in August. The second is the first orange leaves scattered among the trees. The third is the endless commercials for Back to School sales. I decided to celebrate the return to academia with my own way…
If you are a teenager, your thoughts need to turn towards Final Exams Prep Again. You know that yucky feeling you get in the pit of your stomach at the mere mention of exams? I have a way to minimize it.
Have a Prom Plan. Lay down the rules, and define the consequences if they are not followed. This allows kids to play the parent card. (“My parents will take away the car until I graduate if I do that.
Warning- This post does not handle this conversation delicately. It is frank and to the point. As a teacher, I’ve heard it all (okay, maybe not all, but I’ve heard […]
Here is the cruise version of the Geek-Mainstreamer Gap, the famous GMG. (Okay, I made that up, but you know it exists. Think about high school.)
The other cruisers had lovely earrings carved out of black coral from Belize and polished to perfection. I had an untreated piece of black coral in its natural form, IMG_1562complete with an embedded shell.
2. Work in a public area of the house. Avoid disappearing into a back bedroom somewhere. A measly two hours of homework can easily morph into a labor that extends into the wee hours of the morning, concluding when you fall asleep over the computer without completing your assignments.
Why? Because there are too many distractions.
External Distractions: Instagram. Tumblr. Twitter. Facebook. Pintrest. Email. Chats. MySpace. Music. TV. Gaming. World-building… Internal distractions: Daydreaming. Musing about a crush. Plotting against a foe. Worrying about finishing…
And what about the distraction of legitimate research? Once you delve into the unknown, countless worlds open up to you just waiting to be explored. It’s very hard to stay on course.
FYI, it takes about a month to create a new habit. If you pursue The Plan with determination, at the end of the month it will become an automatic, comfortable part of your day.