Grow Your Brain

Monday, March 12, 2007

Teacher Work day

Although we learn new things every day, teachers had a special day for learning about learning on Friday. Our speaker, Carole Helstrom, reminded us of things we have known as well as telling about some of the more recent research on brain function. She focused on study tips and test taking skills.
Our third grade students have a special work book called Skills for School Success. In it we practice memorization, neat work habits and how to take a test. Some of the skills we practice are exactly those study tips we reviewed on Friday. A few of the mian ones are: Study in your best environment (some people need complete quiet, others do better with quiet music); Eliminate distractions and have materials ready; Be sure you are well rested, well fed and have fluids available.


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