Ready or not; school is on the way! Everyone loves options … but sometimes the decision process can be a bit too much!
This week we discuss whether or not you all feel it is safe to return to school this fall.
Today we are highlighting Pitt County’s “Road to Reopening: Parent Choice for Instruction” model.
Check back with us tomorrow to see which county we highlight!
Use the link below to share your thoughts!
Today is National GORGEOUS Grandma Day! Maybe you call her Nana or Meme, maybe you call her when you need some real advice or when you want a good home-cooked meal. Whatever the case may be, make sure you let her know just how special and gorgeous she is to you on this day! Maybe throw in that she ages like fine cheese or your favorite pair of blue jeans, or she looks fly for an *enter age* year old!
This week’s Program Highlight is The Ultimate Journey! Let’s explore the Mesozoic Era and how it compares to our current world. Today’s activity focuses on one of the main activities from the program called “Where in the World Did That Come From?” Go through your kitchen at home to find all the produce you have. Read labels to learn the origins of produce, understand how distance traveled affects the environment, and brainstorm ways to reduce their impact by buying local produce.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT STUDY TECHNIQUES
Are you facing study technique fatigue? Mind maps, rote learning, mnemonics, note-taking, re-reading, skimming, cramming…the possibilities are endless, so how do you sift through all of them and choose the ones that work? Unfortunately there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to study techniques, however we can look to what research tells us works when it comes to enhancing academic performance.
Below we’ve put together five questions to help you choose the right study techniques.
TRY: Techniques such as creating mind maps, coming up with mnemonics, or relating it to things you already know, help enrich your memory of the information down the track. Yes, it does take a bit more time, but you’re building richer links across concepts.
TRY: Start to put together questions designed to test your knowledge of the information you have read this could mean looking at test questions in the book, asking a friend or study-buddy to help set questions, or practicing on past exam papers. Looking at different ways to test your knowledge will help you to consolidate different aspects of what you learn.
TRY: Take an inquisitive approach to your learning – monitor your progress so that you can make changes when you notice things aren’t sinking into your memory. Focus also on integrating the new information with what you already know.
TRY: Incorporating revision as a regular part of your studies so you can refresh what you have learnt. This will also help you in subsequent weeks as you’re better able to integrate what you’re learning with what you already know.
TRY: Setting aside a small chunk of time to think through what systems and processes you can put into place to make studying more efficient for you that you will actually stick to. Aim to set up systems and processes that are easy to use so that they’re more likely to become part of your routine.