While I love the energy and potential a new year represents, I’ll be honest and say that I’m not really into New Years resolutions.
I AM big into planning, and setting goals – but the whole concept of new year resolutions just has such a bad reputation for big bold goals the one minute, then seem to be broken within a couple of weeks, so I just kinda avoid the whole thing!
But here’s a little challenge I have taken to the idea of.
Firstly because it really makes us think.
And secondly because it ISN’T associated with just one promise.
Watch this week’s video to see what I’m talking about and my intention I’ve set for the year ahead.
How do you feel when you put time, effort and energy into something, only to be rewarded with…
a disappointing outcome.
If you’re anything like me, then there’s certainly those feelings of disappointment and deflation at not getting the reward you were after. But I also think there’s a couple of other things at play here too.
Watch this week’s video to discover what they are.
A lot of students find it daunting when they are faced with an essay title, particularly if it appears quite general or broad to start with.
In fact, often it is the shortest titles or those that appear to be the most open-ended that are the most challenging (or anything that simply ends with the word “Discuss” – right?!)
So, as someone who loves structure and steps, I’ve developed a system to help students deal with ANY essay title in a clear and structured way that also ensures they access the highest success criteria and marks.
It’s a two-step system and I explain it all in this week’s video.
When we are feeling stressed and under time pressure, as many students are in an exam, our brains don’t process or operate as well as they do when we’re calm and fully focused. This means that often students lose marks that they could and should be getting.
BUT being aware of the problems that arise as a result of this means that students can override that stress and pressure to some extent by giving themselves constant conscious reminders to look for and do certain things.
Here are 5 awareness points your teen needs to know so they can override the negative effects of time-pressure in their exams.