July 31, 2021
With so many states and cities in and out of lockdown or on alert right now,
students are having to deal with home-learning, online study and independent revision for trials.
So it’s no surprise that this topic was one of the requests on this week’s Next Level coaching call.
In this segment, we talked a LOT about the importance of turning that vague concept of ‘time management’ into
After all, if we could truly ‘manage’ time, we’d all have plenty of it and maybe even be able to control it, right?!
(If anyone has mastered that, please reply and share the magic) 😉
But we CAN schedule specific outcomes for ourselves in the time that we have.
It’s not only an effective way to plan, but it also means we can reduce any potential future stress or panic.
July 24, 2021
Is it really possible to make big changes to your teen’s results and confidence
(and do it FAST)
with just a few skills, techniques and tweaks to how they study and tackle exam questions?
This analogy is a great example of what’s possible when current efforts and progress are
optimised with some expert tips and specific tweaks.
July 17, 2021
Some students love the online style of learning during lockdowns.
Others hate it.
Either way, it certainly highlights students’ strengths and weaknesses when it comes to studying strategically and independently.
Whether your teen’s learning online or in the classroom right now,
the conversation I had this week with Sam Richardson from Hope FM in Sydney
will give you answers to Qs like:
– How can students
– What can parents do if they have a
teen who’s a bit of a (or master!) procrastinator?
– What’s the key to studying
‘smarter not harder’?
(Spoiler alert – I start my answer with the reason why I personally hate using that phrase!)
– For parents with
students who put a lot of pressure on themselves, what can they say or do to help?
July 10, 2021
The first step to tackling
any essay is to…
(nope, not freak out, moan, or procrastinate – although those are common)
dissect the question to determine what it’s really asking.
To do this, I train students in the
2-step Topic and Focus system.
However, their next challenge is to ward off marker feedback of
‘ hasn’t quite answered the Q‘
by ensuring they actually respond to that key focus and stay on track in their response.
I’ve got a cool little trick that gets the
essay focus super-clear
and helps make sure the response is consistently addressing it.
I used it with a student on a group coaching call and I’m sharing with you that real life example
(PLUS!… A great example of a ‘Topic Trap’ – and how to avoid it!)
so you can see it in action:
July 3, 2021
Having open choice of a topic in an assignment can feel exciting or daunting (or both!).
Here’s how to select a topic that gives access to the top criteria and makes the process of completing the assignment as smooth and stress-free as possible.