With everyone returning to school, now is as good a time as any to remind everyone of what we already know. Cramming does not work. Studying late into the night doesn’t work. Surrounding yourself with notes, textbooks, and assorted paper in the hopes of passively absorbing knowledge through osmosis doesn’t work either. What’s a student
Complex exams like the SAT & ACT are often compared to sports or skills, in large part because mastering any of these tasks takes a lot of time. You can’t cram for the SAT any more than you can cram for the World Series or opening night at Carnegie Hall. But why does preparation and
Imagine if the only way you were allowed to learn something was to first hear it in a lecture and then study it on your own. Sounds restrictive, doesn’t it? Obviously, lectures prove perfect for certain educational endeavors, but then again, so do lab work, flipped classrooms, independent research, and a host of other multimodal
“Play-based learning” is a term most often associated with early childhood programs and preschool teaching philosophies, but high school students can also benefit from adding some playful dimensions to the way they tackle the whirlwind of exams at the end of the school year. This time of year, many students are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.
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“Exercise in repeatedly recalling a thing strengthens the memory.” Do you despise testing? Perhaps you’d feel more open to the tremendous value of testing if you knew that one of humanity’s great philosophers and scientists fully endorsed the practice. Aristole saw the connection between repeatedly recalling a thing (testing) and remembering a thing (learning).
The relentless search for better results–whether score points, grades, or goals achieved–often comes down to a quest for greater productivity. After all, ‘better‘ is usually just another way to say ‘more effective in less time,’ which is what productivity hacks are all about. One easy productivity hack anybody can (and probably should) implement tomorrow is