how to help Middle School Students Learn faster
Adolescents and learning
In the rush to complete homework as quickly as possible and the stress of passing high-stakes exams, many students see education as nothing more than an information transfer process. Many students believe that learning is the same thing as memorizing and success is based on a good memory. They do not learn how to learn. Some students are able to get by using memorization in secondary school, further reinforcing the belief for themselves and their lower performing peers. However, in the college and work setting, memorization is only one small part of learning and being successful.
Students who know how to learn typically understand (whether consciously or not) that learning is a process that always begins with a question or problem. Learning takes place when we answer these questions and then make the new-found understanding part of our prior knowledge. We can say that we have learned when we are able to do something that we weren’t originally able to. Read More
By Joanne Craig
Exercise is one of the easiest and most effective ways of improving both your physical and mental health. In addition to controlling your glucose levels, a little regular exercise can ease depression and anxiety, boost energy and mood, and relieve stress. But you don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits. No matter your age or fitness level, there are lots of enjoyable ways to use physical activity to help you feel better, look better, and enjoy life more. Read More