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Academic Skills for success! 6 week group. Know what is best for you Managing Time Organization Skills Understanding Body Language Study Skills Goal Setting. Expectations Show Respect- listening, raising your hand, taking turns speaking, sitting up

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academic skills for success 6 week group
Academic Skills for success!6 week group

Know what is best for you

Managing Time

Organization Skills

Understanding Body Language

Study Skills

Goal Setting

slide2

Expectations

Show Respect- listening, raising your hand, taking turns speaking, sitting up

Show Responsibility- coming on time, having your DPR card ready.

Be Safe – staying seated, placing books/materials on the side.

Remember CONFIDENTIALITY!!

What is said in the room stays in the room!

dpr card

Goal is 80%

44 pts

S/AIG

NAME:

-Academic DPR

DATE:____/___/______

DPR CARD

PARENT SIGNATURE:______________________________ To be returned daily.

what do i need to do with this dpr card

AM: Check in with your Homeroom Teacher

    • Get your DPR Card
    • Hand in your signed DPR from the night before
  • Bring DPR Card to each period
    • Give to teacher as you enter class
    • Discuss your progress at the end of the class with the teacher
  • PM: Check out at 2:10 in the LMC
    • Bell rings at 2:10 to leave class
    • Go to LMC to YOUR Advisor
    • Bring DPR Card home to share with parents & get signed
    • Goal is 80% average for 4 weeks

What do I need to do with this DPR Card?

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You will get a pass

Period: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Show this pass to your teacher BEFORE leaving class

Come to: Room 317 Room:________________

If this period is your lunch time please bring your lunch/drink

Academic Group-1

  • Students Name-### Students Name-### Students Name-###
  • Students Name-### Students Name-### Students Name-###
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Academic

Session 1

Know what is best for you

Managing Time

Organization Skills

Understanding Body Language

Study Skills

Goal Setting

“ Everyone thinks of changing the world,

but no one thinks of changing himself.”

~ Leo Tolstoy

slide7

Self-reflection

“What is my learning style?”

http://www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/lsi/lsitest1.html

“What is My GPA”

slide8

Characteristics of an AuditoryLearner:

• Interpret the underlying meanings of speech through listening to tone of voice, pitch, speed and other nuances

• Prefers directions given orally

• Seldom takes notes or writes things down

• Prefers lectures to reading assignments

• Often repeats what has just been said; talks to self

Make your Learning Style work for you!

Auditory Learners:

• Think aloud and talk to yourself

• Participate in class discussions/debates

• Make speeches and presentations

• Read text out loud—especially when proofreading or when tired

• Create musical jingles and mnemonics to aid memorization

• Use a tape recorder

• Discuss your ideas verbally with a friend or small group

• Use verbal analogies

• When doing math computations by hand, use graph paper to help you keep your columns aligned

• Recite information over and over to better memorize material

• You may want to sit near the side or back of the classroom where there is less visual stimulation

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Characteristics of a VisualLearner:

• Scans everything; wants to see things

• Enjoys maps, pictures, diagrams, and color

• Needs to see the teacher’s body language/facial expression to fully understand

• Not pleased with lectures

• Daydreams; a word, sound or smell causes recall and mental wandering

• Usually takes detailed notes

• May think in pictures and learn best from visual displays

Make your Learning Style work for you!

Visual Learners:

• Have a clear view of your teachers when they are speaking so you can see their body language and facial expression

• Use color to highlight important points in text

• Illustrate your ideas as a picture and use mind maps

• Use multi-media such as computers or videos.

• Study in a quiet place away from verbal disturbances

• Visualize information as a picture to aid learning

• Make charts, graphs and tables in your notes.

• Participate actively in class—this will keep you involved and alert

• When memorizing material, write it over and over

• Keep pencil and paper handy so you can write down good ideas.

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Characteristics of a Tactile/Kinesthetic Learner:

• The “Do-er”

• Needs to touch, handle, manipulate materials and objects, especially while studying or listening

• Counts on fingers and talks with hands

• Good at drawing designs

• Often doodles while listening, thus processing information

• Good at sports, mechanics, using appliances and tools

• Often adventurous

• May find it hard to sit still for long periods

• May become distracted by their need for activity and exploration

Make your Learning Style work for you!

Tactile/Kinesthetic Learners:

• Take frequent study breaks and vary your activities

• Make studying more physical—work at a standing desk, chew gum, pace while memorizing. read while on an exercise bike, mold a piece of clay, squeeze a tennis ball

• Use bright colors to highlight reading material

• Dress up your work space with posters and color

• Play music in the background while you study

• When reading, first skim through the whole thing to get a feel for what its about, then read the chapter carefully

• Use spatial note taking techniques such as mind mapping

• Visualize complex projects from start to finish before beginning—this will allow you to keep the big picture in mind

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Academic

Session 2

Know what is best for you

Managing Time

Organization Skills

Understanding Body Language

Study Skills

Goal Setting

“He who gains time gains everything.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

slide13

Expectations

Show Respect- listening, raising your hand, taking turns speaking, sitting up

Show Responsibility- coming on time, having your DPR card ready.

Be Safe – staying seated, placing books/materials on the side.

Remember CONFIDENTIALITY!!

What is said in the room stays in the room!

where does my time go
Where does my time go?

Video

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/video/index.html

1:45 dismissal

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Discussion

What kinds of things take our time when they get home from school ?

Chores sports homework extra classes music dance drama religious instruction appointments youth organizations

What’s the good side to having such a full schedule of activities?

You’re happy with what your involved inYou don’t get bored

What’s the down side to it?

You can feel overwhelmed or stressed out You can have no time for friends or other types of fun

You can be busy all the time

How do some kids manage their time?

You can write down assignments and commitments in a planner You plan ahead for things coming upYou can do homework in a particular order

time management tips
Time Management Tips

Set Priorities

  • Make a list
  • Rank order

Less worries

Less stress

Chunks of time

  • Small amounts of time
  • Waiting for the bus
  • On the bus

More YOU time!

Less homework time

Fun time

  • Recreation time

Keeps you mentally/physically healthy

Be flexible

  • It’s ok to change things

More calm

More opportunities

Don’t over schedule

  • Review weekly
  • Prioritize activities

Less frustration

Less failure

Plan time

  • Few minutes a day
  • Think about what you need

Save time

Feeling successful

Don’t Procrastinate

  • Dig in and do it!
  • Hard? Discuss with a friend, teacher, adult.

Better habits

Better reputation

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Academic

Session 3

Know what is best for you

Managing Time

Organization Skills

Understanding Body Language

Study Skills

Goal Setting

“To know where you can find a thing is the

chief part of learning.“

– Anonymous

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Expectations

Show Respect- listening, raising your hand, taking turns speaking, sitting up

Show Responsibility- coming on time, having your DPR card ready.

Be Safe – staying seated, placing books/materials on the side.

Remember CONFIDENTIALITY!!

What is said in the room stays in the room!

having a system
Having a system

http://www.monkeysee.com/play/21859-school-organization-in-3-simple-steps

  • Do you have a specific system you use to remember things?
  • How often do you clean out your folders, book bag, binders & locker?
  • What are some things you can improve on?

Locker clean out!

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Academic

Session 4

Know what is best for you

Managing Time

Organization Skills

Understanding Body Language

Study Skills

Goal Setting

“Actions speak LOUDER than words.”

– Anonymous

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Expectations

Show Respect- listening, raising your hand, taking turns speaking, sitting up

Show Responsibility- coming on time, having your DPR card ready.

Be Safe – staying seated, placing books/materials on the side.

Remember CONFIDENTIALITY!!

What is said in the room stays in the room!

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What is Body Language?

  • Body language:
  • To give a message to another person.
  • People use body language without thinking to communicate
  • Tone of voice:
  • How we say our words.
    • For example speaking loudly in short sentences can show aggression
    • speaking gently and giving smiles and encouragement can show caring
  • http://bit.ly/rbd4fq
  • Non-verbal communication.
  • Personal Space eye contact position
  • Expression pacing posture
  • Gestures and movements
    • Nodding crossing your arms and legs
    • tapping your foot jiggling your leg
    • looking someone in the eye
how much do your words count
How much do your words count?

Body language (55%), Tone of Voice (38%), Verbal (7%).Draw a pie chart on the board to illustrate this.

Verbal

7%

Body

Language 55%

Tone of

Voice

38%

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What is the message?

4

2

3

1

7

5

6

4

11

10

8

9

slide29

Mark down the message that goes with the picture.

1. ____________________________________ 2.________________________________________ 3.__________________________________ 4. __________________________________

____________________________________ 6.________________________________________

7.__________________________________

____________________________________ 9.________________________________________

10.__________________________________ 11.___________________________________________

slant
…SLANT!

Sit up

Lean & look

Ask

Nod

Talk to the teacher

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Quiz Time!

Match each gesture or movement with its meaning. Write the letter of the correct answer in the space provided. You will use some letters more than once.

ACTIVITY- Note Card partners

Meaning

A. Agree with a person; have interest in conversation

B. defensiveness, distance, and resistance

C. boredom

D. you\'ve outstayed your welcome

E. Confusion, lack of understanding

Body Language

1._____leaning forward and facing a person squarely

2._____ blank stares

3._____ tightly crossed legs

4._____ looking at a watch

5._____ nodding

6._____ tapping a foot

7._____ looking someone in the eye

8._____ arms crossed

9._____ drumming fingers on the table

10_____ taking a swing at your head with a six- foot zucchini

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What did you think?

Meaning

A. Agree with a person; have interest in conversation

B. defensiveness, distance, and resistance

C. boredom

D. you\'ve outstayed your welcome

E. Confusion, lack of understanding

Body Language

1.__A__leaning forward and facing a person squarely

2.__E___ blank stares

3.__B__ tightly crossed legs

4.__C__ looking at a watch

5.__A___ nodding

6.__D___ tapping a foot

7.__A___ looking someone in the eye

8.__B___ arms crossed

9.__C___ drumming fingers on the table

10__B___ taking a swing at your head with a six- foot zucchini

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Academic

Session 5

Know what is best for you

Managing Time

Organization Skills

Understanding Body Language

Study Skills

Goal Setting

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.“

– Aristotle

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Expectations

Show Respect- listening, raising your hand, taking turns speaking, sitting up

Show Responsibility- coming on time, having your DPR card ready.

Be Safe – staying seated, placing books/materials on the side.

Remember CONFIDENTIALITY!!

What is said in the room stays in the room!

why should i study
Why should I study???

Good study skills can help you succeed:

In school

In a few years

In the future

study

Study

Note Taking

How to study

Getting support and using resources

why take notes
Why take notes?

Note taking

  • Teachers give out important information that is not covered in your text.
  • Class notes are your best way of keeping a record of what happened in your class.
  • Writing things down reinforces what you hear and helps you to remember
  • Taking notes makes you an active listener and you are less likely to doze off
  • Note taking skills are critical for success in high school and college.
types of ways to take notes
Types of ways to take notes
  • The Cornell System (key concepts)
  • Free Form (writing, active listening)
  • Outline (book)
teach me how to study
Teach me how to study

http://www.schooltube.com/video/2be8c0f09e561a186b3e/Teach%20Me%20How%20to%20Study

Ways to study

  • Use your Learning Style strategies
  • Do your tough assignments first
  • Plan for a time and place to study
  • Find a quiet place
  • Have all materials ready
  • Study on your own, with a partner or in a group
  • Plan short sessions with breaks
  • Vary your study activities (e.g. read, writing, math, memorize and read again)
finding support and resources
Finding Support and Resources
  • Asking teachers for help
  • Get a tutor
  • Go to NEST
  • Go to the Library
  • Search the web (Google, on line text books, school’s home page)
  • Get a study buddy
  • Ask your parent, older siblings or a relative
  • GO BACK TO YOUR NOTES
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Academic

Session 6

Know what is best for you

Managing Time

Organization Skills

Understanding Body Language

Study Skills

Goal Setting

“If you don’t know where you are going …..

you will end up someplace else”

-- Yogi Berra

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Expectations

Show Respect- listening, raising your hand, taking turns speaking, sitting up

Show Responsibility- coming on time, having your DPR card ready.

Be Safe – staying seated, placing books/materials on the side.

Remember CONFIDENTIALITY!!

What is said in the room stays in the room!

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Do You Want to…

  • Improve your independence and have more personal control?
  • Feel good about yourself and see yourself succeed?
  • Gain a positive outlook on your future?
  • Decrease unhealthy habits and behaviors?
  • Improve your academic performance and organization?
  • Have more time for the things you want to do?

Then you could benefit from

goal setting!

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Goal Setting

Michael Jordan

The famous basketball player Michael Jordan wrote the following about goal setting in his book, I Can’t Accept Not Trying: Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence:

I approach everything step by step....I had always set short-term goals. As I look back, each one of the steps or successes led to the next one. When I got cut from the varsity team as a sophomore in high school, I learned something. I knew I never wanted to feel that bad again....So I set a goal of becoming a starter on the varsity. That’s what I focused on all summer. When I worked on my game, that’s what I thought about. When it happened, I set another goal, a reasonable, manageable goal that I could realistically achieve if I worked hard enough....I guess I approached it with the end in mind. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there. As I reached those goals, they built on one another. I gained a little confidence every time I came through.

...If [your goal is to become a doctor]...and you’re getting Cs in biology then the first thing you have to do is get Bs in biology and then As. You have to perfect the first step and then move on to chemistry or physics. Take those small steps. Otherwise you’re opening yourself up to all kinds of frustration. Where would your confidence come from if the only measure of success was becoming a doctor? If you tried as hard as you could and didn’t become a doctor, would that mean your whole life was a failure? Of course not. All those steps are like pieces of a puzzle. They all come together to form a picture....Not everyone is going to be the greatest....But you can still be considered a success....Step by step, I can’t see any other way of accomplishing anything.

I Can’t Accept Not Trying: Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence is published by Harper San Francisco, a division of Harper Collins Publishers (ISBN 0-06-25119)

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What Types of Goals Are There?

  • Long-Term (1 year and up) goals can be achieved over a long period of time.
  • For example, “I want to make honor roll” is a long-term goal.
  • Short-Term (1 day up to a year)goals are smaller and can be fulfilled in the immediate future. For instance, “I want to take better notes” is a short-term goal.
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!

M

MY GOALS

FOR THE

School year

My goals for the school year:

Reasons why I CAN achieve my goals:

Reasons why I MIGHT NOT achieve my goals

Ways I CAN overcome or solve these problems:

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EVEN THE EXPERTS MAKE MISTAKES!

Made a mistake? Experienced a failure? Fallen short of your goals? Feeling discouraged? Feeling like quitting?

You\'re in good company. Consider the following blunders:

1. "Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You\'re crazy." --Drillers whom Edwin L. Drake

tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859

2. "The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon. "

--Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, 1873

3. "This \'telephone\' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The

device is inherently of no value to us." --Western Union internal memo, 1876

4. "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." --Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895

5. "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." --Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, EcoleSuperieure de Guerre

6. "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in

particular?" --David Sarnoff\'s associates in response to his urgings to invest in the radio in the 1920s

7. "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." --Ken Olson, presi, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

8. "The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a \'C,\' the idea must be feasible." --A

Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith\'s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

9. "So we went to Atari and said, \'Hey, we\'ve got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do

you think about funding us? Or we\'ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary; we\'ll come work for

you.\' And they said, \'No.\' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, \'Hey, we don\'t need you. You

haven\'t got through college yet.\'" --Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak\'s personal computer

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