Take out a piece of paper, set it up for Cornell Notes, and give it the title: 4 Challenges for Finishing High School. Quick!. Without thinking about it too much, write down the first word that you think of in response to each of the following: Teacher Math Homework Report Card Tests.
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Without thinking about it too much, write down the first word that you think of in response to each of the following:
How well do you sharpen your saw?
1. Get what you need
2. Go to bed early, get up early.
midnight is worth two hours after.
3. Be somewhat consistent
4. Relax before bed
How much sleep do you normally get?
What do you do to relax?
Have you noticed the effects sleep can have on your performance?
What can keep you from getting enough sleep?
“If only I had an extra hour every day!”
= 7 more hours a week
What could you get done with that much time?
Most of us probably waste that much time each week doing unimportant activities.
I watch _____ hours of TV each week.
Average teen watches 21 hours a week!
PTW (Personal Time Waster)
Video Games, Shopping, IM, Phone
My PTW is ______________.
to have a part time job?
to play two sports?
to be in every club?
to play so many instruments?
to go to every party?
to do every activity at church?
The remedy for procrastination is …
“Just do it!”
The best way to get in this habit is to use a planner!
You’ll know what you have coming up, and you will have a great feeling when you start crossing off homework, projects, etc!
I just don’t feel motivated to get out of this well, so I’m not going to try.
External Motivation – doing something because there is a reward or consequence.
Examples: getting good grades because your parents will buy you a car, working hard to be a good athlete to make your dad proud.
Internal Motivation – doing something because you see value in it.
Examples: getting good grades because you want to go to college, working hard to be a good athlete because you enjoy competition and achievement.
Sign up for an elective class you have always wanted to take
Get involved in fun and challenging extracurricular activities at school like a club or sport
Apply for a summer job or internship in a field that excites you
Take a class from a teacher everyone says is the best
Start your own business
Travel, at home or abroad
1. What are some of your hobbies?
2. Is there an elective class that you have taken that you really enjoyed or an elective you know you want to take?
3. What school activities are you involved with?
4. Where have you traveled? Where would you like to travel?
School doesn’t address all of our abilities.
There are four main types of intelligence.
Our ability to analyze, reason, think abstractly, and use language
Does well at math, science, English, etc.
Viewed by others as “smart” or “nerdy”
Joins clubs, student government. Asked to plan parties and events.
Viewed by others as “charming” or “manipulative”
Longing and capacity for vision, value, and meaning.
Serves other people.
Seen by others as “kind” or “a sucker”
Learn through bodily kinesthetic means, like physical sensations and touching
Seen by others as “athletic” or “jocks”
Brainstorm: Make a list of at least five tips for making good grades.
Discuss: Share your ideas in groups of five. After everyone has shared their lists, come up with the best five tips and write them on your paper.