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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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    1. Academic Skills for success!6 week group Know what is best for you Managing Time Organization Skills Understanding Body Language Study Skills Goal Setting

    2. 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!

    3. Goal is 80% 44 pts S/AIG NAME: -Academic DPR DATE:____/___/______ DPR CARD PARENT SIGNATURE:______________________________ To be returned daily.

    4. 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?

    5. 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-###

    6. 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

    7. Self-reflection “What is my learning style?” http://www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/lsi/lsitest1.html “What is My GPA”

    8. 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

    9. 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.

    10. 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

    11. Now you know your “Style” Try it out!

    12. 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

    13. 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!

    14. Where does my time go? Video http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/video/index.html 1:45 dismissal

    15. 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

    16. Time Management Form

    17. 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

    18. Now you know your “TIPS” PRACTICE THEM!

    19. 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

    20. 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!

    21. 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!

    22. 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

    23. 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!

    24. 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

    25. 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%

    26. What is the message? 4 2 3 1 7 5 6 4 11 10 8 9

    27. Mark down the message that goes with the picture. 1. ____________________________________ 2.________________________________________ 3.__________________________________ 4. __________________________________ ____________________________________ 6.________________________________________ 7.__________________________________ ____________________________________ 9.________________________________________ 10.__________________________________ 11.___________________________________________

    28. …SLANT! Sit up Lean & look Ask Nod Talk to the teacher

    29. 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

    30. 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

    31. 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

    32. 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!

    33. Why should I study??? Good study skills can help you succeed: In school In a few years In the future

    34. Study Note Taking How to study Getting support and using resources

    35. 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.

    36. Types of ways to take notes • The Cornell System (key concepts) • Free Form (writing, active listening) • Outline (book)

    37. The Cornell System

    38. The Free Form System

    39. Outline Notetaking

    40. 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)

    41. 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

    42. Studying = Reaching your GOALS!

    43. 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

    44. 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!

    45. 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!

    46. 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)

    47. 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.

    48. ! 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: