Fall Semester at JCC Getting off on a great start!
A few rules of thumb…. • Use an alarm clock • Be prepared… • Set goals • P & P and R & R • Use a calendar • Don’t be surprised • Be friendly • Visit SSS(TRIO) !!!
At all times have with you: -something to write with - your instructor’s contact information -your schedule - school supplies And… -a good attitude! What do I need?
Get support…. • Support at school: • Academic Skills Center • Student Support Services • Attend Workshops • Talk to your counselor • Classmates • Study Groups • Instructors • Tutoring
Support at home: • Have family time & school time • If you have children – get them involved • Support from parents and/or significant others • Friends • Mentors
Encouraging words…. • Success • Security • Education • Degree • Graduation • Accomplishment • Achievement • Victory
Types of thinkers: • All-or-Nothing Thinker • Overgeneralization Thinker • Mental Filter Thinker • Jumping to Conclusions Thinker • Magnification & Minimization Thinkers • Emotional Reasoning Thinker • Should Statement Thinker • Disqualifying the Positive Thinker • Personalization Thinker • From: http://www.feeling-good.healthyplace2.com/positive_thinking.html
Life is an infinite shade of grays & colors. What about all of the events that turned out positive? Look for the positive & think of the negative as insignificant. Is it logical to read people’s minds? Everyone makes mistakes. See a problem from someone else’s point of view. I would like to…I wish I would… Believe the compliments and they will become real. Every event has many causes… How do we change our thoughts?
How do we keep up our positive attitude? • Find a quote that fits you: “Every day in every way I’m getting better & better” from “The Philosophy of Life” “The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.” Joseph Addison -Place it everywhere!
Now Get Credit for Completing this Workshop! – go back to theSSS Workshops page and clickthe Questionnaire link under the “Fall Semester at JCC” graphic