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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ten steps for studying for a Test

The first day of class I went over some key point on how to study for a test that I found on the Internet.

Below is a list of some of the points that students should find out ahead of time.

1. What material the test will cover.
2. What type of test(multiple choice, true false, ahort answer,essay).
3. How the test will be graded.
4. How much the test will count toward the final grade.
5. Study in a place that is free of distractions. Have ready all the things you will need, such as paper, pens or a calculator.
6. Study at a time when you are alert and not hungry or sleepy.
7. Don't wait until the last minute to study. Short daily study sessions are better than on long session the night before.
8. Set a goal for each study period. If you are being tested on three chapters, set up four study sessions, one for each chapter and one for a review of the main ideas in all three chapters.
9. Repetition is the key. Read and reread your class notes and the relevant chapters in the textbook.
10. Create you own study aids.a. Make an outline form your notes of just the main ideas.b. Make a timeline of important dates or the order of events.c. Make flashcards for studying vocabulary or events and important dates.

Good Luck.


Anonymous said...

Those are all great point to give to students. Sometime teachers think by the time you get a student they know all of the items you mentioned but we can not assume anything when it come to our students. We, educator, must share anything we know to better our class as well as the students school progress. Thanks Loraine

Dr. J said...

Hi Gerald,
This is a learning experience Let's try again. Please answer the question of the week. It is on the right side of the blog. Thank you. Dr. Burns