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Filling Gaps: Learning Levels

Sometimes students miss points on an exam because they do not understand what level of learning the teacher is expecting. Often students assume that teachers want a regurgitation of facts when they actually want a higher level of thinking.  This video explains how understanding the correct level of learning can students study with less stress. Like 0

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Filling Gaps: Finding Resources

This video provides more details about how students and parents can start filling gaps. Sometimes filling these gaps can be tricky because resources are no longer contained in a single textbook. Because students may not have textbooks their learning materials can consist of websites, handouts, homework sheets, group discussions, and a myriad of other resources. Because students get so many materials they do not know what is important to keep and this can make studying for tests challenging. Like 0

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Writing: Instruction Trajectory

Writing can feel very frustrating for students once they reach high school.  Even students who have traditionally been good writers may start to feel some stress.  I have come to understand that a lot of this frustration comes from how we teach writing in school.   Watch the video below to see how we the trajectory of writing instruction can impact our essay writing stress levels.   Like 0

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Study Stepping Stones: The Frustration of Busy Work

Class structure and homework types can create different types of gaps in knowledge and these gaps can impact test scores.  For more information check out my previous post. When I was discussing this idea with students we identified another important type of work to understand busy work.  Watch the video below to see why busy work can feel so frustrating.   Like 0

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Increasing Your Test Scores: Finding Material Gaps

Do you ever feel like you are studying for tests and doing all of your homework but not getting the scores that you want? This is an incredibly frustrating situation and often the advice is to “study harder” or to “study longer” but these approaches do not always work.  Watch the video below to explore why some classes are harder to study for and what you can do about it.   Like 0

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