Posts Tagged ‘Karen Tui Boyes’

Setting up a Learning and Study Environment at Home

Published on Saturday, April 18th, 2020

If you are learning from home via online teaching, doing some self-directed learning or studying for a test or exam, the environment you work in can make a big difference to your productivity and results. Here are some simple tips, ideas and strategies… Get organised The 6 P’s of success, Proper Planning Prevents Pretty Poor Performance are extremely relevant to at […]

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Teaching Online During Lockdown – tips and strategies for success

Published on Sunday, April 12th, 2020

We are certainly living in interesting times with COVID 19 shaking up 2020. If you are suddenly required to teach online here are some tips and strategies to make it a little easier. With students suddenly being required to learn from home it is important to remember that we are not requiring parent to be […]

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Parenting CoronaKids

Published on Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Tips and ideas to make the next few weeks work… First and foremost, if your children are home from school you are not expected to be the Teacher. You are the Parent. It is important to ensure you are clear on your role. If Teachers have set work, encourage your child to complete it. If […]

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Creating Your Identity

Published on Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Designing your life with goals and visioning is often actioned at the beginning of the year with New Year Resolutions. Of course, this does not have to be a once a year activity and deciding to be the best you can be a constant activity. Once you have set your goals, it is a great […]

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Striving For Accuracy & Precision

Published on Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Take a moment to reflect on your current students. Do some of them rush to get their work done? Is there an unwritten belief that being the first finished is better than doing their best? Do many of them put in the minimum effort instead of working towards excellence? Are you constantly seeing sloppy mistakes? […]

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Note Taking Hacks for Study Success

Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Taking notes is not only expected by your teachers, it is essential for study success as it makes life so much easier. Before we start on ideas to make note taking and studying effective, it is important to understand the role of note taking in the learning process. Taking notes in class is not about […]

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Routines to Support and Scaffold Learning & Thinking

Published on Friday, October 4th, 2019

Visit any great classroom and you will see a series of routines in action. These routines may be procedural, instructional and/or focused on getting the best thinking from the students. Routines help to minimise distractions, add to the positive classroom flow, encourage responsibility, and can boost moral in a learning environment. They also provide a […]

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Break a Leg!

Published on Friday, September 20th, 2019

“Break a leg!’ I said this to our 10 year old son, many years ago, before he was about to go on stage to perform and sing a solo in front of an audience of 300. He was horrified. He looks up at me with tears in his eyes and cried, “Why would you want […]

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Revising for the Test or Exam

Published on Thursday, September 12th, 2019

If you have exams coming up, there is an art to revising and studying in the last few weeks and days. “The challenge is most people study for input – not output,” says Gretchen Wegner, an Academic Life Coach. The process of being able to pass an exam is all about retrieval of information. What […]

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Minimising Decision Fatigue

Published on Friday, August 30th, 2019

Decision fatigue. That’s one of the main reasons I was so exhausted! Some days even the smallest decisions seemed impossible. Just like the meme going around on Social Media – I had 375 tabs open in my brain and was trying to juggle, multi-task, be everything to everyone. What should I have for breakfast? Lunch? […]

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