Archive for December, 2013

No Focus

Brain Booster #3 No Focus How This Boosts Your Brain

This challenge is a first step in helping your mind become aware of itself. Every mind is plagued by a persistent chorus of chaos, and calming this cacophony is a constant chore. In attempting this challenge, you may find that trying to clear the muddy waters by force only stirs them up. The trick is to let them settle.

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Should I Guess On The SAT?

If you ask five different people the question “Should I guess on the SAT?” you might get five different answers. But do not fret; there is actually a correct answer to this question!

Should I Guess On The SAT?

Yes. But there is a bit of nuance, so keep reading.

Why?

The reason you should guess on the SAT is that, statistically speaking, you are likely to gain points whenever …

Vocabulary Sentence Building

Brain Booster #2 Vocabulary Sentence Building How This Boosts Your Brain

This challenge boosts your brain from three angles: vocabulary building, vocabulary usage, and working memory. The benefits of vocabulary building have been expounded time and again (check this article for an insightful view on the topic), but everyday life doesn’t often call on us to use the vocabulary we’ve built. It …

3 Easy Steps for Preparing Your Student For College

The most important thing you need to know about preparing your student for college is that you need to be involved. There is no hands-off parenting in this process. Your student will be more successful on the quest for college if you are an active part of the process.

Not all teenagers want their parents involved though, so it’s important to set a precedent early on for your involvement. Although …

Holiday Classroom Ideas For Teachers

Holiday Classroom Ideas: Crafts

As the holidays approach, as teachers we want to give our students a fun little break, while still being educational. One of the best Holiday Classroom Ideas for elementary age students is with crafts. These craft projects can double as gifts the students can give to their parents or family for the holidays.

The most challenging part about these holiday projects is not coming up …

Node-Connection Puzzle

Brain Booster #1 Node-Connection Puzzle How This Boosts Your Brain

The first challenge can be solved without too much higher-level thinking (assuming you can make sense of the problem statement); the second cannot. You can solve the first challenge by going node by node, but you have to exercise your faculty of pattern recognition to figure out what happens when the number of nodes is unknown. As with any pattern, …

Top 5 Study Tips For Finals

When the time arrives to take your semester finals, do not let test anxiety and poor preparation get the best of you. There is no reason that you cannot rock your final exams! Check out the study tips for finals below.

Top 5 Study Tips for Finals Resist the urge to cram: Plan ahead, and break up your study time into chunks. Focus on Studying: While having calming music …

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