Posts Tagged ‘study’
Too much intervention by people other than students and Teachers have made learning a complicated one.
Read where produces the best result.You do not need others to tell you,including psychologists, where to read.Children know it best.Ask them to study well.Do not impose your ideas, for all you know your ideas may be wrong or the idea may not suit the child.Also do not set ‘long term goals’ and short-term goals.it only frustrates the child.
Do not compare the child with siblings and other children
There are some who can read well amid disturbance and noise;some in solitude.
But it is a fact Classical music improves concentration.In some cases loud rap music also does the job.
Some learn by part learning,some by whole learning,some by key words,some by mnemonics.The learner knows which is good for him.If not we can suggest the alternates and ask him/her to check all of these and choose what suits him/her.
Teaching with visuals ,anecdotes,actions all these improve learning process.
Also reading in the early hours of the day between 430am to 6am is the most effective in terms of retentive memory
Food that you take also has an important role to play
That food which is stale,reheated, too spicy,oily does not help learning.Moderate tastes with less oil and fresh cooked home food is the best( you may check my blog filed under Health)
Teachers are to be a breed apart , for teaching is an art born out of passion, dedication and love of the children.Unless teachers have these attributes they are unfit to be teachers.Most important is the atmosphere at home-it must be calm and composed with out adults bickering like children in front of children.
As students around the country go back to school and hit the books, scientists are offering new insights into the best ways to study and learn, reports Benedict Carey in the Science Times Mind column. He writes:
In recent years, cognitive scientists have shown that a few simple techniques can reliably improve what matters most: how much a student learns from studying. The findings can help anyone, from a fourth grader doing long division to a retiree taking on a new language. But they directly contradict much of the common wisdom about good study habits, and they have not caught on.
For instance, instead of sticking to one study location, simply alternating the room where a person studies improves retention. So does studying distinct but related skills or concepts in one sitting, rather than focusing intensely on a single thing.
“We have known these principles for some time, and it’s intriguing that schools don’t pick them up, or that people don’t learn them by trial and error,” said Robert A. Bjork, a psychologist at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Instead, we walk around with all sorts of unexamined beliefs about what works that are mistaken.”