Monthly Archives: March 2012

(#96) Is Civility Part of Your D.N.A.?

Civility does not mean we all agree. It does mean, though, that we accept each other’s humanity and dignity as a person. NOTE to the reader:  “D.N.A.” in the title does not stand for what it usually does. At least … Continue reading

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(#95) Test-Prep: Connecting Classroom Success to Career Success and Life Success

When you effectively use test-preparation strategies, you are not only getting ready for the exam at hand, you are building life-long skills. Relevant and connected. Each day I walk into the classroom I challenge myself with two questions: (1) “How can … Continue reading

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(#94) A Good Memory Makes Connections

If I had to give just one tip for improving memory it would be to find connections—make the material (whatever it might be) relevant to your life. Connections This week in class, my students examined strategies for improving memory.  I … Continue reading

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(#93) SQ4R: Strategic Reading Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond

Reading remains a crucial skill. In fact, being able to read well is perhaps even more important today than it was in the past. Mark Twain reminded us that “the man who does not read good books has no advantage … Continue reading

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