Effective study strategies can reduce stress and help students be ready “to learn something new”

Year 1 students have a lot to cope with … a new school campus, a new course-organized learnmoresystem, 8 – 9 new teachers, as well as 500 new friends. Beyond these aspects, students are already beginning to wonder – what is next?  University, travel, career – are all questions year 1 students ponder.  Given this and the pressure to perform well from day one, effective study strategies are key to success.

Anna Tebelius Bodin, Harvard Graduate i inlärningspsykologi – www.hjarnautbildning.se

Anna Tebelius Bodin, Harvard Graduate i inlärningspsykologi – http://www.hjarnautbildning.se

We believe these strategies are skills that need to be practiced.  Therefore, each year during the second quarter of school, mentors and year 1 students work through a structured study strategy program under the guidance of Anna Tebelius Bodin.

The program consists of a specific training workshop for year 1 mentors, an introductory workshop with Anna for year 1 students, a six-week intensive training program during mentor time, a
follow-up workshop with Anna in year 2, as well as individual follow-up between student and mentor throughout all three years.

Focused on brain-based learning, Anna’s study strategy program focuses on:

– how we learnhow we learn

– reflection

– self-awareness

-“mind over matter”/motivation

specific skills to make you study smarter

time-management

anna-tebeliusLast week, we started the student program with the first workshop.  You can read more about Anna’s program here>>

Throughout this school year, we are focused on how to help students be ready “to learn something new“.  This is just one of the steps in that process.

Read more about this year’s school-wide goals, here>>

 

About kristylundstrom

I currently work as Head at Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium in Djursholm. I am a student of learning. I am interested to see where it happens, when it happens, and how it happens. I am also a math and computer science teacher. I have lived in Belgium and in the USA. I really appreciate my multi-cultural environment - I believe it adds dynamics to our school.
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