For Special Education Students – Four Strategies to Succeed in College

College success occurs as a result of effective academic, communication, and social skills. This presents a challenge to mainstream students but can often cause the demise of students with learning disabilities. Fret not, however. Rather than dwell on the difficulties you experience with these skills, concentrate on practicing the strategies below to overcome these challenges. Without further ado, here are four skills you need to master to achieve college success.

Associating with Professors

  • Introduce yourself to your professors, so they can associate your name with a face. Make an effort to speak with the professor privately, especially, if you are struggling in the class.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to utilize professors’ office hours. One of the prime purposes for office hours is to help students.
  • Avoid irritants to professors such as:
  • Sleeping in Class- Not attending Class- Not reading syllabus- Lack of responsibility- Excuses and not meeting deadlines- Insincere brown nosing
  • Do not hesitate to ask professors for copies of old exams to practice studying. The questions may change, but usually the style of the exam remains the same..

Managing Your Time

  • Quickly learn to say NO to distractions of all kinds (movies, partying, overeating, game playing, etc…). It is the mature decision to avoid activities that sabotage your progress.
  • Daylight hours are the best time to study and retain information.
  • Study for short, frequent sessions to assure that your concentration remains at 100%..
  • Try multi-tasking to squeeze in more study time. For example, commuting time is
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Lessons on Education and Learning in the 21st Century – Part 4 – Going to the Well

Lessons on Education and Learning in the 21st Century - Part 4 - Going to the Well

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I ended part 3 of this series with the wall of “I can’t” that blocks a lot of people an dthat really needs to be followed by the path of “I can.” So this is what you have to figure out what works for you. (Sorry, I can’t do it all from this side of the screen.)

The joy of the 21st century is that the well is deep and wide and you can’t possibly empty. It’s just finding the right source to slake your quest for knowledge. Now what the heck does that mean? I mentioned briefly that we all have different learning styles and back in school you were lumped in with every Tom, Dick and Mary, and that system might teach you some things, but for the most part it doesn’t teach a love of learning. Some people take a long time to get over the revulsion of learning that formal schooling sometimes installs onto your “operating system.”

So the challenge is finding out what works for you. This isn’t about what works for me or my neighbor, it’s all about you. I can use a search engine and read articles and books that I find there on any particular subject I am interested in. That’s step one for me, but then I need to move to step two which is finding videos or webinars that can clarify what I’ve read. For you step one might be finding the videos, or maybe books on tape …

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4 Ways to Prepare for Studying Abroad

4 Ways to Prepare for Studying Abroad

Getting ready for your first study trip abroad can seem a little daunting, but plan smart, and you’ll have a fantastic time without the worry of having forgotten something.

With that in mind, check out these 4 pro tips for preparing for studying abroad to ensure you make the most out of your trip.

  1. Do your homework!

And no, we don’t mean your actual homework. Before you decide to travel abroad to study, it’s vital that you research where you’re going. Not only should you research the place of study, for example an Oxford summer school, but you should also consider looking into the surrounding area, any events you might enjoy and key places to see.

  1. Don’t forget your passport

It may sound like an obvious tip, but remembering to pack all of your documents, including visa forms, study documentation and resident papers, can mean the difference between a smooth transition and a real headache on your first day abroad.

Pack your documents early on, and make a checklist of everything you need to bring. It’s also a good idea to take photocopies in case you lose anything.

  1. Pack smart

If you’re traveling abroad to study, chances are you’ll be there for at least a couple of weeks, and will therefore need to pack a suitcase.

Pack smart and aim to travel light. Remember to check the weather for the destination and how it might change over the course of your stay. Rather than packing your big winter …

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Three Ways to Improve Your High School Student’s Education

Education these days is hard, isn’t it? Between classes, sports, clubs, or home activities, school can be more than just a brain drain. High school grades matter for college and scholarships, so school success is more important than ever. That’s pretty stressful, right? Here are three easy hacks you can use to help improve your high school student’s education.

Three Ways to Improve Your High School Student's Education

Tip #1: Teach Valuable Time Management

One of the most important skills to focus on with your child, especially if they’re new to the high school game, is simple time management. Unlike middle school, high school due dates tend to be stricter and less flexible with teachers less willing to give full credit just for turning something in.

Luckily, your child’s phone — often a source of distraction — can be a major help in getting work done. Most phones contain a calendar app and an alarm function. Teach your child to use both of those as reminders. Need to bring the geometry text? Biology project on the cell due next Tuesday? Make an alarm. Having your child select and program their own apps for crucial reminders will involve them in the process.

Tip #2: Understand the Teenage Brain

Just about the time that education grades become serious is about the same moment many teenagers start chafing at parental controls and restrictions. You’ve probably heard your teenage child say some variation on “I’ve got this. It’s my business,” or express frustration when cautious parents don’t seem to get how competent they …

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Specific Education Hashtags

Special Education StudentsThousands of struggling specific-education students could uncover new opportunities to earn higher school diplomas below guidelines modifications that won initial approval Monday by the state’s Board of Regents. You do not have to be a post-secondary student on the other hand, lots of participants on these trips will be students enrolled at post-secondary institutions. Build checklists: Checklists can be a life saver, especially for educators functioning with students with disabilities. You seriously have some excellent expertise being each a unique ed and general ed teacher.

Follow every student’s IEP very carefully: An IEP is an person education plan for students age three to 21 that consists of targets, objectives, and associated services specifically developed to meet the special desires of a student with a disability. Regrettably, a lot of teachers are ill-equipped to handle acting-out students whilst simultaneously operating a classroom.

Build a secure and welcoming environment: Make certain your classroom reflects diversity and inclusion Take inventory to make sure all classroom décor is conducive to such an environment. I agree with Lieberman, educating students in a supportive atmosphere that nurtures learning is tough to debate. In earlier years I’ve normally taught Domain and Range when I taught Graphing Functions/Equations ( see my earlier post ) and it was adequate for my students to grasp the idea. I did not want the students to know why I was there, so when they asked we told them I was a loved ones member who came into town early. These specialty workers …

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