Learn Easier Study Better was created with middle and high school students, online learners, and adult learners returning to a student role, in mind. Typically these types of students are the ones who most need to learn how to develop their ability to learn independently, boost their confidence in their abilities and basically learn easier and study better. However anyone who feels that they could improve their learning and study abilities will benefit from this course.
This course helps these students accomplish exactly this in two main ways. First, it will increase students' meta-cognition. This is the ability to think about one's thinking. Thus students will learn to recognize what it is that they do that helps their learning as well as what they do that hinders their learning. Secondly, this course encourages students to develop a growth mindset. A growth mindset includes perseverance and a "can do" attitude. A growth mindset is more indicative of success than IQ!
In this course you, you will learn to improve and maintain your motivation and attitude toward learning, understand the learning process, increase your confidence in your learning, and learn an assortment of tricks and strategies to help you learn and study more effectively. This is taught through standard videos, narrated slideshow videos, handouts, reading texts, and key concept visuals. Students will learn through repetition, reflection, and using the three modes of learning (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic).
It should take a student 4-5 hours to complete this course. This time lime includes watching the videos, reading and viewing the text materials and doing the handout exercises. The benefits of the work that you will do in this short time will be felt throughout your life!
Stacey Hernberg is a B.C. certified teacher with 19 years of teaching experience.
How this course will make you a more efficient learner and improve your study skills.
Motivation is necessary for efficient learning. Learn how to develop and maintain your motivation.
Download these exercises to use with future courses and learning goals. Write you responses to these exercises in a notebook (paper or digital). It is important to do these exercises.
By learning about the learning process, you feel more confident in your ability to learn.
A review sheet for the Learning Basics
By knowing the basics of the learning process you can develop your confidence in yourself as a learner. Confidence is vital to effective learning. You can continue to develop your confidence in yourself as a learner by understanding the basics of how your brain learns.
Consider this lesson an owner's manual for your brain.
A review sheet for the Brain Basics
Learn how to take control of your attitude and environment in order to maximize your learning.
Download these exercises to do now and revisit them about once a month.
A quiz for section 2
Now that you know how to learn, let's apply that knowledge to help you learn how to study better.
Tips on how to use your brain for more efficient learning.
Highlight the activities that you like to do. The categories with the most tasks highlighted will be your strengths. When studying, pair an activity that uses a strength with a task that you find more challenging. In this way you can develop all of your intelligences and learn more thoroughly.
Learn how ways to remember things better.
Tips and tricks to improve your memory when studying
Here are some practical tips for making the most of your memory. Be sure to answer the reflection questions at the end. This will help you use your metacognition to make the most of your memory.
Tips and strategies for improving your ability to concentrate
A quiz on section 3
Stacey Hernberg is a B.C. certified teacher. She has worked for the Langley School District #35 since 1995 where she has taught Kindergarten through Grade 7. She also spent two years in Korea teaching English to students in prekindergarten through grade nine. Locally she has taught ESL English tutorials and cultural programs. Stacey has also worked with homeschoolers as a Distributed Learning teacher for families with children in K-9 at an independent B.C. school. She has also taught workshops on mindfulness to adults.
Stacey graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and also completed their Professional Development Teaching Diploma in 1995. There she specialized in Mathematics, Psychology, Early Childhood Education, and Learning Disabilities. Since then Stacey has completed certificates for teaching English to speakers of other languages and International Baccalaureate training for the middle school years.
Stacey is an enthusiastic life-long learner and avid reader who loves being a mother and teacher. Her passion for being the best mother she can be and her love for teaching, learning, and all things education, led her to the joys of teaching children how to learn and study more effectively. She has taught study skills to high school students and success strategies to elementary students. In her classroom she emphasizes meta-cognition and self-regulation to help her students take control of their learning.