As a master teacher and lover of education, I have spent many years in the classroom as both a teacher and student. What we educators have learned through experience as well as a large amount of empirical research is that there are study skills and strategies that make all the difference between being an average and an excellent student.
Perhaps more importantly, improving as a student through the use of these strategies will make you ENJOY THE LEARNING PROCESS MORE while achieving better results.
In this course YOU WILL LEARN:
1. How to identify your specific learning style or styles
2. How to increase your GPA through proven study strategies and tactics
3. How to increase your test scores through proven study strategies and tactics
4. How to enjoy school more so that you will become a lifelong learner while achieving high scores and grades
5. Learn any subject faster
6. Remember what you've learned longer
7. Enjoy the learning process much more (we enjoy what we're good at!)
8. How to apply these skills to life in general to help make you a happier, more fulfilled person!
Don't wait to take advantage of this opportunity to improve your life by improving your study skills!
We've all heard the phrase, "Knowledge is Power". But if we really believed it, we would all be super rich and powerful intellectuals right? The truth is we only partially believe this statement. But if we truly understand how the accumulation of knowledge and the ability to learn anything quickly and deeply could improve our lives and careers, we would all spend more time studying and learning. In this lesson we will go over the true benefits of knowledge and what we will learn throughout the course.
Every learns in different ways. We know this from many years of research. But the key is to identify what these different ways are and how to apply this knowledge to the learning process. In this lesson, we will identify and explore the different learning styles in order to help you learn in the most effective and enjoyable way possible.
In addition to understanding our unique intelligence, we also need to understand how human beings learn generally. This will help us to get the most out of our time spent studying, and cut out wasteful and unproductive habits from the learning process.
Creativity is an important part of the learning process. This is becoming more true every day as the nature of work changes rapidly and automation is making more and more jobs redundant. In this lesson will will look at the importance of developing creativity in all aspects of work and life, not just "The Arts".
In addition to understanding the profound importance of creativity, we also need to know how to become more creative in terms of how we approach work and life in general. In this lesson you will learn specific research based techniques to increase your creative abilities.
Thinking critically may perhaps be the most important cognitive skill there is in today's modern world of fake news and "alternative facts". Learning to identify valid from invalid information and make decisions based on relevant data is an important skill that is all too often left out of today's standard classroom curriculums. In this lesson, you will learn how to think critically based on modern research and best known practices.
We are all given the same 24 hours to live each day as we see fit. But the successful student and professional knows how to use this finite amount of time wisely in order to maximize results. In this lesson, you will learn proven time management techniques to help you get the absolute most out of your day, no matter how busy you are.
Writing is an extremely important skill that is only becoming more important in today's fast moving world as communication is done increasingly on screens and employers demand good writing as a basic requirement of employment. In this lesson, you will learn tricks and tips to help you improve your writing in the fastest possible time frame.
Research is another skill that is becoming absolutely necessary as a basic job requirement. It is also one that many people find tedious and difficult. In this lesson, you will learn how to do better research and enjoy the process more than ever before.
Humans have always worked in groups, it's how we were able to overcome the elements and survive in the state of nature as we evolved from primitive primates to an advanced species that dominates the world. In this lesson, you will learn how to thrive in groups and how working cooperatively can help you achieve extraordinary results in the school, the workplace, and in life.
Being a student, whether in the traditional classroom, or just a student of life, can be overwhelming. With so much to learn, and more knowledge being added to the world's databases every day, it's hard to know what to study and when to stop! In this lesson, we will take a look at the importance of finding balance to your health and well-being, as well as how it will help you enjoy the learning process more than ever before.
In today's fast paced environment where skills are being rapidly replaced by computers and jobs are becoming obsolete, it is the life-long learner that has an advantage. It also makes life an enjoyable adventure rather than one long struggle. In this lesson, we urge you to continue to push yourself to learn new things and develop the habit of life long learning that will give you so much joy and fulfillment on the long road ahead!
My courses are designed based on my many years as a teacher and student of education and business. I hold a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and have been designing curricula for over a decade.
The business, language, and chess courses that I have built on Udemy are a reflection of this experience and dedication to education. My goal is to reach as many people as possible with my courses, which is why I have chosen the internet and the Udemy platform as my ideal mode of delivery.
The following is a little more about my expertise and background. I was born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. I attended the University of Idaho where I earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 2004. After a few years in the work force as an account manager I moved to Vietnam where I lived for over 5 years.
While in Vietnam I taught English as a second language for almost 2 years to students of all ages and backgrounds. For the 3 final years that I lived there I opened and ran a sports training company called Saigon Sports Academy. We coached sports such as soccer, chess, tennis, and basketball as well as ran large sporting events such as tournaments and leagues. My positions while at the company included Director of Strategic Initiatives as well as Director of the Chess Program.
While living in Vietnam I became fluent in the Vietnamese language and developed a deep love for teaching and traveling internationally. I then came back in the United States to work on a masters degree in education so that I would be an even more effective teacher in the future. It is my wish to be a positive force for education in the world, and to inspire my current and future students to be the best that they can be in whatever they do.