Adjusting to College With Old School Methods?

Adjusting to College With Old School Methods?

May 8 2021
More and more research is showing that relying on phone apps for time management doesn't help students as much as writing by hand.
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The Secret Weapon of Success in School

August 24 2020
When you write by hand, rather than tap into a laptop or tablet, you slow down just enough to think more about WHAT you are writing. Handwriting activates the thinking part of the brain and helps with memory.
Enough with Power Point Passivity!

Enough with Power Point Passivity!

August 14 2020
So what is with all this talk of stickers and markers? What do they actually DO? It turns out, they do A LOT when it comes to learning.  
An Introduction to the planner by its creator, Prof. Ginny Horan

An Introduction to the planner by its creator, Prof. Ginny Horan

August 1 2020

Find out more about the Centered Student Planner with a video from it's creator, Prof. Ginny Horan

 

Planning to be Happy?

Planning to be Happy?

July 14 2020

By learning to manage your time, you reduce your stress. When you reduce your stress, you feel better. 

Hey Student:  Here's How To Use Your Planner

Hey Student: Here's How To Use Your Planner

June 27 2020
Most people are visual learners so "seeing" what they need to do, written in a planner, helps them remember.  Writing tasks and appointments down by hand also activates the brain and increases recall. 
Rock, paper, screen?

Rock, paper, screen?

May 25 2020

One of the biggest problems college students face is time management.  In fact 28% of US college students drop out in their first year but it isn’t from a lack of ability or intelligence.  It’s usually about smaller hurdles that build up over time, like procrastination and feeling overwhelmed by the sudden shift to being fully responsible for their learning.  I wanted to know more, so I worked with college seminar students to figure out why, with the abundance of smart phones and apps, they had such a hard time getting their work done, attending all their classes and balancing their lives.  Well, it turns out that paper beats screen!