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My Top 10 Favorite Google Search Features

You must be very familiar with Google Search. In fact, for your online search for whatever information you need, you rely on Google Search. But there’s more to Google Search than just search. In this post, let me share with you my top 10 favorite…

3 Ways to Develop Intrinsic Motivation

AS TEACHERS it is imperative that we motivate our students before every lesson. We can think of so many ways to get them hooked into the lesson. There can be games. There can be rewards or prizes for good performance and behavior, or negative motivation…

5 Ways to Improve Your Thinking Skills

In this day and age, where competition for jobs and other opportunities is very stiff, one must have a significant edge over others. While talent is innate, skills can be learned and developed. Although being a genius might really be more of nature than nurture,…

Start the School Year Right: Set Clear Goals

IT’S THE start of the school year again. It won’t hurt if we make a plan before we embark on a new journey. In fact, I find it very important to set clear goals in order to see better where we are headed. Personally, I…

Study for the Knowledge, Not the Grades

WE ARE conducting review classes for our second year students in preparation for the upcoming National Achievement Test. This afternoon, I asked them to answer a multiple choice test. One of the students asked me, “Sir, will this be recorded?” I replied, “Why? Are you not going to take this seriously if I tell you that you won’t get points for this?”

Some Points to Consider in Choosing a Career

ABOUT TWO months from now, we will be sending off our 12th batch of graduates. They will soon be one of those young individuals who will start treading the path towards the portion of their lives on which they will spend a great chunk of their time — their career. In this post, I would like to discuss some points to consider in choosing a career. If you are still in the process of choosing a career, this is for you.

Sleep Before an Exam

AS I have said in my previous posts, cramming for an exam is never going to lead to good results. You would only strain yourself and, as a result, instead of helping you score high in your exam you would most likely flunk it. One wrong move of those who are cramming is to set sleep aside and spend the whole night studying their lesson.

Food to Boost Your Brain While Studying

WHEN YOU are studying or when acquiring new information, your brain has to work harder. As it works hard, it needs the right nutrients in order to function properly. When you are cramming, however, you tend to forget eating as it might take a portion of your time. Hey, even if you spend the whole day studying your lessons, your brain wouldn’t be able to store the information if you don’t eat the right food. So, try marauding your kitchen if you have any of these food stuff that will held boost your mental activity.

How to Study Your Lessons without the Burnout

You would know that it’s examination time when you see students photocopying notes or cramming to absorb one-quarter-of-a-school-year’s worth of lessons in ten subjects within just one night. Admit it, you must be one of them, too. Don’t worry, I also did that when I was a student, but I have realized early on that cramming just doesn’t work.