Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s workshop. I pray that your students found the information useful and were able to take away something helpful and practical. Here is a list of some resources I like:
“Preparing Teens for College (And Adulthood)” by Alex Chediak Helpful blog post at DesiringGod.org . This is what we want for our children. Surprise – “Straight A’s” aren’t even mentioned.
How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less by Cal Newport. Some helpful ideas here if you can get past some of the college foolishness. Overall he treats students like the hardworking adults he expects them to be. I like his emphasis on hard work, concentration, and time management.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. Fascinating and readable look into the way our brains work. Much of what he says is applicable to the way we study and learn. Thinking and effort can sabotage this thing we call “willpower”, so habits and routines can make life easier.
I heartily recommend all of the resources at CiRCE Institute. So much of what I have learned about learning has been shaped by my experience in their apprenticeship program as well as the yearly conferences and local workshops. They have an incredible free library of audio resources as well.