or
„The things I wish I had known at the
       start of my 6th form life‟
Choosing education & the time of ashes




    Being here is not enough – the ability to set

    goals and take action ...
Oxygen


    Diet


    Water


    Exercise


    Sleep


    Addictions


    A PASSION FOR WHAT YOU DO.

Energy follows motivation




    „Live as is if you are going to die

    tomorrow but plan as if you are
    going to ...
W.I.I.F.M – why are you here?




    The Pain / Pleasure principle




    Begin with the end in mind.


    Have a cl...
Self doubts become

    self-fulfilling
    prophecies

    “Today is the first day

    of the rest of your life”.
So dare to dream big – then take

            massive action.
There are no failures –

    only feedback

    Be willing to step into

    your „stretch zone‟
    physically, sociall...
„If you‟re not living life on the

    edge, you‟re taking up too much
    space!‟
    Fear will never go away as long

...
It helps to know you are not

    alone!

    Pushing through fear is

    better than living IN FEAR

    Fear transfor...
With yourself (purpose, goals, values)


    With others –


    Peers


    Younger members of the school


    Staff...
Survival of the BEST FIT


    Build a strong support network


    Avoid exclusivity to maintain stability!


    Be k...
Genius is 99%

    PERSPIRATION and only 1%
    inspiration

    There is nothing you can‟t

    achieve if you want it ...
High expectations by

    parents, staff and yourself
    Limited free time


    Crisis management


    Low energy

...
Early recognition


    Realistic expectations


    Balance between work & play


    Positive influences


    Good ...
#1 Manage your energy levels


    #2 Know your purpose and goals


    #3 Create strong self belief


    #4 Abandon y...
Learn how to learn so that you can work smarter

    – not harder!

    Smart students -





    Know their brain and h...
We have learnt more

    about the brain in the last
    2 decades than we did in
    the previous 2, 000 years
You actually have 3 brains

    stacked on top of one
    another!

    They operate in a hierarchy




    Collectively...
Your brain is divided into two hemispheres

Modern education has a left

    hemispheric bias
    But breakthroughs and discoveries

    often require right hemisph...
The 2 minute paperclip game




    To pick locks
    Clean your nails
    Poke people with it
    Exercise track for fle...
We learn best when we

    engage the whole of our
    brain, combining the
    organizational strength of
    „Gates‟ wi...
Time Management




    Reading




    Note taking




    Memory work.

£1440 a day for life – what would you do with it?


    What are your unique priorities?


    Are you just busy or prod...
The average adult in the UK

    reads 300-450 wpm

    With 1 hour‟s tuition and 10

    hours practice you can
    exp...
It‟s hard to write and think at the

    same time!
    Learn to take effective notes


    Translate into your own word...
Converting course notes into visually
memorable revision aids is one way of
working smart, not hard
Equations


    Dates


    Names


    Statistics


    Quotations


    Facts.

Stories


    Humour


    Exaggeration


    Motion


    Relationship


    Bizarre


    Colourful


    Perceiv...
The Normans


    The Plantagenets


    The House of Lancaster


    The House of York


    The Tudors


    The St...
The major shift from GCSE to A level is an

    increased emphasis on complex argument and
    synthesis of knowledge

  ...
If you take one thing from my talk, please
                make it this:


  “You will grow according to the
  information...
Things could be a lot worse!
The 10 Habits Of Highly Effective Students Unpersonal
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I use this slideshow as part of our school's 6th form induction process - it offers a series of guidelines that might help newcomers to adopt an approach to their studies which is most likely to result in a productive educational experience.

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  1. 1. or „The things I wish I had known at the start of my 6th form life‟
  2. 2. Choosing education & the time of ashes  Being here is not enough – the ability to set  goals and take action separates people Success of any kind results from habitual  behaviour.
  3. 3. Oxygen  Diet  Water  Exercise  Sleep  Addictions  A PASSION FOR WHAT YOU DO. 
  4. 4. Energy follows motivation  „Live as is if you are going to die  tomorrow but plan as if you are going to live forever‟ Hagakure
  5. 5. W.I.I.F.M – why are you here?  The Pain / Pleasure principle  Begin with the end in mind.  Have a clear plan and write it down – then revisit it regularly over the next 2 years.
  6. 6. Self doubts become  self-fulfilling prophecies “Today is the first day  of the rest of your life”.
  7. 7. So dare to dream big – then take  massive action.
  8. 8. There are no failures –  only feedback Be willing to step into  your „stretch zone‟ physically, socially and intellectually.
  9. 9. „If you‟re not living life on the  edge, you‟re taking up too much space!‟ Fear will never go away as long  as we are growing The only way to overcome fear  is to face it.
  10. 10. It helps to know you are not  alone! Pushing through fear is  better than living IN FEAR Fear transforms into  energy.
  11. 11. With yourself (purpose, goals, values)  With others –  Peers  Younger members of the school  Staff. 
  12. 12. Survival of the BEST FIT  Build a strong support network  Avoid exclusivity to maintain stability!  Be kind. 
  13. 13. Genius is 99%  PERSPIRATION and only 1% inspiration There is nothing you can‟t  achieve if you want it badly enough.
  14. 14. High expectations by  parents, staff and yourself Limited free time  Crisis management  Low energy  Social problems  Academic pressure  Identity flux. 
  15. 15. Early recognition  Realistic expectations  Balance between work & play  Positive influences  Good energy management  Good support network. 
  16. 16. #1 Manage your energy levels  #2 Know your purpose and goals  #3 Create strong self belief  #4 Abandon your comfort zone  #5 Manage your fear  #6 Communicate!  #7 Have a good support network  #8 Be tenacious  #9 Develop a personal stress busting system. 
  17. 17. Learn how to learn so that you can work smarter  – not harder! Smart students -  Know their brain and how it works Understand how they learn Master the 4 key skills Learn how to play the examination game.
  18. 18. We have learnt more  about the brain in the last 2 decades than we did in the previous 2, 000 years
  19. 19. You actually have 3 brains  stacked on top of one another! They operate in a hierarchy  Collectively they weigh 3% of  your mass but they consume 20% of your energy supply!
  20. 20. Your brain is divided into two hemispheres 
  21. 21. Modern education has a left  hemispheric bias But breakthroughs and discoveries  often require right hemispheric processes Eureka Benzene Sewing machine Velcro Einstein‟s thought experiments
  22. 22. The 2 minute paperclip game  To pick locks Clean your nails Poke people with it Exercise track for fleas Trail marker on leaves Fishhook Sextoy
  23. 23. We learn best when we  engage the whole of our brain, combining the organizational strength of „Gates‟ with the dynamic creativity of „Williams‟ Study skills strategies are  designed to help you do this
  24. 24. Time Management  Reading  Note taking  Memory work. 
  25. 25. £1440 a day for life – what would you do with it?  What are your unique priorities?  Are you just busy or productive?  Week planner – think in ink  ST pain for LT gain  Don‟t be an ostrich. 
  26. 26. The average adult in the UK  reads 300-450 wpm With 1 hour‟s tuition and 10  hours practice you can expect to increase your reading speed to 3000 wpm We are biologically capable  of reading 200,000 wpm!
  27. 27. It‟s hard to write and think at the  same time! Learn to take effective notes  Translate into your own words  Set up a distillation cycle 
  28. 28. Converting course notes into visually memorable revision aids is one way of working smart, not hard
  29. 29. Equations  Dates  Names  Statistics  Quotations  Facts. 
  30. 30. Stories  Humour  Exaggeration  Motion  Relationship  Bizarre  Colourful  Perceived personal  value
  31. 31. The Normans  The Plantagenets  The House of Lancaster  The House of York  The Tudors  The Stuarts  The House of Hanover  The House of Windsor 
  32. 32. The major shift from GCSE to A level is an  increased emphasis on complex argument and synthesis of knowledge In other words you have to know what you‟re  talking about and have an opinion – there are no shortcuts! It‟s not just what you know but what you can do  with that knowledge that counts– make connections.
  33. 33. If you take one thing from my talk, please make it this: “You will grow according to the information you are exposed to, choose to accept and act upon. Make your choices mindfully, and in the coming weeks, remember...”
  34. 34. Things could be a lot worse!
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