My first term as a teaching assistant in a Special Educational Needs school has been an adventure, to say the least. I began my journey in September, walking into an environment I had never encountered before. The busy corridors, noisy children and stacks of documents to read through.
Studying can be hard at the best of times. Usually, if you're looking for study tips, you hear the same things regurgitated over and over again; make a study guide, take breaks every forty-five minutes, eat healthily, and the sorts. Whilst that all seems well and good, it's not always great for everyone. Sure, there might be some research behind it to say how long your brain can stay focused, or some piece about how organising your time helps you to balance your life, but realistically it's not always going to work.
As a student, I try to perfect as many forms of studying and revising as possible to ensure I do my best in all my exams and controlled assessments. I've tried so many ways of studying, some of which have worked, others which haven't. Not everyone studies the same, so how I study may not be the way that you study. However, I'm going to share my study tips and skills, and you never know, you may discover a fantastic new way of studying.
As a public school student for the last 14 years, I would like to make a complaint.
Where I work, we do not celebrate holidays—which makes sense, don't get me wrong—but I chose to do these handprints anyways. I broke the rules for "no holidays," but I also passed it off as a sensory activity. When you work with children, they don't care whether it's holiday paintings, squiggly paintings, names, etc. All they care about is the process, how much fun it is, getting to show it off, making a mess, and actually doing something!
As a person still going through college, and dealing with the confusing questions regarding which major to choose, what school to go to and those darn student loans that always seem to be looming on the horizon, here are some things that you should expect from college.
New York City classrooms have under gone a massive remodeling as policing and extreme security measures await students daily. The scene in public schools for the past eighteen years has blatantly created an environment of hostility and a place that house criminals. According to Cecilia Reyes of ProPublica, “more than 100,000 middle and high school students [experience airport style security everyday].” School safety agents standby prepared to intervene with hand wands for further inspection if need be.
So, you're starting university, or you know someone who is. As a first year law student, let me impart some of my wisdom.
Today, for the first day in a while, I woke up feeling like I was actually ready for the day. My wife’s 5:40 alarm went off, originally set for I know not what, and now ritually ignored. When my daughter asked for some milk, instead of grunting and rolling over, searching for some precious extra moments of sleep, I hopped up and got it for her, started some coffee, and sat down and got to work.