I’ve been on a bit of a hobby rampage. In the last couple of months, I’ve started three new hobbies: digital photography (with a mirrorless Samsang camera), New York Times crossword puzzles (interactive, using an app on my tablet), and Yin restorative yoga. I can’t share my crosswords or my yoga with you, but here a few of my recent photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr.
Oh, and here are some back-to-school resources from Surfnetkids.com!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Study Skills Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Achieving success in school isn’t always easy, but it is doable if you put your mind to it. Step one is improving your study skills. Although many of this week’s study-skill sites are written by university counselors, their sound advice is equally applicable to middle- and high-school students.
Education Corner: Study Skills
“Proven tips and techniques for studying smarter… not harder. Active listening, reading comprehension, note taking, stress management, time management, testing taking, and memorization are only a few of the topics addressed in our study skills guides for students. ” To view the complete list of study guides, scroll down the page. Some are general guides for any kind of study, and others are topic specific, such as English, Chemistry, or Philosophy.
How to Study
Dr. Charles T. Mangrum and Dr. Stephen S. Strichart are two former university professors who joined forces in 1997 to create study skills curriculum for students from elementary grades to college. Their study skill recommendations are either articles (look in Study Skill Articles) or short tips submitted by readers like you (look in Study Tips). “Don’t sit and watch the clock when you study. Do what it does. Keep going.” Submitted by Luca Fuertes, Student, 6th Grade, Bangkok, Thailand.
UC Berkeley: Study and Success Strategies
“Study difficult (or boring) subjects first. If your chemistry problems put you to sleep, get to them first, while you are fresh. Most of us tend to do what we like first, yet the courses we find most difficult require the most creative energy. Save the subjects you enjoy for later.” Excellent tips from University of California, Berkeley, on managing procrastination and building a seven-day study plan.
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Study Skills Printable
Study Skills Wikipedia Printable
Critical Evaluation of Information Printable
Note Taking Printable
Homework Help Printable
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Quote of the Week
“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” ~~ John Adams (October 30 1735 – July 4, 1826) to Abigail Adams, May 12, 1780 ~~ John Adams was the second president of the United States. To read more about Mr. Adams, click this link: http://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/john-adams/
Surfing the Calendar
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month August
National Park Service Established Aug 25, 1916
“Wizard of Oz” film Released Aug 25, 1939
First Landfall of Hurricane Katrina Aug 25, 2005
19th Amendment Signed into Law Aug 26, 1920
National Dog Day Aug 26, 2015
Women’s Equality Day Aug 26, 2015
Martin Luther King Gives “I Have a Dream” Speech Aug 28, 1963
Hurricane Katrina Devastates Gulf Coast Aug 29, 2005
Diana, Princess of Wale’s Death Aug 31, 1997
U.S. Open Tennis Aug 31-Sep 13, 2015
National Honey Month September
National School Success Month September
National Piano Month September
National Save A Tiger Month September
National DNA, Geonomics & Stem Cell Education Month September