- Skills and Strategies:
Share this website http://www.sbcc.net/academic/engsk/skills.htm
with your students. Ask them to review the resources,
locate a piece of advice that looks helpful, apply it
for a week, and report back on its effectiveness.
You might offer extra credit for those who will give a
two minute report to the class.
Each time you lecture, select one specific tip from
Lesson 6 section on note taking. Ask your students to
pay special attention to it and practice it that day.
Another option on note
taking improvement: After
you present five or ten minutes of lecture, have students
exchange their notes with someone else. Ask them to
determine whether their notes were as clear or as complete
as the other person's.
Then ask, "Was
there something you particularly liked in the other
person's set of notes?" and suggest they consciously
begin incorporating, into their own note taking, good
ideas from others regarding style and technique.
resilience in your students. Sometimes telling students
how others overcame adversity is helpful. Patricia
Smith of Riverside Community College shares the story
linked here. The story of the founder
of Wendy's restaurants is also inspirational. Described
on the Wendy's
website, his own experiences with adoption and foster
care encouraged him to found davethomasfoundationforadoption.org.
If you would like to share an inspirational story about
one of your students who exercised resilience, please
use the link below. Be sure to point out that it
is "an inspirational story."