Three Big Myths About Good Study Habits

The second goal, “students will be introduced to the idea of truth in advertising,” has been met but could certainly be expanded upon. For instance, how far are advertisers allowed to stretch the truth before they are in violation of existing truth in advertising laws? The third goal,” students will produce their own commercials to sell different objects,” seems partially met, in that, the teacher does the taping of the commercials instead of the students.

But it would come to pass that the king’s daughter would not perish, for her savior had arrived: St George. He was passing by when he saw her being taken to be slaughtered. Asking what was happening, the princess told him to flee lest he perish as well. The brave knight refused, and went with the princess to face the dragon.

However, many children begin their school years with missing components–social, physical, emotional or cognitive experiences that have somehow been overlooked by caring and concerned parents. And these missing components can mean the difference between success and struggle at school.

Thou shalt put responsibility where it belongs: Treat educational psychology as you want them to be. If you want responsible, capable children then treat them as if they are responsible. The best way to develop responsibility is to give it to children.

Perhaps we didn’t see Muslims and Arabs rounded up after 9/11 for fear of repeating this world War II chapter in our history. Or maybe there were other reasons. Does that mean we’ll never see internment camps in America?

And he is greatly loved by a great many people. Not just by his immediate and extended family but by the many people whose lives he has touched. I know there are prayers on his behalf winging from coast to coast. I don’t think he’d trade that love and the respect that accompanies it for all the professional success his siblings have enjoyed.

Which really isn’t such a bad thing. In a way, getting lots of tests is better than having only one or two. For one thing, these tests tend to be “little”: Each one doesn’t count for a major chunk of your grade, so if you bomb one, it won’t kill your overall average in the class. The sum total of these tests, however, may count for a lot–a third of your entire grade, perhaps. So if you do well on these little tests–and have a healthy grade going into the final or midterm–you might be in pretty good shape and feel much less pressured as you prepare for the big ones. Also, being tested regularly forces you to study and keep up with the material, which also is good; this way, you aren’t trying to re-learn in December what you digested (and promptly forgot) way back in September.

Yet the havoc the little ones could cause was not really the problem. I feared they would hate me. What was I to do with them? I was never good at babysitting and most people thought I was too serious and boring.