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  • beyond test prep: three tips... [1] read quotes, [2] keep notes, [3] phrase book

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    Here are three tips to assist you in moving forward. I find it helpful to read quotes, in fact Oprah Winfrey highly recommends reading quotes and so does Winston Churchill, because quotes are concentrated thoughts.

    The second point of keeping notes is what I demonstrate with a spiral notebook, just grab your thoughts even if 6 months later you discover the notebook. When we write something on paper, we are saying that "I will look at this again sometime. And I will find value here."

    The third tip about carrying a phrase book seems Antiquated in this day when we have phone apps. I think I age myself if I say that "these are smartphone apps," because virtually every phone being sold now is a smartphone. So we might as well call them phone apps. Or mobile phone apps. We want to reduce the time that we spend looking at screens, and there's nothing faster than flipping from page 46 to the dictionary in the rear of the phrasebook and I can do that much more quickly using a phrase book

    I mentioned that the free portion of this service is done to attract attention to the work of Dr. Fischler (TINYURL.com/FischlerPosters) and other Pioneers of education who want to bury the lecture as the primary way of transferring information. A lecture can stimulate and guide a group of people towards an objective, but can that lecture in fact be given as a video (the day before the class takes place)? And the time taken as a group would be better spent perhaps listening to each other's summary of the lecture so that we would in fact hear the lecture at least twice because

    (1) first the professor would make the 15 or 20 minute lecture, and

    (2) then at the class meeting the five or ten points would be written on the board and the students would each declare what the points were about and could even come up in groups to say "Okay, these are the five most important points". And then there could be presentations during the class so that the teacher knows that the information has been transferred.

    This might be a way for students to demonstrate Mastery or at least understanding of basic points in the lecture that was recorded. See www.mastery.org

    It is clear that the time of the lecture is gone (when the lecture was the primary source of information). Even text books are less likely to be looked at and instead students find much of the information more quickly and with greater animation by going to other sources. I like going to YouTube and learning what John Green has to say in his crash course about history and often the demonstrations on purple math can help revive information in my head or SOS math.com

    I hope you take five minutes to visit mastery.org

    let us support scott looney and the "no grades" transcript...

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    I am advertising this free test prep by phone in order to grab attention of outlier parents. Parents who would be open to the messages that you'll find in this book. This book is remarkable. Two people who have unusual educational histories

    Tony Wagner dropped out of college before finally getting a degree at Harvard

    Ted Dintersmith identifies emerging businesses and needs. He paid for a documentary about how to improve schools. -- actually, how to REINVENT schools.

    To get more of the same information, see TINYURL.com/LittkyChapter1
    TINYURL.com/LittkyChapter1 Chapter 1 (free)
    they get together and4 Chapter 4 (free)
    TINYURL.com/LittkyRadio for a report on National Public Radio

    Wagner and Dintersmith wrote about what they found could be improved in schools. I hope that you will take time to look at this book .

    Then I hope you will go visit the website and click on the quotes from the book and then post the posters and start discussing with teachers about how to introduce skills in every lesson.

    you can get quotes at posters at tinyurl.com/postersforBetterSchools.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. I advertise in Natural Awakenings because the Fort Lauderdale publisher has a good graphic designer and a flexible advertising plan. The readers of Natural Awakenings tend to be "outliers" and aware of new trends. Show less
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