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Developing and Teaching Spatial Reasoning

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Communicating the Importance of an Earth Science Education

Understanding Our Audience ... The Teenager

We Teach Parents, too: What good study skills look and sound like at home

Colleges seek students with SKILLS, and that means:

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Developing and Teaching Spatial Reasoning

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Communicating the Importance of an Earth Science Education

Understanding Our Audience ... The Teenager

We Teach Parents, too: What good study skills look and sound like at home

Sometimes parents don’t know how to help their child become a better student. Concrete examples of what not to help with, what to look for, monitor, communicate, and follow up on can sometimes be helpful.

Students who learn to utilize strategies in their active home study show improvement in skills growth and grades. By asking the student (and by parents asking their children) to show how they have accomplished even the most straightforward of these tasks not only provides opportunities for open communication at home, but also demonstrates the value of these skills in the bigger picture of reaching long-term goals.

Too often, students think that success in college or at a career is tied to ‘how smart’ they are. In fact, success is much more dependent upon developing the skills of … time-management, organization, communication, and self-discipline.

Colleges seek students with SKILLS, and that means:

    • Being able to communicate your knowledge and understanding very well – especially in person.
    • Having the self-discipline to
      • create an environment helpful to learning, and
      • making yourself do the active study necessary to learn
    • attend every class, on time, and not missing any instruction for ‘breaks’
    • being willing to 1) recognize, and then 2) take advantage of extra help opportunities to improve your skills and understanding as soon as you need it
    • becoming an advocate yourself by openly discussing concerns with adults, parents, and teachers
    • planning your time effectively to complete and then submit assignments by a deadline.
    • remaining consistently organized with 1) your materials, 2) your time, and 3) your planning


It’s not just what you know, it’s how well you’re able to communicate it.

Teaching kids how to communicate effectively and how they can teach themselves to learn, can be the most effective lessons of all.