How Top Students Study – 12 Study Tips

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This article provides 12 Study tips and tricks from top students.

There are different types of students when it comes to studying approach:

–          Responsible and Active Students: Students who revise the course material every day and keep themselves synchronized with the class

–          Hardworking but Distracted Students: Students who try to keep the pace of class but cannot keep the momentum due to multiple reasons such as not clearly understanding what teacher had taught, having distractions at home, lack of interest, poor supervision and guidance from parents and so on)

–          Sharp but Carefree Students: Students who possess sharper minds to apprehend things quickly. Such students postpone the study to exam period and quickly refresh the course material to the bare minimum level for passing the exam.

 

 

 

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12 Tips – How Top Students Study

1.       Top students do not study just to pass the exam. They study for the sake of learning.

2.       Top students have curious mind. They do not memorize stuff, instead they understand the logic behind any piece of information.

3.       Top students do not hesitate to ask questions. If they are unclear about anything, they raise questions and get their doubts clarified by teachers.

4.       Top students do not over-stress study. If they do not understand something, they seek guidance from class fellows, parents and internet. They are open to different options for satisfying their queries.

5.       Top students do not limit themselves to the academics which are taught in the school, instead they spend some time for reading blogs, subscribe to college bulletins, perform practice exams and download respective apps for learning the same subject from different perspectives. 

6.       Top student maintain balance between study, fun and physical activities. They study for 45 minutes and then take a mental break of 15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

Top Student Studying – Study tips

7.       They review the school-work contents every day.

8.       Top students are usually punctual and organized. They allocate specific time for revision every day. Even if it takes 10 minutes for reviewing an easy subject, they do not skip it, instead they refresh the course contents to satisfy their conscience / internal compliance.

9.       Most of the times, top students do not believe in joint studying sessions. Instead they are responsible enough to study alone and take full ownership of their education, yet, they consult their friends and have Zoom or MS Teams sessions for unclear contents.

10.   Top students, keep the distracting components away from them before they start their study. This includes but not limited to putting the mobile phone on silent mode, switching off TV screens, eating adequate food to avoid hunger attacks, keeping the pets out of their study place and staying away from naughty siblings. 

11.   They do not just read the books, instead they practice the learned knowledge by writing it. Writing gives them the opportunity for self-assessment.

12.   They believe in SMART approach for studying:

o   S: Specific study – not just hopping on to one page and then to other page

o   M: Measureable – plan to study something which can be ‘measured’ (whether they learnt it or not) at the end of study

o   A: Achievable – choosing the articles/chapters that can be achieved during specific time

o   R: Realistic – decision on whether an article, chapter, question paper can be understood by them by reading or do they need coaching or mentoring

o   T: Time bound – setting target on what should be achieved, learned, practiced or refreshed for stipulated timeline.

 

 

Further Study:

Bonus Study Tips

  • Keep your study area organized. Scattered stuff is one of the major distractions
  • Practice what you study. Explain to a friend, write it on a piece of paper or become a shadow teacher.
  • If you doubt at first, doubt again. Do not leave your doubtful thoughts unattended. Discuss with someone and seek support until you are satisfied.

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Corona has disturbed the education ecosystem as a result of which several problems of online classes have emerged. Schools have adopted online methods of teaching however there are numerous critical problems associated with this approach. It is important that institutions, in collaboration with parents and respective stakeholders, work tirelessly to come up with strategies and action plans to resolve (or reduce the impact of ) these challenges. Below is a list of 24 problems of online classes

24 Disadvantages of Online Classes (E-Learning)

  1. Teachers cannot see what students are doing which directly impacts the quality of education as teachers cannot supervise the students properly.
  2. During normal school hours kids do a lot of physical movement in breaks whereas during online classes no major physical activity happens which leads to kids’ health issues.
  3. Kids learn a lot from each other when they socialize in school. Socializing results in exchange of information and ideas, establishes mutual trust and emotional bonding with each other and improves several personality traits. Online classes directly impact the grooming of kids.
  4. Due to continuous sitting in front of the screen, kids’ eyesight gets impacted or may lead to back issues due to extended sitting in the same posture.
  5. Families with more than one kid have to purchase additional tabs or computers which is a major cost for many middle-class parents.
  6. Many parents and kids have to face IT and network related problems. Families that do not have much exposure to technology suffer a lot due to this.
  7. Teachers cannot judge the level of comprehension of students and sometimes unable to provide ‘additional’ explanations to students. Usually, in regular classroom teaching, teachers can easily judge if the students are not grasping the concepts and he/she can exert extra efforts to let kids fathom the concepts.online classes
  8. Many schools do not have a mechanism to check online homework. Teachers cannot check students’ textbooks, copy books and work books . Many students take ‘advantage’ of this and do not complete home assignments.
  9. Students may not follow instructions and rules and do not comply, knowing that school can’t do anything.
  10. Students and parents are not comfortable with the new ways of class tests and have to put extra effort into learning new mechanisms.
  11. Some students can easily deceive the exam system and take help from their siblings to pass the exam.
  12. Students can easily skip classes. Even if the teacher takes the attendance at start, it is quite easy for student to miss it for the rest of the class tenure
  13. Due to no interaction with class fellowes, students get bored which leads to distraction from study
  14. Students can play online games or watch videos while being ‘present’ in online class.
  15. Students may get distracted due to mic issues, speakers issues or other computer issues [such as patch upgrades, software restart etc]
  16. Students may take extended breaks for water or for washroom which may result in missing important parts of lessons.
  17. Since the students do not have to wake up early and get ready for school, they tend to sleep late which makes them dizzy during the class. Some students may fall asleep during the class. Sleeping late also impacts their health.
  18. Many students cannot practice what the teacher has taught. This lowers their graph of learning.
  19. Students do not get personal attention from the teacher in general and for specific problems.
  20. Some teachers do not produce qualitative presentations for kids to elaborate the contents.
  21. Students keep calling their parents for many small matters which creates stress for the parents.
  22. If one sibling makes noise, others can no longer pay attention to their classes. Small/medium size homes do not have adequate numbers of rooms to manage this.
  23. Some schools are charging extra fees for the online softwares, apps development and other IT services which is an additional burden on parents.
  24. To provide comfortable learning environments, students need a dedicated study table and overall setup. Families with 2 or more kids cannot purchase and manage extra furniture due to space and money constraints.

6 Advantages of Online Classes (E-Learning)

  1. Parents do not have to worry about making their kids ready for school early morning. They don’t need to make sure if the uniform is pressed, the kids’ school bag is ready and their lunch box is packed.
  2. Parents can monitor how their child is studying in the class. How much does he/she participate in the class. Parents can also get a feeling on how other students are responding in the class. This gives them an idea on how much extra efforts are needed for their kids to cover the gap, if any.
  3. Parents save money for not purchasing uniforms, for not paying school bus fees, for not filling the petrol / gasoline and not giving pocket money for the lunch.
  4. Parents do not have to worry about what kids eat from school canteen as they can serve homemade food to their loved ones.
  5. Students are free during the breaks in which they can spend time with parents or can do anything they like.
  6. While staying home, kids don’t get bullied which is a sigh of relief for some of the parents.

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‘I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.’ –Albert Einstein

‘When one teaches, two learn.’ –Robert Heinlein

‘I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.’ –Socrates

‘Teaching is the highest form of understanding.’ –Aristotle

‘Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.’ –Aristotle

‘The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.’ ― William Arthur Ward

‘The best teachers are the ones that change their minds.’ –Terry Heick

‘Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.’ —Unknown

‘Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.’–Scott Hayden

‘The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.’ –Alexandra K. Trenfor

“I’m not sayin’ I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will.” (Tupac Shakur)

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” (Chinese Proverb)

“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” (Bob Talbert)

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” (Confucius)

 “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupér)

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When I saw that agreeable, friendly child helping his younger brother to pack his backpack, I couldn’t believe that he was a bully to the same brother. But that was what his teacher has told me earlier that morning.

She reported an incident of abuse in which elder child pushed his brother from a swing causing him to break his nose and that that incident was not a standalone event in the history of these boys.

How a young child of kindergarten could purposefully harm his brother and that so repeatedly? That question kept the staff bewildered.

Interestingly, dealing with such children and families starts with answering this same question. Teachers and onlookers need to understand that judging these family dynamics is not going to help these families in any way. In contrast, we need to understand that these events and behaviors are more impulsive than planned.

Step 1: Feel Empathy

And, no, here I am not talking about feeling empathy with the victim only. Bully also need as much empathy and acceptance from teachers as victims do.

The process of intervention in any kind of bullying can only start with acceptance. You have to accept the bully as a child. (There is a difference between accepting the behavior and accepting the person showing the behavior. And this difference is the start of empathy.)

This acceptance, which in turn is pre-requisite for empathy towards a bullying child, comes from understanding the pressure that child was going through. Teachers need to acknowledge that every child has an inert understanding about which behaviors hurt or which ones help. On top of this understanding, children are hardwired to choose good behaviors unless they feel internal or external pressures to choose otherwise.

In most cases of sibling bullying, child feel this pressure because their parents haven’t taught them to navigate through the feelings of jealousy that arise when their siblings join the family. Labeling them as bullies or aggressors only adds to this burden.

When a teacher understands this pressure, they have reason to help the bully not just the victim of bullying.

Step 2: Communicate

Most cases of sibling bullying co-exist with complex family dynamics. In such cases, the teacher should communicate the matter with the school psychologist.

In milder cases, they should communicate with the family, and other teachers of bullies and victims, about this matter to create awareness, clear misunderstandings, and create a common gam plan.

Appreciate the human they, victims and bullies alike, are. Be a little more positive towards the duo. If they want to talk about their emotions, lend a listening ear. Create class activities which talk about family dynamics and bonding with family members.

Educate the whole class about bullying and what they can do to stop sibling bullying.

Step 3: Develop Social Skills

Inclusion and tolerance are a few mindsets that help in eradicating any type of bullying. But if a child has to fight with himself (as is the case with a bully), the emotional intelligence is more crucial than these social mindsets.

Include class activities which focus on building socio-emotional intelligence among students. A few common examples include naming emotions of others and themselves, journaling, and building emotions using positive words or actions.

Wrap Up

Sibling bullying starts at home and its elimination can only happen at hope. That said, teachers and school environment plays an vital role in mitigating the losses and creating awareness around this topic.

If you are witnessing such bullying among your students, step up to bring normalcy within the lives of those affected.

 

Author Bio:

Syeda Aruba lives in a world that is not away from yours yet full of contentment and self-satisfaction. She believes that she can, and everyone in retrospect, can produce happiness within themselves by knowing the right tools and making a commitment. She is committed to making the world a better place for all to live in. You can read her stories at her blog.

 

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Based on a detailed research, author has compiled a list of 55 qualities of a great school.

This article is useful for parents, students, industry professionals and policy makers !

–        Parents:

o  
To evaluate the current school their children go to

o  
Filter the schools they would consider their children getting admission to.

–       
School Business Owners:

o  
To self-audit their schooling system and take necessary measures to improve

o   To become industry leader or trend setter and benefit for getting more students’ enrollment

–       
Education Ministries:

o  
To establish / modify educational polices

o  
Set minimum acceptance criteria for the new schools registration

o  
Establish school auditing system and generate annual reports for public 

–       
Business Service Providers:

o   Approach different schools and offer their services (IT services, Printing Services, Infrastructure setup services, library setup, Electronic services, database and website setup and many others.

All schools must strive to bring excellence in the below domains.

1.     
Education and Character Building

2.     
Extracurricular Activities

3.     
Compliance & Governance

4.     
IT Services for Students, Parents and Staff

5.     
Physical, Mental and Emotional Character Empowerment

6.     
Professionalism and Competence of Staff

7.     
Social Media Engagements

8.     
Teaching Quality Standards

9.     
Parents Networking, Assistance and Support

10.  
Infrastructure and Facilities

11.   Transport System

All Good Schools

55 Characteristics Of a Great School

Below is the list of 55 features that makes a school great !

1.     
Average class size around the world is 15-25 per class. Check this resource:
class size around the world

2.     
Quality Education

Observe existing students’ performance and satisfaction.

Employability of graduates / Qualifying rate for better higher universities

Mean students duration in school. (How many years typically a student continues his education in this school)

Quality of Faculty (For example: what is minimum education of teacher, what is the level of knowledge, skills and expertise the teachers possess.

3.     
Attention to each student: Every single student is a gem. You never know your son would be the next Einstein, if given proper attention.

4.     
No overload in terms of home work: Prime job
of any school is to make sure the students learn at school. If parents
at home have to play the role of teacher then the school is not doing
the right job. 

5.     
Discipline: If the child is getting
disciplined over the weeks and month, the school is successfully
instilling the discipline in your child. 

6.     
Career Counselling and General Guidance: Schools should provide free counselling to students and parents on need-on basis.

7.     
Bullying Control: A school must ensure that bullying is not taking place. Visit this
survey page

8.     
Weekend Classes: For weaker students school
should arrange extra classes on weekend. This will ensure that some of
the students are not left behind in studies.

9.     
Hall of Fame: A room where pictures of high achievers are posted. This will encourage students as well as parents.

10.  
Award System: School should have good award
system not only for the kids producing good marks/grades but also for
games, quizzes, social works and so on.  These awards should be posted
on school’s social media page.

11.  
Volunteering Activities: School should
ensure to conduct volunteering activities such as plantation, hospital
visit, orphan school visit, beach cleaning campaigns, charity works and
so on.

12.  
Foreign Languages: French, Chinese, Arabic
and English languages are widely spoken across the world. It is believed
that the more languages you know the better intellectual you become.
Students should be taught at-least one foreign
language.

13.  
Games: Both physical and mental games should
be promoted for all grades. Mental games increase cognitive skills of
student at large and improve their thinking patterns. 

14.  
Arts and Crafts: Creative students
contribute better to the societies when grow up. Fair attention to be
given by schools for conducting arts and crafts activities.

15.  
Interschool Competitions: Such competitions
enhance a child’s vision and help him/her understand on where he stands
in terms of physical and mental competency.

16.  
Events: Schools should arrange Food events,
gaming event, cultural events and get-together activities. This improves
the perception of the school and has many benefits for students and
parents.

17.  
Leadership Training: From higher secondary
classes students should be involved in the leadership skills such as
goals oriented approach , good listening skills, willing to help, taking
initiatives, vision to resolve community
problems and so on.

18.  
Ethical Training: Listening and speaking
skills add great value to children’s character. Schools should show
documentaries on such subjects. Guest speakers can be invited once in a
while

19.  
Presentation Skills: Practical life is all
about communication and presentation expertise. High schools should have
dedicated periods for such skills. Students should be trained and
encouraged to speak in such sessions.

20.  
Quality Management System compliance: Good schools should work towards
Education Quality compliance such as
ISO 21001:2018

21.  
International affiliation and membership of school systems, forums, groups, magazines and so o

22.  
Corporate Social Responsibility:  Good
schools allocate their budget and time for the Social Causes. Social
causes may include allocating funds for community, comply with
government rules and regulations, provide investments,
create jobs and career opportunities.

23.  
Ease of Fee Payment: Schools should provide
convenient methods of paying the fee (online payment, via visiting bank,
cheques and cash – all major payment options should be accepted by the
school IT/Finance system). If parents
are willing to pay the fee in advance, some sort of discount should be
given. (If you are a businessman running a school, you know what I mean
when you have the payment in advance)

24.  
Attendance System: Attendance system should
be digital preferably to avoid incorrect data management. Schools may
issue an electronic card to each student which could be used for school
entry/exit time tracking and for bus entry/exit.
The attendance of each system should be made available on school
website too. 

25.  
Daily / Weekly Reports to Parents: either
the assignments, weekly work should be available on the school website
under parents’ log-in or it should be sent out to parents directly.

26.  
Happy and helpful staff: Not only teachers,
but every school employee should maintain good attitude towards
students, parents and visitors. Satisfied parents will promote the
school automatically as it is a win-win for parents
and school.

27.  
Active Facebook page: Facebook is father of
social communication these days. An active Facebook page will ensure
that parents are fully engaged with what school is doing.

28.  
Parents engagements: School can use such
pages to communicate all important notices, news, events and activities
with parents. Imagine the happiness of a mother if his/her kids
activities are posted on Facebook!

29.  
Conduct Polls and Review: Good Schools
should approach parents through social medial for conducting polls on
important decisions school is considering to implement.

30.  
Surveys for continuous improvements: Schools
should send private emails to parents for getting feedback about its
education standards, infrastructure, facilities, timings and overall
services. Please participate on our
Survey Page

31.  
Teacher Hiring process: A school cannot
succeed until all of its teachers perform their job with excellence.
This means the school needs people with excellent communication and
teaching skills. Hiring criteria/methodology should
be established concretely so that only the best-in-class teachers are
filtered and selected.   

32.  
Training of teachers: Having best of the
breed of teachers does not mean that no further training and skill
enhancement is needed. Remember the law of Sharpen the Saw and always
consider periodic train-the-trainer sessions for
the teachers. School should invest some time for checking out best
practices in the education niche and continuously strive to polish the
skills of their teachers.  

33.  
Attitude of teachers: A good school’s
teacher will have good communication skills, good listening skills,
empathic approach for understanding the quality of apprehension of
his/her students to help them succeed.

34.  
Teaching standards: A good school should
ensure high teaching standards. They should establish mechanisms to
measure the quality of teaching through student survey, teacher survey,
peers’ feedback, response time to different queries,
patience, deep knowledge of the subject they teach, the friendliness,
approachability, strong work ethics, being prepared and organized,
documented and structured.

35.  
Parent Teacher meetings: A good school
conducts frequent meetings with parents to discuss any concerns parents
may have, to provide feedback about their children, to provide latest
updates about school. A persistent bond with
parents enhances parents trust on the school.

36.  
Parent log-in: Parents should be provided
dedicated portal where they can see the progress of their children,
their grades, extracurricular activities, pictures and general updates
of the school.

37.  
Email notifications: Email communication
channel must be maintained by the school. Although parents do not like a
lot of emails from the school, yet important announcements and formal
updates should be sent to the parents.

38.  
Financial constraints support policy:
Sometimes parents get delayed in paying the fee on time due to financial
constraints. Although a school is primarily a business yet schools
should show flexibility for such situations. After
all it is a matter of children future. Under the social responsibility
umbrella, a good school will provide concession on the fee or accept
delayed payments.  

39.  
Better furniture: Students desk, power
sockets, cupboards, chairs should be properly designed to accommodate
the day to day needs of the student. A nice and clean furniture improves
the overall environment of the class. Schools
should ensure annual / quarterly audits to check the quality of the
furniture and take corrective and preventive measures. The cupboards
should have enough space of students’ bags.

40.  
Good Lighting: A bright classroom will help student maintain their healthy eyesight. Adequate lighting in the class will freshen up the class.

41.  
Projectors and TV Screens: A good school
will have projectors available where they can show documentaries,
learning videos, arts and crafts videos from YouTube. Same projects / TV
screens can be used for school announcements and
notifications

42.  
Separate room for lunch: To avoid strong odors in the class, a school may provide a separate hall to students for eating

43.  
Prayer room: Students have to perform
several prayers during school time. This is more important for the
countries where Muslim population is dominant. Hence school should
provide prayer rooms too. Same level of respect should
be given to all religions without discrimination.

44.  
Playground – / Football / Cricket / Basket Ball / Swimming:
A dedicated physical instructor, play areas for major games and
associated ancillaries will result in better ranking of the school in
society.  In new age, parents are
not only concerned about book based knowledge instead they want their
kids to practice physical activities in the school

45.  
Clinic / Emergency Room: Medical situations
are inevitable hence a school should have an emergency room with
dedicated nurse staff and first aid medicines/treatment services.

46.  
Student Health Records: A database of
student health should be maintained by school. This should include
health history, allergies, medication and emergency contact details of
parents.

47.  
Food shop: Only healthy food should be provided in school tuck shops. Fizzy drinks, artificial juices, fried food should be prohibited.

48.  
Adequate Washrooms:  Separate for boys and girls! Also frequent cleaning policy and governance should be ensured to achieve high hygiene standards.

49.  
Library: Todays’ reader is tomorrow’s leader. Libraries (digital or physical) are a must these days.

50.  
Weekly Campaigns: A good school should
consider celebrating “Health Week”, “Cleaning Week” “Happy Week” where
respective concepts and associated activities should be practiced.

51.  
School Trips: In line with local authorities
and service providers a good school should arrange camping trips to
hilly area, zoo day, park day, library day, plantation day and so on.

52.  
Advance Learning: A Good School not only
teaches the course material but also establish courses, trainings,
seminars, presentations about Digital Competence, Social
Responsibilities, Sense of initiative and leadership, manners
and ethics, being healthy and learning to learn techniques.  

53.  
Safety and Security: A good school provides
adequate security measure in terms of entry and exit procedures,
in-class safety assurance, CCTV cameras installation, dedicated security
department, IT security compliance, 

54.  
Each community should establish local bodies
to discuss challenges related to schools, brainstorm the improvement
ideas, plan to present the problems / solutions to regional or federal
government.

55.  
Industry Visits: For the higher class
students schools should arrange visits to factories, showrooms, large
scale offices, colleges, manufacturing plants, hospitals and IT
companies whichever applicable. This will provide exposure
to the kids and inspire them to choose the right domain for their
career.

References: Eurlex, SchoolEducationGateway, GreatSchoolsOrg, Google, AllGoodSchools, Springer,

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