Be a Great Student

By CHSS Success Team | Strategies, advice, pep talks and inspiration to be the best student you can be.

3 challenges of starting a new semester and how to master them

As nearly every student knows, a new semester can become hectic very quickly if you do not begin it on the right foot. And no matter how many school terms you’ve tackled during your college career thus far, the challenges that surface at the start of a new semester tend to remain the same.<p>But never …

Education

4 ways to effectively balance work and school

College is meant to be the best four (or more) years of our lives where we are all expected to quickly balance a new campus, new friends and a new list of responsibilities. For some people, one of those new responsibilities is a part-time job.<p>As a junior at Missouri State, I am fully immersed in my …

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Successful People Vs. Unsuccessful People (The habits that differentiate them)

This infographic will show you the wise habits of successful people. They are the reason why they are set apart from the rest.

10 Tips for Classroom Etiquette

10 Tips for Proper Classroom Etiquette<p>Good manners and classroom etiquette should be common sense for most students. Being courteous and polite will …

Etiquette

How Exercise Changes Your Brain To Be Better At Basically Everything

Recent studies have revealed more complex and nuanced ways in which exercise activates and affects the brain.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>The brain is fundamentally a lazy piece of meat, according to neuroscientist …

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Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted …

Matt Cutts

10 Tips for Academically Thriving

<b>Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses.</b> One of the most important elements of success in college is truly understanding your strengths and weaknesses. …

Six Habits of Successful College Students

Getting accepted to college is an achievement in itself, but a degree doesn’t automatically equal success in the long run.<p>According to data from the federal government ,the overall four-year graduation rate for 2012 was 31% for public colleges and 52% for private colleges, so students should take …

3 Things High School Students Should Know About College

As the stakes rise regarding the necessity of a high school diploma for lifelong success, so do the standards to earn one. High school graduates today must know more than the generations that came before them, both in academic and real-world applications. College, which was once considered an …

Education

6 Reasons To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Many of us think of the "comfort zone" as a relic of '80s motivational psychology and a tag line on cheesy corporate "reach for success" posters. But in fact, the comfort zone is a useful psychological concept that can help you embrace risk and make changes in your life that can lead to real …

Self-improvement

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Why You Need To Stop Thinking You Are Too Busy To Take Breaks

Inside the science of why taking breaks can make you happier, and more focused and productive. Still think you’re too important?<p>I know you don’t want to take a break right now.<p>Why? Because you’re too busy. This post is probably one of more than a few tabs you have open on your browser or phone. …

John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity

<i>“Do not feel absolutely certain of anything,”</i> philosopher Bertrand Russell instructed in the first of his ten timeless commandments of teaching and learning in 1951. And yet formal education, today as much as then, is for the most part a toxic byproduct of industrialism based on the blind …

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Can Just 30 Minutes a Day Make a Difference in a Child's Education?

I am a musician. I play several instruments and I was a band director before going into administration. I will be the first to admit that practicing is not the most fun a kid can have, but it isn't the worst time spent either. I started music lessons at age 5. To get me to practice, my parents used …

Parenting

20 Education Quotes: Wisdom For The Future Of EDTECH

Values that inspired "Skillagents.com, a self-paced online course developed to sharpen your instructional design skills"<p>http://www.skillagents.com<p>*No amount of theory, perfect course content, or educational technology can substitute for a genuine interest in the learner’s wellbeing.<p>2014 is a great …