Learning How to Learn

In this workshop, students will learn about their brain and the memory process; as well as useful drills and strategies that will help them succeed in school, start thinking outside of the box, and stop procrastinating. This course is ideal for students whose grades do not always reflect their effort or who need more guidance about how to stay organized, prepare for tests, learn how to study for long-term memory, and help with maintaining momentum and a positive attitude in a face-paced and rigorous academic environment.

Topics:

  • Beating Procrastination
  • Organization- at home and school
  • How to do well on tests
  • How memory works
  • Short-term, long-term, and working memory
  • Memorization methods
  • Study skills that help memory
  • Brain-links and why they’re important
  • How to have a growth mindset and the power of “yet”

Texts:

  • “Learning How to Learn” By Barbara Oakley, PhD, and Terrance Sejnowski, PhD. (This text is required and will be ordered for you and available the first day)
  • “Helping Students Remember-Exercises and Strategies to Strengthen Memory” By Milton J. Dehn. (Not required, but will be used.)

Fee:

$325+ book
Class size:  minimum of 4, maximum of 6.

Dates:

Check back for up-coming dates.

Teacher:

Maria Jenkins
Maria Jenkins taught gifted education for two years, special education for three, and now tutors at the elementary and middle school level. She is Orton-Gillingham trained and received a B.S. in Education from Boyce College. She is currently pursuing a M.A in Instructional Technology from The University of Alabama.