GoodGradesFAST.com Says Children Only Need 2 Essential Skills To Ensure School Success
Boise, ID (WebWire) January 21, 2009 -- Educator and business consultant Scott Straub has spent the last decade developing an accessible solution to a widespread problem in the education system. During his teaching career, he noticed two distinct types of students. The first set seemed to excel effortlessly in class, while the second set fell behind due to lack of basic organizational skills. He adds, “It’s not intelligence that causes this separation, it’s the habits and skills used on a consistent basis. For many students these habits and skills don’t come naturally, or they aren’t being taught in today’s classrooms.” 54 percent of students polled in a private study cited disorganization as the leading cause for their struggles in school.
“Too many children struggle in school because of the inadequate habits and systems they have. Virtually any student can achieve school success using the right techniques,” Straub said. "So many parents are wasting large sums of money on tutors, when often the real issues that prevent their children from learning are never addressed.
On his new Web site, www.GoodGradesFAST.com, Straub has made an eBook, video series and free newsletter available to give students and their parents a system for organization and memory that produces fast results and is easy to use.
When organizing students, Straub says to use the POOR method. Purge everything from the locker and notebooks, Outline what you need, Organize the materials and supplies, then Replace everything in an organized manner. In addition, pairing a child who is disorganized with one who has good organizational systems, often helps them model the “organized” behaviors.
His memory system shows students how to learn more information in less time by using their untapped “photographic” memory skills. If you are learning new vocabulary words, the trick is to link the word and the definition in such a unique way that it is almost impossible to forget it.
For example, “encroach” means to intrude gradually upon the rights of others; to trespass. Picture in your mind a large roach (as it sounds like encroach) creeping towards your house very slowly. The key is to picture that silly picture in your mind for at least 8 seconds. By exaggerating the image in your mind, you make the new information stand out. Every student has the capacity to tap their photographic mind if they are properly taught this technique. It’s easy and fun to do, plus it is highly effective. Additional private studies show that students remember up to 80% more information when using this method.
The programs Straub offers are designed to improve the grades, habits and thus self esteem of any student, at any age. His accompanying newsletter and blog provide up to the minute reports on developments in the education field, as well as additional tips for achieving success in school.
For more information on how to get any child organized quickly and easily, and to pick up free chapters of his book “Earn A’s Quickly and Easily in 7 Days”, visit www.GoodGradesFAST.com.
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