Here are my upcoming workshops for Winter/Spring 2017:
Study Skills: Note-taking and Test Preparation
Many students sit down to “study” for a test without ever learning what that really means. In this workshop students will learn strategies to help them perform better on tests, including learning about their own learning styles and understanding more about how the brain processes, remembers, and retrieves information. Students will learn how to use a two-column note-taking template, how to use multi-sensory input to aid memorization, how to practice time management strategies during and when studying for tests, and how to sort through large volumes of information to know what materials to study. By the end of this workshop students will have a variety of tools they can use to make their studying more effective and more efficient. Open to 6th-12th graders.
Thursday, 1/12 from 4:00-5:00 PM at the Milton Library
Saturday, 3/25 from 2:30-3:30 at the Braintree Library
This workshop covers the basic steps of writing an effective essay: brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and revising. Open to 6th-12th graders, students will learn how to structure a persuasive argument, use evidence to support their ideas, organize their points in a logical order, use a formal academic tone, and proofread for grammatical errors. By the end of the class students will have created a template for essay outlines, and they will take home an essay-writing checklist that they can use independently with future writing assignments. Students should bring a tablet or laptop or paper and a writing utensil.
Monday, 2/6 from 4:00-5:00 PM at the Milton Library
Saturday, 2/25 from 2:30-3:30 at the Braintree Library
Study Skills: Homework and Organization
Geared towards 6th-12th grade students, this study skills workshop is experiential and hands-on, focusing on homework and organization. Students will learn different strategies to help with time-management, staying focused, breaking down long-term assignments, memorization, active reading, and keeping track of paperwork and binders, virtual organization, and backpacks and lockers. Woven into this workshop is information on learning styles and how to use visual, kinesthetic, and auditory input to aid in learning.
Monday, 3/6 from 4:00-5:00 PM at the Milton Library
Saturday, 4/8 from 2:30-3:30 at the Braintree Library