8 steps how to start new school year and arouse the child’s interest in learning
Its already here. The new school year has made its way and your schedule has you wrapped up for twelve hours a day, five days a week.
If like most of us you are need of a refresher, here are 8 best practices that will keep you on track for the fall semester.
Number 8: Keep Up with Readings.
Not just with your textbooks, but with the news. It is always beneficial to be in the know with current events, but especially when you can strike up a conversation with your colleagues and professors. Pull up the New York Times, U-T San Diego, or LA Times app on your phone and browse articles for just a few minutes each morning.
Number 7: Open Your Mind.
Your state of mind impacts your productivity and level of engagement. Take an interest in the subject matter of your class whether or not it relates to your career-goals. Staying open-minded to new people and ideas will allow more room for personal growth.
Number 6: Set Goals.
The last time you set goals for yourself may have been your New Year’s Resolutions. Its time to focus on your intentions and be reminded of what you hope to achieve during this school year. Write them down and set a timeline to keep you on track.
Number 5: Find Your Balance.
Getting back in the swing of things can be overwhelming. By planning ahead to balance your workload, social life and favorite hobbies, you will live a healthier lifestyle and keep the stress off your shoulders.
Number 4: Stay Organized.
Find a way to keep yourself on schedule and do it early. Invest in a planner, sync your calendars, create lists, and constantly remind yourself what you have set to accomplish that day.
Number 3: Raise Your Hand.
Ask questions when the time is right. Chances are that others are waiting for someone to speak up. This is a way for you get answers and show that you are not afraid for your voice to be heard.
Number 2: Arrive Early.
Being early is better that being on time. Give yourself a few minutes to settle in and remember where you previously left off. Not having to rustle through your notebook to find paper when class begins is oddly refreshing.
Number 1: Be Engaged on Campus.
Make your short amount of collegiate years worthwhile. Stay involved on campus and surround yourself with people that stimulate your mind. Enjoy what you do each day and your success will be reflective of that.