Simple Tips For Learning

  1. If you’re the new kid in school, smile often.
  2. If you’re not the new kid in school, invite the new kid to sit with you at lunch.
  3. Park in the furthest parking spot away from campus.  A little sunshine can be just what’s needed to rejuvenate the grey matter.
  4. Say “hello” to your teachers daily.  Don’t be shy.  A daily “hello” can set a foundation for getting assistance when needed, and lead to strong letters of recommendation later.
  5. Prevent anxious conversations about grades. Ask how often and how teachers manage online grading systems, since not every teacher updates their grade-books as soon as assignments are completed.
  6. “I don’t know” can be the gateway to learning.
  7. Just because you can wait until the last minute to complete an assignment, doesn’t mean you should wait.
  8. As the saying goes, “Sometimes, you gotta go slow to go fast.” Take breaks…often.
  9. “Being educated” is more than just memorizing facts.
  10. Don’t underestimate the power of a good night’s rest.
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About Jill Yoshikawa, Ed M, Partner of Creative Marbles Consultancy

Jill Yoshikawa, EdM, Harvard ’99, a seasoned, 25 year educator and consultant, is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. She combines educational theory with experience to advise families, schools and educators. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly to help her clients succeed.
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