Approaches to learning skills: tip of the week

Week 8: Advocating for your rights

For our eighth ATL Skill tip of the week, we talk about how you can advocate for your rights and the rights of others by being active and engaged community members.

Google Slides Presentation with Links

 

Week 7: Consider and apply feedback 

For our seventh ATL Skill tip of the week, we talk about how you can consider and apply feedback by being an active and responsive learner. 

Week 6: Practicing mindful thinking

For our sixth ATL Skill tip of the week, we talk about how you can practice mindful thinking to help you reduce stress and anxiety at home. Special shout of to Ms. Tipton and Mr. Silverstein for our Mindful Minute! 

Week 5: Practicing focus and concentration

For our fifth ATL Skill tip of the week, we talk about how you can practice focus and concentration by developing strategies to stay engaged in one task at a time! Listen as we break down a video from an expert on study habits, Thomas Frank, to help get you on the path to more focused concentration!

Sources Cited

Focus & Concentration: Crash Course Study Skills #5. Performance by Thomas
     Frank, CrashCourse, 2017. Youtube, www.youtube.com/
     watch?v=L_2JaFnkZ4o&t=323s.

Mark, Gloria, et al. "The Cost of Interrupted Work: More Speed and Stress."
     Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings., 2008,
     pp. 107-10, www.ics.uci.edu/~gmark/chi08-mark.pdf. Accessed 11 May 2020.

"Student attention over an hour." Lecturing 1: Evidence about lecturing, Epigeum
     Ltd, 2011, epigeum.com/downloads/uct_accessible/uk/01_lecturing1/html/
     course_files/2_30.html. Accessed 11 May 2020.

Week 4: Building resilience

For our fourth ATL Skill tip of the week, we talk about how to build reslience. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from difficult of stressful experiences. It is a skill, and through acknowleding the cause of stress and how to address conflict, you can practice being resilient!

Week 3: Writing effectively emails

For our third ATL Skill tip of the week, we are going to talk about writing for different purposes. Breaking down the steps to writing an effective email can help you communicate your questions and needs with your teachers. 

Week 2: Managing your time effectively 

For our second ATL Skill tip of the week, we are going to talk about creating schedules to help you stay on top of your online learning. One way to manage time and tasks effectively is by creating a schedule and sticking with it!

Sample Student Schedule Template

Week 1: Managing your state of mind

As an MYP school we know it is important for students to practice skills that will help them grow and develop as learners. The Approaches to Learning skill managing your state of mind can help you be successful at home during our time distance learning!