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Episode #142, Marc Hoberman, How to Become a Better Student

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Today on episode 142, I’m talking to Marc Hoberman, Founder and Director of Grade Success Inc. Marc is a Keynote Speaker, Seminar Leader, Consultant, and author and has trained students, teachers, and corporate executives nationally through a variety of Personal Improvement and Training Methods. As a freelance writer for NY Parents Metro Magazine,  Marc has shared his wealth of educational expertise with thousands of parents each year. From the classroom to the boardroom, Marc continues his mission to “help people realize their full potential.”

 

On today’s episode, Marc gives us his best tips for how students can thrive at school and become better students.

 

Marc’s studying tips: Study for 20 minutes at one time, then take a 5 minute break away from study area, then go back and review same material for 20 minutes to best retain material.

Marc’s study tip no no’s: Don’t cram and don’t lie in bed while studying.

Marc’s best ways to get an “A”: 1) be in tune with your teacher (go office hours and seek extra credit) 2) form a study group with other smart students who you can learn from 3) do the best you can

Marc’s advice for teens: you are who your friends are. If you are emailing people who are not nice then you need to move away from that. And set a goal and ask yourself what you are going to do for the next ten years to achieve your goal.

 

For another related conversation check out my podcast episode # 38 with Jeff Leiken on The Power of Mentoring

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November 11th, 2016
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Episode #122, Vicki Davis, The Cool Cat Teacher: Inspiring the 21st Century Student

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On episode 122, Alexis Avila talks to teacher Vicki Davis founder of the award winning teacher blog, Cool Cat Teacher. Vicki started her blog with three central themes in mind:

1. How to use technology and be a better teacher. (Which sometimes means putting away the technology)

2.How to build a better relationship with my students.

3. How to live a better life at home by making key decisions at school. As a result of her blog Vicki has developed an amazing online presence with over 123,000 Twitter followers, and 130,000 monthly downloads for her podcast, Every Classroom Matters .

Vicki has written for Edutopia, the Washington Post, and the Atlantic. She has spoken at Harvard and Princeton and at major technology companies like Google, Microsoft, and Discovery Education. On Today’s episode Vicki talks about how the classroom has changed in the 21st century and shares with us the types of resources you will find on her amazing blog, Cool Cat Teacher.

Some suggested writing apps: Grammarly, Hemingway, and Prowriting Aid

Advantage to technology in classroom: Teacher’s can clone themselves on Youtube for example, so student’s can learn at own pace.

Vicki’s words of wisdom for teens: Ask wise mentors and parents for advice, and don’t necessarily lean on your buddies for advice (will probably get the wrong advice!!) And remember, you are a MASTERPIECE!

For another related podcast on the 21st century classroom make sure to listen to Episode 13, my conversation with TED international teaching award winner, teacher Jamie Cohen, Life in the 21st Century Classroom

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Episode 122, Vicki Davis, The Cool Cat Teacher, Inspiring the 21st Century Student

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May 12th, 2016
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Episode 117, 5 Ways to Get an A in School

On this tutoring tips episode #117, Tutor Anooj shows you how to get an A in school. Anooj was valedictorian of his high school class, so play close attention to these tips!
Tip 1: Always do your homework
Tip 2: Start preparing for exams at least 1-2 weeks in advance
Tip 3: Take notes in class
Tip 4: Prioritize items in class that count the most
Tip 5: Eat healthy, sleep well, exercise, and do fun things

Episode 117, 5 Ways to Get an A in School

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March 30th, 2016
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Back to School Organizing Tips for Students

Use these strategies to start the year off on the right foot.

Organize Your Homework
Purchase an academic calendar with room to write notes in it.
(if you must use technology to schedule and organize your homework, use google calendar, or the iStudiez Pro App, which which is an easy way to keep track of your schedule, homework, and grades!
Take a look at all your assignments and make a list of what’s due each week.
Prioritize the list by arranging by due date.
Look at your assignments and figure out how long it will take to accomplish each task. For example, writing approximately how long takes to do math homework could be listed as 30 minutes ,1 hour etc.

Organize Your Backpack
Carry only the textbooks and folders for the classes you have on a given day. This will help protect your back, too!
Carry the following in a separate compartment: two black and blue ink pens, two pencils with erasers, a highlighter, a stack of blank index cards, and a mini pencil sharpener.
Always keep your assignment notebook near the top of your bag for easy access.

Store School Papers at Home
Make folders for each subject to store school papers.
At the end of each week, transfer graded school papers from your backpack to the appropriate home folder.
Keep your folders in special drawer away from other home clutter
Hang your A + papers on the fridge for all to see! It will give you that motivation to keep getting A’s.

Organize Your Desk
Remove all clutter from your desk.
Add the essentials that you will need each day (pens and pencils, lined paper, laptop) .
Group similar things together. Pencils/pens, post-it notes, and your stapler go in one area, while homework and projects goes in another area.
Keep a garbage can nearby to get rid of things.

Recommended School Supplies
Assignment notebook with room to write notes in
Pencils and Pens (blue and black ink)
Highlighter
Paper Clips
Folders
Lined Paper and index cards
Tape and scissors (for school projects)
Calculator
Mini Dictionary (students typically aren’t allowed to use their cellphones during the school day)

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January 18th, 2016
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5 Ways to Get an A in School

Tutor Anooj shows you how to get an A in school. Anooj was valedictorian of his high school class, so play close attention to these tips!
Tip 1: Always do your homework
Tip 2: Start preparing for exams at least 1-2 weeks in advance
Tip 3: Take notes in class
Tip 4: Prioritize items in class that count the most
Tip 5: Eat healthy, sleep well, exercise, and do fun things

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December 7th, 2015
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Episode 76: Sebastiaan van der Schrier, Overcoming Social Anxiety

Alexis talks to Sebastiaan van der Schrier leading voice for those suffering from social anxiety and host of Social Anxiety Solutions podcast on Itunes. After several traumatic and tragic childhood events, Sebastiaan has battled social anxiety disorder since he was 11 years old.

On today’s episode, Sebastiaan talks about an embarrassing classroom experience that left him traumatized at age 11 and how he was able to ultimately overcome his social anxiety disorder and offer inspiration to people all over the world.

Check out Sebastiaan’s podcast, www.socialanxietysolutions.com/podcast and make sure to listen to episode 3 of Sebastiaan’s podcast on how to overcome bullying.

Sebastiaan’s advice for teens: Learn to manage your emotions properly.

Episode 76: Sebastiaan van der Schrier, Overcoming Social Anxiety

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July 2nd, 2015
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Episode 74: Amie Hoff, How to Avoid the Freshman 15

Alexis talks to the Amie Hoff fitness expert and founder of Hoff Fitness LLC and co-founder of the FitKit line of health improvement products. Amie is an expert in the field of fitness with guest appearances on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNBC and Good Morning America. As fitness expert, Amie has been featured in all of the major health magazines, such as Shape, Fitness and Women’s Health, as well as the New York Times, Washington Post and Newsweek.
On today’s episode, Amie will give you her tips for how college students can best avoid the freshman 15 and teaches you ways to stay healthy during your college years.

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June 25th, 2015
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Episode 66: Frank Bruni, An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

On episode 66 of The Prepped & Polished Podcast Alexis talks to American journalist and New York Times Best Selling Author Frank Bruni. Frank is author of “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania”. Frank was chief restaurant critic of the New York Times, from 2004 to 2009. He is the author of two bestselling books, Born Round, a memoir about his family’s love of food and his own struggles with overeating, and Ambling Into History, about George W. Bush. In June 2011, he was named an Op-Ed columnist for the newspaper. Frank received his undergrad from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Masters degree in journalistm from Columbia. On today’s episode, Frank talks about college admissions mania, the anxious parents of college bound students, and why top tier schools are rejecting even straight A students.
Frank’s advice for college-bound teens, “Remember a college education if it’s part of a life plan that you can execute is an extraordinary opportunity and adventure regardless of what that colleges acceptance rate is and there is a bevy of colleges that can give you an extraordinary education”

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May 21st, 2015
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Episode 64: Julia Wojnar, How Students Can Unleash Their Public Speaking Presence

On episode 64 of The Prepped & Polished Podcast Alexis talks to Julia Wojnar, Founder of Unleash Your Presence, a Public Speaking coaching firm. A natural performer and speaker since a young age, Julia helps students and professionals break down speaking prep into manageable pieces from start to finish. On today’s episode Julia shares her best tips for any student getting ready for any type of public speaking engagement, from classroom presentations to those dreadful college interviews.

Some of Julia’s words of wisdom:

  • If you want to rock your presentation or interview front load your work AKA Prepare in advance
  • Do mock interviews before you go into a college admissions interview
  • Try not to be funny and instead focus on your strengths
  • Make sure your PowerPoint presentations are more visual than text heavy

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May 15th, 2015
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Episode 62: Rebecca Manley, Helping Students Overcome Eating Disorders

On episode 62 of The Prepped & Polished Podcast Alexis talks to Rebecca Manley, Founder of The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA). MEDA is an eating disorders non-profit organization in New England that provides education about eating disorders and their underlying causes to develop a compassionate community that promotes hopefulness and supports healing. MEDA offers a variety of services to support individuals and families through the various stages of their journey. Rebecca’s published curriculum entitled, “Teaching Body Confidence” has been featured on the televised news programs World News Tonight on ABC News, 48 Hours news on CBS as well as many other national and local stations. On today’s episode, Rebecca talks about the struggles students with eating disorders face and some strategies to help overcome these disorders.

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May 8th, 2015
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