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Dr Stem's dose of encouragement - Teen Tips, mentally prepare for this school year

by Dr Stem
30 Sep 2014 at 10:35hrs | Views
This week we are continuing to share heartfelt Teen Tips to help you mentally prepare for this school year. 

To Your Success

1."Find out the resources that are available to you. If this statement completely alludes you, here are a few questions that may serve as a guide and/or starting point:"

Do your teachers post assignments on their websites?

Does your school have a homework hotline?

Does your school offer tutoring for specific exams, such as the HSAP, SAT, ACT, etc.?

When does each teacher offer tutoring? (teachers are usually required to offer at least an hour or two of additional hours either before or after school)

Does your library have a wide selection of study materials? (many have a section that offers SAT, ACT, and HSAP prep books for you to check out)

2. Come up with a plan/schedule to help you manage your time after school.  Prioritize academics, athletics, family time, social time, church/synagogue/mass, etc., and devote a specific amount of time to any of the aforementioned that are important to you.

3. Set personal goals for each of your classes and share them with your teachers.  They will appreciate your forethought and respect you for taking responsibility for your own education.

4. Join a club or after school activity! This is a time in your life to figure out what kinds of things interest you… so get involved and see what sparks, or ignites a passion in you!

5. Always be HONEST with your teachers (and everyone else for that matter!). If you had a rough night at home and forgot to do your homework, don't lie about it. Teachers will respect you so much more for being truthful!  Remember… you will need recommendation letters from your teachers for college, employment, etc. and nobody will recommend someone who is not truthful.

Plan for it to be an Exciting, Fun Filled - Successful School Year 👯💃💃🏃🏃

Dr. Sithembile (Stem) Mahlatini, Licensed Psychotherapist.
Motivating & Inspiring Individuals and Businesses to Greatness. Motivational/Inspirational Speaker, Author, Employee Assistance Soft Skills Trainer, Life-Career Coach. - www.drstem.org


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