Workshop for Parents - Lance King

Parent Workshop – (Conference Room)

Tuesday 8th March 3.30-5pm – Lance King : “The ‘Learning Skills’ Approach to Academic and Personal Success” (www.taolearn.com)

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Dear Parents,

A reminder we will have a guest speaker visiting who will talk with our Year 10 and 12 students. Lance King (www.taolearn.com) will be covering the following topics with the students (see below).

He will also give a free parent workshop on Tuesday 8th March from 3.30-5pm in the Conference Room. Please click this link for further details. All parents are welcome to attend.

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YEAR 10 Workshop:

EXAM CONFIDENCE – practical skills of self-motivation, time management, effective study, review, recall and gaining the understanding necessary for high achievement in high-stakes external examinations

On this course students learn how to:

  • develop clear purpose and use intrinsic motivators to their advantage
  • reflect on and learn from past mistakes
  • use positive self-talk and visualisation to generate self-motivation
  • focus, concentrate and deal with distractions
  • create an exam study timetable and manage time effectively for assignment completion
  • set up their home study environment
  • use good quality multi-sensory, internet based subject material in all their subjects
  • apply key word summarising to written text
  • recognise and deal with stress, overcome exam nerves
  • use good exam room technique

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YEAR 12 Workshop

COURAGE, RESILIENCE AND FAILING WELL – developing the affective skills of resilience, self-motivation, emotional management and perseverance to enable students to manage time, pressure and stress, study effectively and create the mindset necessary for high achievement in external examinations.

On this course students learn how to:

  • reflect on and learn from past mistakes – ‘fail well’
  • manage internal attributions for success and failure
  • self-motivate, overcome challenges, cope with difficulties
  • focus, concentrate and deal with distractions
  • manage time effectively and work to deadlines
  • develop all aspects of their own thinking
  • turn information into understanding
  • use good quality internet based resources in all subjects
  • deal with stress, overcome exam nerves
  • recognise the characteristics of resilience
  • develop an internal Locus of Control and use positive psychology to their advantage
  • use practical strategies for becoming a self-regulated, resilient learner