Thursday, March 29, 2018

Stress Test

How to Keep Calm During Tests

Know that almost everyone experiences some anxiety. 
Some anxiety is a good thing. It keeps you alert.

ADJUST YOUR TUDE! Give yourself a pep talk. Visualize yourself doing well.
 Make a play list of power songs and play it on your way to school and class. 
 Approach the test with vigor.

STUDY. Put together a study guide from: your notes, your teacher, the text book, practice tests on the internet. Practice, practice, PRACTICE the VOCABULARY - EACH  DAY - a few words at a time.

PRACTICE RELAXING. Think happy thoughts! Think about your favorite pet, a happy memory,  look at an uplifting picture (print one out, or use it as a screen saver), find a soothing scent, carry a worry stone to rub, practice progressive relaxation, deep breathing.

Be aware of what you say to yourself. Write down your negative thoughts and then write a positive thought to dispute each one. Repeat your positive statements to reprogram your mind for success. ENCOURAGE YOURSELF AS YOU WOULD A FRIEND.

Get enough sleep. Eat protein, fruits and veggies. (Consider skipping the caffeine.) Give yourself time and take your time getting there and settling in.

Do something relaxing the hour before the test. Talk about something ELSE with your friends.

Grab a lucky charm  or a picture of a cute animal. 

Easy research proven tips: Sit up straight and smile! 

If possible, look over the test and plan your approach. Do you have to go in order or can you go forward and back?  Identify sections that are worth the most points and which question you'll start with so you can pace yourself.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Student Recommended

A former member of Westboro Baptist Church, Megan is now a writer and educator on topics related to extremism, bullying and empathy in dialogue.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Geometry Oldie but Goodie

If they're in yellow....

If the students are in yellow, then they are sophomores!
                                                                      (CONDITIONAL STATEMENT)


 If the students are NOT in yellow, then they are NOT sophomores.

Statement: If the students are in yellow, then they are sophomores!

(CONVERSE - same terms, reverse the connection)  
 If they are sophomores, then the students are in yellow. 

  Statement: If the students are in yellow, then they are sophomores!    


 If the students are NOT sophomores, then they are NOT in yellow.

 a BICONDITIONAL STATEMENT = conditional + converse

The student is a sophomore, IF AND ONLY IF the student is wearing yellow.
True or False?

Geometry Rocks!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Need to lower data usage on your smartphone?

Facebook videos

If you have Facebook on your phone, you may be using more data than you realize. If a friend posts a video in their newsfeed, you may notice it sometimes plays automatically when you scroll past it. Guess what that does? Yep—eats data. 
Fortunately, you can turn this auto-play function off.  Here’s how:
For Android:
1.        Open Facebook and go to Settings.
2.       Change Videos Auto-play to Off. You can also set it to Wi-Fi Only, so they’ll only play when you’re connected to your Wi-Fi.

For iOS:
1.        Go to Settings. Tap Facebook and go to Settings.
2.       Under Video, you can set Auto-play to Off or Wi-Fi Only.
Other social networking apps may have similar settings. Instagram, for example, has a setting to only pre-load videos while on Wi-Fi. Keep in mind uploading videos to social networks can burn just as much data as watching them, so you might want to wait until you’re connected to Wi-Fi before sharing..