1. Topic-
Developing Effective Study Skills and Habits
 
2. Content-
Study
Skills
Goals
Time management
Environment
Dedication
Commitment
Internal obstacles
External obstacles
Tracking and Measurement
Discipline
Isochoric tones
Binaural beats
Monaural beats

 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will be introduced to traditional and prescribed study skills shared by the CTE department via Power Point Presentation Slides.

2.The teacher aims to reveal to students the importance of not only developing effective study skills and habits, but also the importance of studying (conducting a self-survey) to discover what type of study methodology works best for him or her.

3. An additional outcome will require students to prove how their self-constructed method of studying worked for him or herself.

4. Yet a final outcome will be to have students realize there is no "one" successful way of studying; but moreover there various methods one can develop that would be effective for the study topic at hand (i.e. studying for a math examine, versus studying for a P.E. test).
 
4. Objectives-
1.Receptivity of nontraditional methods of enhancing one's ability to study, retain information, and discover their "studying style!"

2. Specific performance and behavioral indicators will be noted in accordance with the introduction and feedback of Isochoric, Binaural, and Monaural concentration methods.
 
5. Materials and Aids-
1. Smart board

2. Isochoric tones and binaural and monaural beats playing during the entire class period.
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. How to recognize, develop and engage personalize effective study habits.

2. How to be open-minded about trying new methods.

3. Dispelling or supporting traditional adages that music either enhances one's ability to concentrate or otherwise.
 

B. Development-

1.Reveal my experiment of playing music and how the class appeared calmer, more attentive, and relaxed. (Internal)

2. How repositioning one's self makes room for being more attentive, less of a distraction to others, etc. (internal and external)

3.Stress the importance of developing noteworthy habits when it comes to seeing something through to the end - just as in completing college (distractions and focus).

4. How what is calming to one is distracting to another; and a moment may exist where one cannot remove themselves (environment) and have to devise a way to finish what they started.

5. Is it possible that a type of punishment for negative behavior also become an effective studying habit?
 

C. Practice-

1.Read, comprehend, and complete study skills inventory sheets

2. Highlight areas of "getting back on track" using examples of excessive talking in class when all should be quiet - what/how are "selected" students able to concentrate or block out "external" obstacles

3. Stress importance of how one who is disciplined in applying effective listening skills is also able to block out external stimuli (i.e. Cristian Garza - absent, missed lessons, etc.; yet still a high-performing student).

 

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will be given a pre-constructed Study Skills: Setting Goals worksheet to complete in class.

2. Students will be given approximately 20 minutes to construct a cube that showcases their most effective studying habits "and" skills.

3. Of the four groups, four students (random selection) will be afforded an opportunity to present their cube before the class but cannot comment on it as they will be given an individual assignment to complete a formal one (so keep your ideas to yourself).


 

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Introduce selected student's method of concentrating (i.e. Christopher Seldon)

2. Christopher will explain before the class what the tapping sound of a pen's nib does for and to his ability to concentrate.
 

F. Checking for understanding-

1. What other behaviors or actions do students notice in either themselves or others that seemingly enable them to concentrate, remain calm, and focus on listening, reading, and "studying?"

2. Different ways to study for different topics or things

3. Which is more important; developing successful study skills or effective study skills?

4. If you had to prove your chosen method of studying for a mid-term exam in Career Management, what would it be, how can you increase the likelihood of students passing it, and do your believe your concept should become a requirement in public schools?
 

G. Closure-

1. Stress the importance that developing effective study skills takes time, practice, and revision.

2. In addition, share how what a consensus deems as highly effective is not an absolute method; therefore one has to be creative and their own.

3. Finally, drive home the point that "only you know what works best for you;" and if shred methods do not work, then be willing and open-minded to researching "best practices" for yourself.

4. Share the Effective Study Cube assignment and requirements thereof. (i.e. once formalized, this assignment will also serve to meet the requirements of constructing a unique LDC).
 
7. Evaluation-
1. Student progress and retention of lesson introduced will be measured by the finished product - "My Personal and Unique Study Plan."
2.Content of lesson will be measured by points included in finished product (i.e. time, place, organization, implementation, backup plan, etc.)
 

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