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Make It a Haven for Learning

Jan 6, 2015 Author: Teacher Luciana Lagman | Filed under: Essay on Education

Library is the center of knowledge in a school, it should provide the pupils additional knowledge through reading books, magazines and other materials for research.
But a library can only serve its purpose if it can offer sufficient materials for the one using it, besides it should be conducive for learning.

A library becomes useless if no one is coming in to use it. It’s a sad thing that pupils nowadays seem no longer interested in using the library even though they have vacant period to do so.

First, the school must ensure that the library is attractive enough so that pupils find it enjoyable using it. Second, it should have sufficient and variety of books to choose from. Third, teachers should always remind the pupils the importance of going and using the library.

Its high time to look back and find out what went wrong. It’s about time to reconsider things. We believe that it’s not too late to make our library a haven for learning. Remember, reading is the father of all learning.

Of course, it’s a little bit expensive rehabilitating our school library, from its physical structure to its reading materials and equipment, but its the right time to do it. Let us invest in something that can bring additional knowledge to our pupils.

11 Free Tips To Improve Studying Results

Jan 6, 2015 Author: Teacher Luciana Lagman | Filed under: Essay on Education, Teachers for Teachers
  1. Study in Short, Frequent Sessions. It has been proven that short bursts of concentration repeated frequently are much more effective than one long session. So, even if you only have 10 minutes, DO IT. Take a break. Then study another 10 minutes. This “distributed learning” approach is highly efficient because it honors the way the brain likes to work. The brain needs recovery and recharging time for “protein synthesis.” The rest periods are when your brain assimilates your effort. They are a powerful tool which many teachers do not acknowledge. To sit and study for hours and hours is not only boring, it creates fatigue, stress, and distraction. You cannot learn if you are fatigued, stressed, and distracted!
  2. Take Guilt-Free Days of Rest. This follows the same principle as above, but on a longer, daily time cycle. The reason for resting is to refresh oneself. However, if you feel guilty(“I really should be studying”)then your precious rest period has been used to create more stress. The brain will not absorb new data if it is stressed. On days off studying, really enjoy yourself and do not feel bad about not studying.
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