- 271教育 | How to be an efficient learner ——潍坊瀚声学校举行第四周升旗仪式
- 发布人： 发布日期：2018-09-26
9月26日上午，我校举行第四周升旗仪式，本次升旗仪式由六年级（6）班李欣怡同学主持，伴随着雄壮的国歌声，五星红旗冉冉升起，全体师生肃立行注目礼。外方副校长康妮作《How to be an efficient learner》的主题演讲，她希望同学们能够通过合理运用学习策略，更加积极、高效地学习，真正成为一名高效学习者。
How to be an efficient learner
Good morning, Principal Wang, leaders, teachers and students!
Today I am going to talk about how to be an Efficient Learner, as I'm sure you will agree, this requires students to consciously employ a set of critical strategies. It also becomes our responsibility as their teachers to help them be academically successful.
When I was a teacher some 30+ years ago, I too was guilty of ignoring some key questions about my students:
Why are they arriving in my classroom unprepared for learning?
When I ask them to "pay attention," in class--do they really KNOW how to do that? If I ask them to take notes, do they know how to go about doing that effectively?
So today, I am going to share with all of you how you can become better and more efficient as learners.
Lets’ start with being a good listener!
It is one of the most important skills one requires to be successful in your school life and that is for you to be a good listener in class. Just hearing what your teachers say is not the same as listening to what they say.
Be cognitively ready to listen when you come to class. Make sure you complete all assigned work and readings. Review your notes from previous class sessions. Think about what you know about the topic that will be covered in class that day.
Be emotionally ready to listen when you come to class. Your attitude about learning is important. Make a conscious choice to find the topic useful, while being committed to learning all that you can.
Listening requires you to pay attention, think about it and mentally process what you hear so you understand. Here are some things you should do to be a good listener in class.
Listen with a purpose. Identify what you expect and hope to learn from the class session. Listen for these things as your teacher talks.
Listen with an open mind. Be receptive to what your teacher says. It is good to question what is said as long as you remain open to points of view other than your own.
Be attentive. Focus on what your teacher is saying. Try not to daydream and let your mind wander to other things. It helps to sit in the front and center of the class, and to maintain eye contact with your teacher.
Be an active listener. You can think faster than your teacher can speak. Use this to your advantage by evaluating what is being said and trying to anticipate what will be said next. Take written notes about what your teacher says. While you can think faster than your teacher can speak, you cannot write faster than your teacher can speak.
Taking notes requires you to make decisions about what to write, and you have to be an active listener to do this, so stay focused so you don’t miss an important point.
Meet the challenge. Don't give up and stop listening when you find the information being presented difficult to understand. Listen even more carefully at these times and work hard to understand what is being said. Don't be reluctant to ask questions, this is the opportunity to ask questions to enhance or deepen your understanding of the learning material.
Triumph over the environment. The classroom may be too noisy, too hot, too cold, too bright, or too dark. Don't give in to these inconveniences. Stay focused on the big picture--LEARNING.
In classes, your teachers will talk about topics that you are studying. The information they provide will be important for you to know when you take tests. You must be able to take good written notes from what your teachers say and teach you.
Taking good notes is a three-stage process in which there are certain things you should do before class, during class, and after class. Here are what you can do during each stage.
1 Get Ready to Take Notes (Before Class)
Review your notes from the previous class session before you come to class. This will help you remember what was covered and get you ready to understand new information your teacher provides. Complete all assigned readings before you come to class.
２Take Notes (During Class)
Keep your attention focused on what your teacher is saying. Listen for ‘signal statements’ that tell you that what the teacher is saying is important to write down. For example: ‘the most important point…remember that. Be sure to include in your notes information that your teacher repeats or writes on the white board or chart paper.
Writing your notes in short form like when you are texting your friends.
Write quickly so that you can include all the important information in your notes.
３Rewrite Your Notes (After Class)
Rewrite your notes to make them more complete by changing abbreviated words and symbols into whole words. Change any shortened sentences into complete longer sentences.
Make your notes more accurate by answering any questions you had when writing your notes in class. If necessary, ask your teacher or other students for help. Having good class notes will help you to be better prepared for tests.
These few points will hopefully help you to become better-equipped students who are more proactive and effective in your approach to learning, so you can be successful as learners to achieve at the top of your class.
Make good choices about your future, now is the time to get serious about your learning!