Over the past weeks, it has been fun getting to know new students in the Crowsnest and observing growth in those who are back for another voyage. It was also fun to start the year doing creative work with the Engagement Machine/Instrument, as this process allowed me to see inventive, innovated, and imaginative thinking that we normally do not see in a typical English classroom. It was interesting to see students jump into a group challenge with different skills, too. In general, the months of September and October are always great months in school because so many students are looking forward to trying to develop new habits and achieve higher grades. As we approach exams, though, we should reconsider news skills that we have learned (such as some new time management skills) and consider fine-tuning others in order to feel a good sense of accomplishment—feel as if we tried our best when we submit each exam. So, in this spirit, I present the following Infographic, which was discovered by a former student who was struggling with time management and discovered this great visual advice. Interestingly, just as religious and philosophical allegories present complex ideas, such as the parable of the sower and Plato’s allegory of the cave, which are stories that entertain and instruct a variety of believers and thinkers simultaneously, so, too, do I think this infographic will help those students who already demonstrated excellent time management skills these opening months, as well as others who just barely managed their work, and those who feel like they are operating without a larger plan or vision. As with any topic or subject we introduce and go over in class, please offer comments and ask questions in class. Your points will likely help classmates in unforeseen ways. You can also arrange a mutually good time for us to meet and discuss this more individually. Nevertheless, I think we should reflect on this information and create a comment on the blog.
Directions for a comment: Compose a comment below in Standard English (2-3 sentences): What skill do you envision using or what skill do you foresee trying as a new skill during the weeks leading up to the exam season? Or feel comfortable supplying a new link to another more effective time management source. Annotate that link with 2-3 sentences of Standard English that explain the value of your source.
Source: Article: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240262