Discover what you know - Academics
1. You should not bother your teachers for extra help. After all, they are too busy to give individual attention.
Teachers want to help students who are struggling. But, if teachers do not know that you are having difficulties, they cannot offer help. Sometimes staying after school can make all of the difference on how you progress in a class. Speaking with your teachers can be an invaluable opportunity to receive clarification and to grasp key concepts. For a teacher, nothing feels better than to have a student who is engaged and wants to learn.
2. We all have the same learning style and there's only one right way to study.
Each person is unique in how he or she learns best. For example, some people learn by seeing, some by hearing, some by touching, etc. In the "find out more" section for academics, you will learn more about the different learning styles and be able to identify which learning style most aligns with you. While one learning style is not better than another learning style, knowing how you learn best can help you to be successful in your studies.
3. Your academics will be directly impacted by how well you sleep, eat, and manage conflict.
You are a holistic human being. This means that everything that happens in your life can affect your academic performance. Sleep is crucial to getting good grades! If you do nothing else, make sure you sleep well. Also, evaluate your diet and exercise habits. Good routines in these areas can help improve your school work.
Finally, never neglect your emotional needs. If something is bothering you, talk to someone! We all need to ask ourselves questions such as, "How do I currently manage stress?" and "How can I better manage stress in the future?" This topic is both vital and a lifelong quest.
4. Assistive technology is only high tech equipment such as computers or iPads.
Assistive Technology (AT) is a broad term that refers to any device used by a disabled individual that improves the accessibility of performing a task. Examples of assistive technology include the following:
- Wheelchairs or other mobility aids
- Hearing aids
- Computer hardware and software
- ADL aids
- Voice-activated environmental controls