Hi, I'm super new here and all that jazz blah blah, but I start college in summer and I'm studying to be a Broadway Music Director one day. I know it's a little far fetched (note the pun) but hey, I'd rather follow my dream than do nothing. Anyway, I'm terrified of college. Any advice?
So, as some longtime readers on this thread already know. I taught at the University for two years while in grad school.
My two biggest pieces of advice are: 1) If you have a question, ask it, whether you say it in front of the class or talk to your professor during their office hours. You will succeed more if you participate and build a relationship with your teachers. I preferred some students more than others because they participated and lead discussions while also being heavily involved in their course work. Even if someone was really struggling but I could see they were putting in the effort, I would give them a little bit more leniency on their grading (changing a C+ to a B-, for instance). Teachers really do play favorites at the end of every semester, even if they used a grading rubric the entire time.
2) Find a hobby like playing games, playing music in a band, doing art, going to concerts, whatever. Always make sure you schedule time for yourself away from school. This will keep you sane and less stressed by ensuring that you're taking care of yourself. If you have to, schedule it into a planner.
Going to be a physician. In about four years from now, I'll officially be Dr. Maldread, DO.
That's super awesome! Stay strong for the 4 years, and I'm sure you'll rock it!
Hey, does anyone here have an idea for an indoors 10 minutes long activity for 6th graders [English class, for whom English is a foreign language]?
Physical or Mental or something that helps build their language that's a mix? You could play a game that involves passing a ball between kids kind of hot potato and they have to say an English word that starts with some letter before they can throw the ball to the next person. You could also do something puzzle related.