Archive by author: Ron JohnsonReturn

I am an Honours Graduate (with distinction) of the University of Guelph with major areas of study being English & Psychology.

Other Credentials and Related Achievements:
  • Certificate - Teachers Teaching Online MOOC
  • Past treasurer of G.R.A.C.E. (Guelph Regional Association for Continuing Education)
  • Developed and delivered EFL (ESL) program for scientists and technicians at Agri-Food/ Agriculture Canada
  • Tutor since 1996 - individualized programs for students with a wide variety of needs
  • Experienced in working with A+ students as well as those who have been identified
         (ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Aspergers, Autism, Down's Syndrome, etc.)
Educational Quotations - Thoughts 8
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence." ~ Robert Frost
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Multiple Choice Tests
This week one of my students asked me for tips on taking multiple choice tests, so this blog explains a few techniques and tips.
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Educational Quotations - Thoughts 7
“Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education." ~ Chuang-Tzu
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Steps to Success - Step Six!
Create a study space for yourself. You can learn anywhere if you are committed (Step 1) and follow solid study skills, but it can be very helpful to have a suitable study space.
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Educational Quotations - Thoughts 6
“It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. ~ Albert Einstein
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Steps to Success - Step Five!
Just as with reading, you should go into a lecture with a purpose. Step 2 was all about reading with intent, so I called this one “Listen with Intent,” but I have written blogs and made videos about “Listening for Meaning” which is the same idea
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Educational Quotations - Thoughts 5
“We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves.” ~ Stephen Downes
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Steps to Success - Step Four!
Set Up a Schedule Scheduling is another important step that many students skip.
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Educational Quotations - Thoughts 4
“An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it's knowing how to use the information you get.” ~ William Feather
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 Steps to Success - Step Three!
Take a few notes Don’t panic! I know sometimes people panic when they hear the word “notes,” or they have the opposite reaction which might be worse – they just ignore the idea of taking notes.
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