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.)
Math Practice
Enough said. Well, that would be a very short blog entry indeed, but I cannot over-emphasize the need to practise, practise, and practise for math.
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Educational Quotations - Thoughts 10
"I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything." ~ Steven Wright
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Free Flow Writing
Students of any age can have difficulty when starting a writing assignment. One of the major complaints I hear (every day almost) is that they just don’t know how to get started. This is where free flow writing can come in handy.
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Educational Quotations - Thoughts 9
"Do you train for passing tests or do you train for creative inquiry?" ~Noam Chomsky
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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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