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.)
 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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Educational Quotations - Thoughts 3
“Every student can learn. Just not on the same day or in the same way.” ~ George Evans
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Steps to Success - Step Two!
Whenever you read, plan to read with intent. What I mean is that you are prepared to not only decode the words but that you have decided to take an active approach to understanding what you read. You are aware of your purpose.
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Educational Quotations – Thoughts 2
"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg -not by smashing it." ~ Arnold Glasow
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Steps to Success - Step One!
Students often feel overwhelmed when we discuss the myriad of study skills and strategies that they can incorporate into their repertoire. “How can I do all that?”
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Educational Quotations - Thoughts 1
“Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and let him know that you trust him.” - Booker T. Washington What do you think about this quotation? The following are a few of my thoughts.
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How Do I Pay Attention? Seven tips
A lot of students struggle with this one. Paying attention is essential to learning from lectures and presentations, but you need an attention span to get the most out of your reading as well.
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New Online Course
Improve Your Reading Speed and Comprehension. Welcoming in 2019, I finally completed my newest online course. It is all about improving one’s reading.
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Holiday Time!
Time to take a break from the usual routine. Some of you will be celebrating with presents, feasts, and all the trimmings. Others will be enjoying the peace and quiet that settles on a winter’s day when you don’t need to spring to action every moment.
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Stringy Sentences - Yikes
When you are writing anything, you will want to avoid having stringy sentences. I often call them “wobbly sentences” because they tend to fall apart. You want concise sentences most of the time. Of course, longer sentences are fine as long as they are properly constructed.
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