Are you or is someone you love stressing about what you want to be “when you grow up?” I’ve gotten this question from students many times and was just recently asked for my advice by a student wondering what career path to pursue, so I thought I’d take some time to really think about it and … Continue reading What To Be When You Grow Up
Study halls provide individualized time for each student to work on what is most important (or urgent) to them. In high school kids get very little choice or self-directed time and study hall is a great way to provide that opportunity to them. I use these very simple rules for my study hall: We have a … Continue reading The Purpose Of Study Hall
Hello marvelous students, Here are some tips I put together for you on how to study better! Enjoy. 🙂 1. Choose the right place – Students often study in a place with lots of distractions. Television, siblings, parents, phones…everything. A quiet spot, with decent light, and perhaps a plant, would be good. A desk is a … Continue reading How To Study Better
Dear students, You may be apprehensive about choosing a college. Many of you ask for my advice each year regarding this major decision. I wrote you this letter to give you some knowledge from my own experience, the experience of my friends, and the experience of former students who are just like you. If you’d … Continue reading Advice On How To Pick The Right College: A Letter To My Students
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This is an amazing blog started by one of my students. She illustrates a fun fact each day and then posts those facts to her blog for everyone to enjoy. I think you’ll like it. 🙂 Also you can send her your fun facts, and she may include them in a post. Check it out! … Continue reading Calling All Know-It-Alls!
This time of year my students start to get anxious about their future. They are nervous that what they are doing might not be enough to get into the colleges they want or give them the life of their dreams. It is good for you to be thinking about your future. My advice to you … Continue reading Advice For All Students
I asked a student what her favorite class was and she began listing her favorite teachers. I stopped her and said, “Oh no I wasn’t talking about teachers I was talking about classes.” I’ll always remember what she said. She said: “Mr. Neil, the teacher is the class.” Wow. Nothing stronger or more empowering than … Continue reading The Teacher Is The Class