12 things to do to improve your Study & Mindset: Building positive habits for the new school year

Building positive habits to maximise study and learning for the new school year

Course blurb

Getting off to a good start with your students matters.

This course demonstrates how to help students embed sound habits that stand the test of time. It outlines practical ways that teachers can make every class a ‘learning to learn’ class, where students can practise strategies that enable them to study more effectively and ‘own’ their learning.

Intended Audience
Teachers (upper primary and second-level), Guidance Counsellors, Study Skills Co-ordinators, Parents.

1hr 15mins.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be enabled to:

understand the brain and the role the different parts play in well-being and learning – the survival brain, the stressed brain, the thinking brain, the contented brain.

explore a range of activities that enables the learner to lay down sound study, learning and mindset habits.

discuss the implications for teaching and learning and explore strategies – active and reflective – through video exemplars – to leverage learners’ innate strengths, empowering them to become more independent in their learning.

ABOUT: Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames

Fidelma’s enduring interest is making learning easier. Passionate about enabling learners to develop the mindset and skills to take ownership for their own learning, she is Director and Lead Educator with Study & Careers.

Living in Oranmore, Co. Galway, Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD, MSc(Ed), BEd., has a long background in teaching and learning and teacher education. She began offering ‘learning to Learn’ and Wellbeing courses to schools and colleges nationally from 2002 with a team of specially trained teachers. In 2007 she published ‘Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success’ which has become a core text for teachers, parents and students interested in becoming independent learning. In 2021 she developed an online ‘learning to learn’ programme used across second-level schools. Newly-revised for 2023/24 based on teacher and student feedback, free previews are viewable at studyandcareers.thinkific.com

In 2017 she expanded her services to include career guidance coaching and personality profiling for students and adults in career transition. Fidelma is an accredited tester with the British Psychological Society in the areas of personality, ability, occupation and emotional intelligence profiling and laterally in educational testing (2022).

Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD, MSc, BEd

She is adjunct faculty as a teacher educator specialising in student placement with Hibernia College. Along with her associates she offers a specialist preparation course in Teacher Education interview preparation for the Professional Master’s in Education (PME).

Her research interests include language, literacy and learning, the writer’s voice, wellbeing and issues surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion. Her new book ‘The Gifted Learner: How to Help’ (Pavilion, 2022) builds on this theme and reveals a fascinating and engaging account of learnings and insights arising from her research with gifted learners, ages ten to fifty-eight years, their parents and teachers.  For more about her new book see studyandcareers.ie/shop/

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