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I think I'm smart but don't do good in school any advice to do better?

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You might have to teach yourself better study habits. It is also good to find smart students to study with. You can help each other. Also, make sure and get a good nights sleep because if you are tired you won't do as well in school. Same for making sure you eat a good breakfast and not a sugar cereal because good food will make your brain work better. Like another person mentioned, it would not hurt to talk to some of your teachers. Especially in the subjects you are having trouble with. They will know where you are weak and will be able to help guide you to strengthen things. You might also ask one of your parents or guardians to review your homework to see if it is accurate and to get extra guidance.

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Teachers are 25 years behind the leading edge practices and it suits them to stay there with scared herded kids because they know its on the horizon that IT will soon be the far preferred tool for education, reducing teaching days by 60%.
Its the teachers who will have to learn better teachjng methods, even then they will only be partly catching up.
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Thank you this helps
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harryoz....not all teachers are. i agree that is taking place but there are still good teachers... i myself teach and do lectures up and down the coast and I go out of my way to stay up with leading methods, and seek alternate ways to teach and look at each student as an individual who may need to hear the same information said another way to get it. so as much as i get what you are saying...without meaning to, you just insulted the heck out of me. not all teachers are bad and your comment left no room for that possibility.
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Then you should be a good guy

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This would be a very good conversation to have with your teachers. Ask them, I'll be they already know, and if they don't know, then they know how to find out! Good luck!

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Stop talking in class, do homework, study. But we all know this will never happen

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Locked in the 1940s huh ?
How about
1) get involved in discussions with your group at the work station
2) do an open ended investigation into your sought career, risks, best earning method, , best training method, latest technology, the industry mag etc.
3) problem solve, investigate, analyse and create.

Do you have a problem with humans talking ?
If a student can do the homework why set it, and if they can't... why set it and cause home traumas ??
Study is amongst the lowest educational skill, knowledge and answer questions, 1940 style huh ?
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Do you really have any training to make pious assertions of such yesteryear methods ? You'll be working for action172 in no time.

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It's a shame you need to be rude but I am sorry for you as I can tell your life is hard I'm sorry
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Internet tough guy :)
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@harryoz I study, do my homework, and try not to talk in class, and I do just fine.
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action172 I have been a teacher for 30 years and still sought after for tuition because I care, I value add and I'm a master of my subjects.
If you lead the mob to the wrong end ot the sinking Posieden, I'm certainly allowed to put the stronger and researched position so others start to realise there is a lot more than base education.
I focus on the content, you choose to attack me personally, it just shows how valuable I would be to you as a teacher, you have a lot to learn.
A good learner would have responded with interest in a "new point of view".
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Mono not you I meant the negative comment your info is helpful
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Nono*
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I meant awesomesaucez
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So do I but I just can't get into school
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Work hard and you will be successful. Just do your best.

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You should ask if you could be home schooled, if you go to a regular school you will think like everyone else, but if your home schooled you can think for yourself and in your own way, trust me I'm home schooled, and think that's part of why I'm as smart as I am.

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Its a sad fact that the majority of teachers are only learning as they go, and that few are masters of their subject, masters of empathy with teenagers and masters of creative solutions.
Many like to keep the flock of students under the unnecessary fears of failure, or of not recognising 7 of the 9 intelligences (only emphasise literacy and numeracy).
Unless you sense a teacher who really has got life together in an impressive way, its risky to do any more than "see what they say"
Like all advice from "the flock", ignore 60%, save 30% and use 10% but never let them know you threw most of it out.
If you were my son I would say get out and work 5 years, earn some money, have some fun, do some short courses, pick some great mentors, make your own study and journal, you'll be $200,000 ahead of the flock and will have enjoyed life and be useful.

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What is the 9th intelligence?? I thought it was just 8..?
Sure, you can get ahead now if you want, but without enough education, you'll probably end up peaking at a very j fulfilling job position. Those with years of education, who spent time and money on it, will be rewarded with higher paying jobs. Like how you can listen to people talk about their problems to you for a $100 an hour just because you have a degree.
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Hi MsStina.
The ninth intelligence is a recognised affinity with natural cycles and resources of our environment. It may show up as a brilliant "bushman", a very productive farmer, even now I see the Australian weather bureau is finally giving recognition and value to indigenous weather interpretation. They may be people with amazing kinship with animals most of us would not go near. Its those who "know" that there are not 4 x 3 month seasons but maybe 5 or 6 with some as short as two weeks.
My summary is naive but its the right theme of the ninth intelligence.
Thanks for asking.
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Hi MsStina, I fully admire your diligent efforts. They worked for me while I was at school too
But by mid 20s you realise you were herded through on incomplete and limited topics where you start to realise they neglected teaching skills to make you realise a fuller potential.
Many 15yos already have their first business running, have ideas for their next 3 income streams, have 5 figure savings and on their way to an investment property, know how they are going to get to travel, how to get a good car and have developed social skills. They don't get those from school.
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Oh, that seems oddly specific lol but I understand. Is it kind of similar to the 8th? I can't remember the name, something like naturalistic where one with that sort of intelligence is good with nature and maybe has good instincts..? They sound a little similar because both have to do with nature.
Where are these successful 15 year olds? I think, even though teachers are important, how a kid is raised is important too, along with their own ambition. They obviously have to want to learn, to learn. And the fact that very child must to to
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school means that there needs to be a LOT of teachers, and not everyone can be the best teacher- that's just unrealistic. And if you don't finish your education, you'll live your life not knowing a lot of things. I think one class that has made a bigger difference than usual is psychology because so much of the information applies to my life and information that I'm given. I think staying in school and learning makes you a lot less ignorant and gullible- ESPECIALLY less gullible.
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A lot of stuff you learn in school is irrelevant and useless, but a lot is applicable and good stuff to know. Street smarts are important, but if you don't know any facts you can't get anywhere. For instance, English class is one of the most important because it helps you learn how to properly communicate with other people. And how well you do in school does somewhat predict how well you'll do in a career because it reflects your work ethic. I know there's more to it, like street smarts, but at the same time having good instincts isn't enough either. In today's world, you need a proper education. Not to mention how competitive it is
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Yes I agree, psychology is great, so should commerce and law be part of education, english of course and maths skills but whats missing is the valuing of all the other intelligences, and presenting a smorgasbord of attitudes and role models rather than just a dry limited teacher who is content focused. Maths is appallingly taught as a list of weird looking qns instead of using it for budgeting, food and diet, DIY projects and creating investigative challenges.
Given the huge world of online info and interactives, you'd think teachers could make super stimulating lessons, but no.
The youngsters who are already life-savvy come from aware families (book - rich dads poor dads) or from private schools that run subjects like "Enterprise".
I do like your level of thinking MsStina and you will clearly do well.
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Yeah I think everyone agrees that there also needs to be more arts funding. We have economics and government, if that counts for anything.. What I don't like about math classes is that a lot of people don't understand WHY we do something to figure something out; like they lack reasoning skills and the ability to figure things out. They're too focused on following a strict equation. I do think that there's a bit too much memorization in school :T I wish we had more time to learn things but like I said, soo competitive that there's just no time to actually learn things fully; more like barely get by with the A. But the thing about my school is that the AP classes are a lot better than regular. Unless you're willing to take the challenge, you're left in a lame class. I love the environment of my AP classes much better than regular because there's much smarter kids and the teachers all seem to be cool, too. The down side is that AP classes are definitely strictly get through all of the content by AP testing, though. I think that you just have to mindlessly work hard NOW so that's when you're an adult, you'll have the opportunity to have a job that allows for creativity. It's either be a robot now so you can have a chance of being creative later, or do watcha want now and have a totally mindless career later (like flipping burgers). Thank you! I do agree with a lot of what you're saying.
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Do ur hw cw and don't listen to bad influence:)

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