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Using DISC to Enhance Homeschooling

Posted on 2019-04-29

Few things are more satisfying than watching children grow and learn. Parents who homeschool not only get to see their children’s personalities blossom and solidify, but also get a front-row seat to witness how their children absorb what they’re taught rather than relying on a teacher’s assessment or opinion. When all teaching takes place at home, parents can immediately gauge their children’s strengths and weaknesses in the classroom.

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Understanding the way your students learn

Posted on 2019-04-26

When most people think of studying for exams, they think of hitting the books and pulling out the highlighter. The truth is, this method doesn’t work for everybody. Each person learns differently, and the best way for somebody to study may come down to the intersection of one key factor: their learning style. Tutors, teachers, parents and all other parties involved in the educational process of youngsters should always consider the learning styles of their students to ensure they provide enough means for effective studying techniques. You can easily discover one’s learning style with the StudentKeys Student Strengths report which will also give you a lot of significant details on your student strengths, values and even career suggestions to guide on. Let’s focus on the learning styles and how to utilize them to understand the way your students learn.

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3 Goals for Student Success Beyond High School

Posted on 2019-04-22

As we all know, there is a lot of pressure on high school students to set the right goals. Teenagers are pressured to know exactly what they want, where they are going to college, and to have a full-on life plan by the age of 18. The problem is most teens simply do not know themselves well enough nor have an idea where they should focus their energy and strengths. After many assessments, reading, and research, I found a tool that helped me organize and figure out my goals, and will benefit other high school students too, and that is DISC and StudentKeys. Let’s explore three types of goals it helped me to set:

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4 ways to improve your teaching skills

Posted on 2019-03-28

Every educator deals with a wide range of personalities and behaviors on a daily basis. There are always some overachievers, as well as those students who need just a little bit of a push in the right direction. They require undivided attention, but sometimes are overlooked. If they are meeting the milestones provided by academic boards, the educators’ efforts are considered a success. Some students aren’t given the right support, as an individual, to compete against their peers academically. Truth is it’s not that they can’t comprehend what’s being taught to them, as much as it is how they are being taught. Many of these kids are recklessly thrown into programs and classrooms, and aren’t encouraged to go that extra mile towards success. See below for a few suggestions on how to improve this situation.

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From Struggle to Strength - A Gen Z View of Scholastic Success

Posted on 2019-03-06

It appears the main issue for students in my Generation Z is that we don't understand the best way we can learn, and neither do our parents and teachers. School systems are made uniform so every student is presented with class materials the same exact way, takes a test the same exact way, and so on. While on the surface this promotes equality, every student has a unique personality and they do not learn or think the same. If more school systems were to incorporate DISC theory into the classroom, students would have a clearer picture of who they are, how they learn best and how to develop themselves. For example, many students struggle taking tests, others have a hard time focusing, and for others, knowing even how or what to study can be difficult. Self-awareness and a customized classroom would improve the well-being and grades of students because they are working in ways that best suits their needs and natural strengths.

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DISC for young students' motivation and engagement

Posted on 2019-03-04

The prominent American author Brian Herbert has said, “The ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” This is a good reminder for every teacher and parent as they all have to struggle sometimes with discovering new ways to develop their children or students’ skills to learn as well as maintain their learning motivation. And since every child has a unique personality, the same approach will not work equally on everyone. Increasing learning motivation and classroom engagement can be achieved with the application of DISC.

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Incorporating DISC into your study session

Posted on 2018-10-23

If you are feeling under pressure at school and the homework and projects keep piling on your desk and agenda without control, it may be time for you to revamp how you study – or just start to study if you have been procrastinating opening your books.

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Using DISC to Help Your Child Become a Better Student

Posted on 2018-10-23

DISC reveals universal truths benefiting your child in school and beyond. DISC is an increasingly popular tool in the workplace. Many organizations use it for team building, leadership development, and to assess hiring fit. But please don’t file your DISC profile away or leave it in your desk drawer! Take it home with you because it’s actually a very practical tool for helping your kids become better students.

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Behavioral Strategies to Overcome Procrastination

Posted on 2018-09-26

Procrastination isn’t a disease, yet every student may suffer from it at one time or another. Those of us who are plagued by procrastination, myself included, know it has negative consequences, yet we still procrastinate willingly. The truth is, it affects everyone regardless of personality style. Why procrastinate? Because some tasks are out of our comfort zone, time consuming, vague, stressful or just plain, not fun. Who wouldn’t choose watching Instagram over writing a term paper? The more adverse the task, the more we procrastinate.

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StudentKeys: DISC Personality and College Roommates

Posted on 2018-09-12

You’ve probably already been matched for a roommate on campus and if that’s the case, this article is for you. Let’s take a look at what kind of roommate you would be based on your observable behavior, or DISC personality style, and some tips for keeping the peace. 

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