Joanna Collier, Learning support co-ordinator, St Margarets School
As Learning Support Co-ordinator in a girls independent senior school I find this book an invaluable resource with all the students I work with. I use it extensively with year 8 in Study Skills and have promoted it to parents and at parent's evenings. Many of them going on to purchase it for their children and wider family.
Students from year 7 and above have greatly benefited from its insightful and accessible format. It is clearly and attractively illustrated and its often common sense wisdom has been the spark that has enabled students to take more active control of their learning. Information covered is broad and covers subjects like revision, use of mobile phones and the important of sleep. All the topics discussed being relevant topics for young people (and all people) today. The theme of growth mind set, resilience and metacognition are interwoven through the book and have opened up rich discussions about taking personal responsibility in the learning process.
My experience has been that the book has been very well received by students and adults alike. It is presented in an easily digestible format and the inclusion of links to studies that back up the concepts facilitate further exploration.
The cost is extremely reasonable. It is a flexible resource that can be dipped into time and time again or read all in one go. I cannot praise it highly enough.
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