Critical thinking plays a very important role in that. Here are a few basic questions that can help students immensely. 

(i) Ask questions that are open-ended:

(ii) Ask questions that are result based:

(iii) Asking hypothetical queries:

(iv) Questions that are reflective in nature:

(v) Structured and organized questions:


1.) Establish goals and work towards it

2.) Time management

3.) Give more time and attention to weak areas.

4.) Practice previous year papers

5.) Take private tuitions

6.) Give more importance to the class

7.) Take notes

8.) Organize yourself

9.) Choose the learning style that works for you

10.) Practice learning as a fun activity

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Positive attitude brings out the creativity in thinking and you will get new ideas for improving the subjects. Positivity will also help in finding better solutions to the problems. Even in the school or college project or assignment, a positive attitude will bring out better results. It will also help in keeping your mind relaxed and calm in negative situations.



Having a positive attitude will attract more people to you. You can be the leader of your group and lead people to follow a positive attitude in life. You can remove the negativities in yourself and others too. It will improve your life to a large extent. With a more positive attitude, you will get more able to solve any problem in life.



Optimism always leads to success. Positivity will give more enthusiasm to work which will result in promotions and increments. This is the reason why people with positive attitude become successful in later life.



A positive attitude will gain more friends. It is because negativity will reduce the self-confidence and you will get discouraged. People will like staying with positive people. Positivity will spread happiness and joy all around the place.

1.) Establish a morning routine and schedule your time.

2.) Stay focused: Keep your daily to-do list small

3.) Get outside your comfort zone & uplevel your game.

4.) Move your body and fuel it with healthy food.

5.) Create white space and reflect on the positive.

6.) Go to bed early/wake up at the same time each day.

1.) Be consistent

2.) Time management

3.) Self confidence

4.) Motivation 

5.) Routine

6.) Organized space

7.) Switch it up

8.) Reward yourself

9.) Eliminate distractions

10.) Conquer your fears

1.) Prioritize 

2.) Set boundaries

3.) Work smarter, not harder

4.) Get enough sleep

5.) Have a killer morning routine

6.) Break your time into increments

7.) Know when it's time to ask for help

8.) Know your peak productivity time and take advantage of it

9.) Know when to say "no"

10.) Be disciplined 

11.) Become a master at planning

Understand that procrastination is a habit that can be changed- procrastination means to take a break from fear and being uncomfortable.

You are putting things off because you are afraid. F. ex the fear of failure, the unknown, being uncomfortable. 

Understanding why you put things off is power.


Pay attention to your mind and ask it questions to get the answers you need to get your butt into gear. F.ex reason for procrastinating. Get to the bottom of it so you can start to change your habit. 


Avoid any distractions- put your phone away.


Do the research- information is power


Set the right goals and stay committed. Then break these goals into small actionable goals that you can do today.


Become a planning maniac and plan your to-do's down to the minute on your calendar.


Be ok with failing- learn from mistakes, get up and resume.


Work in Pomodoros- tackle the hardest task first and work in 25 minutes increments, take a break for five and repeat.


Measure productivity as results and what you produce, not how much time and effort you put into a task. This is key. 


Take massive action, every day- even if only for 10 minutes


Get out of your comfort zone, do the work

PARKINSON’S LAW

If you plan on finding a birthday present for your friend by the end of the week, it'll take all week. On the other hand, if you decide to find a present this afternoon, because you won’t have time otherwise, it'll only take one afternoon.


TIME BLOCKING

If you have recurring types of tasks in your schedule, it's a good idea to simply block time in your calendar for those.  An example could be to block one hour every morning for your morning routine and then two hours for working with clients. This way, you don’t need to regularly check how many minutes you have left for a specific task. Instead, you can work on topics and check off as many tasks regarding that topic as you can. 


TIME TRACKING

To be able to efficiently plan, you need to find out how long certain tasks take you. And while your gut feeling is a great advisor for many things, it can be surprisingly off when it comes to time. Tasks you love will feel like short things, while a 10-minute task you dread can feel like hours. Simply write down what you do, when you start and when you finish it.

2-minute rule

Getting started is always the hardest part - make yourself work on a task for two minutes. Chances are, this will turn into a much longer period of focused work.

Self-evaluate

Understanding the problem at hand simplifies finding a solution. Analyze why you feel unmotivated, and what you can do about this underlying cause.

Gratitude list

When unmotivated, write a list of things you are grateful for, making it as extensive or as brief as you would like. 

Physical exercise

Moving your body on a regular basis not only releases endorphins but also reinforces your mental toughness and energizes the pursuit of your goals in all areas of life. 

Quick vision board

Put together a collection of images that reflect what you want your life to look like in the future. Refer back to this to remind yourself of the bigger picture.

Affirmations and quotes

Write down words that inspire you, that you easily connect with. Even if not directly related to motivation, recalling quotes from your favorite authors can boost your mood and up your energy levels.  

Free writing 

Writing has a therapeutic, calming effect. Set a timer and by writing down anything on your mind, remove emotional clutter that may be obstructing your productivity. 

1.) Commit

Declare your relevant and meaningful goal and write it down as a form of commitment.

2.) State your "why"

State your motivations- why it's important to you, what benefits you will get form it, and how you will stay accountable.

3.) Set a deadline

Set a reasonable deadline to avoid procrastinating.

4.) Set a reward

Set a reward to look forward to and to motivate your more

5.) Break it down

Break down your goal to avoid overwhelm by setting progress markers and deadlines for each.

6.) Plan ahead

Identify obstacles you might face and come up with solutions to overcome them and eliminate excuses. 

1.) Evaluate your situation 

Assessing your past and the present situation is key to setting goals tailored for you- what worked before? What didn't? Based on these, what do you want to improve on and achieve?

2.) Make it smarter

Your goals need to be:

S-specific 

M-measurable

A-attainable

R-relevant

T-time-bound

E-evaluative

R-revisable

3.) Write it down

Write down your goals to clarify and strengthen your intentions.

4.) Break it down

Break down your goals into small and manageable steps to overcome overwhelm.

5.) Hold yourself accountable 

Hold yourself accountable by maintaining focus and discipline throughout your process.

6.) Reward yourself

Rewarding yourself will help reinforce the positive actions you've taken so you can continue doing it.

7.) Develop systems and habits

Effective systems and habits make it easier for you to accomplish your goals on a regular basis.

Once you have your goals it’s also equally important to make a plan to achieve them, here's how to do it

Specific

What exactly do you want to accomplish? Who needs to be involved? What resources do you need? 


Measurable

How will you know when you've reached your goal?  How will you measure and track results?  Ask yourself how much and how many?


Achievable/Attainable

Does your desire for the goal plus the possiblity of achieving it make it attainable? Do you have time to work on this goal? Is there anything you will need to drop to make it happen? 


Relevant

Is this goal worthwhile? Does it fit with your aspirations and values? Does it fit with what else you have going on in life currently? 


Timebound

When will this goal begin and end? What do you hope to have achieved a quarter of the way and half the way through? Set milestones. Decide on what your acceptable level of slippage will be. 

Day 1

Illustrate your perfect day

Day 2

Mediate for at least 15 minutes.

Day 3

Draw 30 circles and turn them into recognizable objects.

Day 4

Hold a solo dance party.

Day 5

Create a new inspiration or mood board

Day 6

Go to the hardware store with $10 and make something with the items you buy.

Day 7

Set a timer for 5 minutes and write whatever you want. 

1. Listen to music

2. Spend time with children

3. People watch

4. Read a book

5. Take a walk

6. Keep a journal

7. Exercise 

8. Travel

9. Take a break

10. Take a shower

11. Talk to a friend

12. Turn the TV off

13. Spend time in a garden

14. Change your perspective

15. Wander around a library

16. Ask why?

17. Get some sleep

18. Clean a corner of your home

19. Be open-minded

20. Make a drawing

21. Go on a local adventure


Here are the ten steps that can help you to have an effective listening: 


1.) Face the speaker and always maintain an eye contact. 


2.) Pay attention, but be relaxed. 


3.) Have an open mind and listen to them without judging them. 


4.) Carefully listen to the words and try to understand what the speaker is saying. 


5.) Never interrupt the speaker, nor impose your thinking on them. 


6.) When the speaker takes a pause only then ask a question. 


7.) Never ask things unnecessarily, only ask to have a better understanding. 


8.) Try to feel what the speaker is feeling and communicating. 


9.) Try to give simple and regular feedback to the speaker. 


10.) Focus on the non-verbal cues like facial expression and gestures.

Basically there are two types of listening skills:


Discriminative listening

This type of listening is developed in the initial stages. This is the most basic kind of listening and does not require any effort as such in understanding the meaning of words or the phrases but just different sounds are produced. For example, in the early childhood, a distinction can be made between different sounds that get improved as the child grows up. As we move from childhood towards adulthood this distinction increases with the capacity to distinguish between different sounds.




Comprehensive  Listening

Comprehensive listening is a broad term and it basically includes understanding the messages being communicated to the other person. It is also fundamental to all listening sub-categories. For a person to develop comprehensive listening the listener first has to have an appropriate vocabulary and other language skills. This kind of listening gets more complex as the same message given to two people might result in understanding it with different meanings.



Comprehensive listening is also complimented by sub-messages through non-verbal communication like the tone of the voice, body language, and gestures. This kind of non-verbal signals can help immensely in communication and comprehension but might also confuse and might lead to misunderstanding.

Choose your subjects of interest, understand that not all the assignments and classes will be equally interesting.

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Use an effective memorization strategy like spaced-retention learning or use flashcards to retain more information.

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Attempting past papers is akin to taking an exam. Find a pattern in the previous papers which could help you predict what exam paper you will be getting.

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Here are 7 tips that can develop listening skills in students:


1.) Use audiobooks to applications, that can help in improving listening skills in students. 


2.) Teachers can read a topic loud, and then have the class discuss and reflect on the content. 


3.) Give children assignments group presentations. 


4.) Try to ask open-ended questions. 


5.) Assign students tasks and activities that encourage critical thinking. 


6.) Offer students reflecting learning opportunities. 


7.) Try to reinforce active listening in students.