Professor at Southern Oregon University

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Diving into Research
Episode 8 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
The ability to research effectively is a huge factor in students' success. Professor Geisen guides them through the process of pre-searching, searching, evaluating, and organizing. They'll also get tips for working with the wide range of sources available to the…
Delivering Dynamic Presentations
Episode 10 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Develop an opening hook that takes advantage of a startling image or fact. Organize your speech or presentation the way you would organize a research paper. Make sure to use visual aids sparingly but effectively. These are just three of…
Writing Well
Episode 9 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Whatever kind of learning style students have, all it takes to strengthen and improve their writing is following a series of guidelines and techniques. They'll discover the secrets to choosing powerful words, building effective paragraphs, organizing entire essays, spending the…
Thinking Critically
Episode 7 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Students turn to the second half of thinking: critical thinking, where they decide what to do with all their ideas. They explore how to evaluate evidence, recognize bias, distance themselves from emotions, use logic and reasoning, and much more.
Understanding Your Unique Intelligence
Episode 1 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
In this introductory episode, students learn what intelligence is, how it reveals itself in multiple ways (including visual, spatial, interpersonal, and logical intelligence), and several characteristics that all great students share.
Managing Time and Organizing Spaces
Episode 4 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
By navigating their busy lives more effectively, students can free up more time and space for true learning--and things they really like to do. First, students will bust the myth that multitasking actually works. Then, they'll develop strategies for planning…
Developing Effective Habits in Class
Episode 2 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Students explore three keys to success in the classroom: preparing, participating, and taking good notes. How can they make preparing for class quick and simple? How can they participate in class without looking "dorky"? What are the best ways to…
Taking Control of Tests
Episode 11 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
In this episode, students find out what it takes to perform at their best when the stakes are high: taking tests. They'll learn how to prepare themselves for various types of tests, focus their studying on what they need to…
Developing a Creative Mind
Episode 6 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Students take a closer look at play, risk, trust, and other mind-sets needed for creative thinking, as well as practical techniques for brainstorming, using a different viewpoint, and changing their environment.
Understanding How We Learn
Episode 14 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Approach learning with wisdom from neuroscience and educational research. How do our brains assimilate information? What can you do when your student is out of his or her comfort zone on an assignment? How can you help your student embrace…
Working Cooperatively in Groups
Episode 3 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Professor Geisen focuses on the techniques of effective group work. Students discover how to structure their group to use everyone's strengths; how to avoid the dangers of insensitivity by communicating with tact; and how to reach a consensus using a…
Preparing for College and the Future
Episode 17 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
How you talk about and expose your student to college makes a huge difference in how he or she approaches this subject. Which post-high-school option is best for your child? What are colleges looking for in applicants? Find the answers…
Managing Your Child’s Education
Episode 13 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
The most important teacher in a student's life: his or her parents. Professor Geisen shows you how to become a true learner, why most learning happens outside the classroom, and how you can adapt to the continually changing landscape of…
Parenting with Balance
Episode 18 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Professor Geisen offers you candid advice on being the best parent you can be--all from the perspective of his role as a teacher. You'll find tips and exercises to ensure that you're inspiring, not forcing, your child to learn and…
Taking Charge of Homework
Episode 5 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Here, Professor Geisen gives students tips for creating the perfect study environment, offers them study techniques that fit with their unique learning style, and demonstrates ways to take truly effective notes.
Working with Teachers
Episode 16 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Professor Geisen reveals the two foundations of a solid parent-teacher relationship, offers tips to improve communication, and provides options for effectively handling problems and complaints.
Finding Balance
Episode 12 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Students learn the importance of maintaining balance in their lives. Professor Geisen's pointed advice includes getting more efficient with their time, cutting back on things that prevent them from achieving their goals, and diving deep into a couple of activities…
Helping with Homework
Episode 15 of How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Discover how to create the perfect mood, space, and time for your student's academic success; how to help your student with homework--and how much help to give; and what to do when you don't have the answers.
How to Become a SuperStar Student 2nd Edition Course
Michael Geisen, the 2008 National Teacher of the Year, has shown thousands of students how to achieve lasting success. And now, he can give your own student the same vital skills that will carry him or her through high school,…
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