Doing better in school is a big topic for teens, but it isn’t always as easy as it sounds. As I’ll describe in this episode of The Unstoppable Teen Podcast, sometimes hitting a nail with a hammer isn’t the best way to get the nail in the wall. In other words, spending lots of extra hours studying might be the obvious solution if you’ve fallen behind in a class, but that doesn’t mean it’s the most effective way to improve your grades.
Of course, poor school results can be a problem when it comes to jobs and careers today because education is a key to success. But it’s important to remember that real education extends far beyond the classroom and involves a commitment to lifelong learning too. The world is constantly changing and evolving – we need to be aware of that so we can keep ourselves informed and ahead of the competition.
There’s a strong correlation between this mindset and the surprising piece of grade-boosting research I explore in this episode. It turns out that improving your grades often has less to do with extra time studying the national curriculum, and more to do with understanding a bigger picture.
Instead of going on here, though, I’ll tell you all about how you can use this fascinating research to improve your grades in this episode…
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You will learn:
- How alternative routes can often be more effective than the obvious solution to a problem. (1:54)
- Why spending more time studying can actually make your grades worse. (3:48)
- The surprising research Kevin recently found that challenged his thinking on how to help students improve their school grades in school. (5:42)
- The challenge that Kevin issues to teachers, parents and teenagers that’s designed to help students do better in school (without spending more time studying!). (9:24)
- How broadening your understanding about what’s currently happening in the jobs market will help you achieve higher grades. (10:51)
- Why it’s important to get regular advice from experts who are making predictions about what jobs and careers are likely to exist in the future. (12:41)
- Important employment trends that are changing in the modern economy that every student needs to know. (13:22)
- Why you need to discover your personal strengths and passions. Plus, extra tips about how you can discover these things if you don’t already know. (16:06)
- The three steps you can take if you want to do better in school. (19:27)
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