To help young people improve revision with effective planning, we need to understand more about how human behaviour works. Science shows our primal instincts are to survive and conserve physical and mental energy.
Research also highlights how we have evolved to procrastinate on tasks that require lots of mental energy like homework or revision. This can be unhelpful in modern life and especially in education.
To learn more about how to help young people improve revision with effective planning, watch this short excerpt:
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How does Will Power help us improve revision with effective planning?
Unfortunately these instincts can stop young people keeping focus and concentration. Worst still, they become habits which happen almost automatically. Hence young people fail to fulfil their potential at school. So we need to show them how they can use planning to engage their Will Power and overcome this.
If we plan our future actions, it becomes easier to override unhelpful habits that might stop us achieving what we need to. The Me Power programme shows a practical method of achieving this. It involves writing down what we call “Will Power Stories”.
For a young person at school, these include the current time, and the time the school day finishes. It also includes lessons and other school commitments. Then the young person should highlight the lesson or activity they think will be most challenging. This clear understanding of the day ahead means young people can begin to plan how to stop their unhelpful behaviour.
What tactics help us stay focused and productive?
The Me Power programme gives detailed guidance on how to write a Will Power Story to improve revision with effective planning. But to summarise, the process involves selecting your ‘strength of the day’ and preparing some “Will Power Boosters”. You can also use the same process to boost productivity for homework and enhance rest and downtime.
Improve revision with effective planning – how can Me Power help this?
Me Power Academy is an easy-to-use online programme. It is for parents and families who believe in children’s potential. And it is for teachers, personal tutors, schools and further and higher education institutions.
It works on smartphones, tablets and also desktop computers. Above all, the programme makes life easier for families and education communities.
Me Power helps everyone to be healthy, happy and at their best in our challenging world. Significantly, this also includes modules on how to improve revision with effective planning. Above all, users tell us they experience positive results very quickly.
Me Power was created by Dr. Jon Finn and the Tougher Minds team. Tougher Minds is an award-winning consultancy. Most importantly, they help young people succeed in education and improve their lifestyles.