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18 episodes in this series

Episode 1 Understanding Your Unique Intelligence
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…
Episode 2 Developing Effective Habits in Class
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…
Episode 3 Working Cooperatively in Groups
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…
Episode 4 Managing Time and Organizing Spaces
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…
Episode 5 Taking Charge of Homework
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…
Episode 6 Developing a Creative Mind
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…
Episode 7 Thinking Critically
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…
Episode 8 Diving into Research
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…
Episode 9 Writing Well
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…
Episode 10 Delivering Dynamic Presentations
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…
Episode 11 Taking Control of Tests
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…
Episode 12 Finding Balance
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…
Episode 13 Managing Your Child’s Education
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…
Episode 14 Understanding How We Learn
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…
Episode 15 Helping with Homework
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…
Episode 16 Working with Teachers
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.
Episode 17 Preparing for College and the Future
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?…
Episode 18 Parenting with Balance
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…

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