What do top students do differently? | Douglas Barton | TEDxYouth@Tallinn

Douglas talks about the research on top students learning habits.

Douglas is the founder and Global Chairman of Elevate Education. Douglas and Elevate has spent the last 13 years benchmarking the practices of the highest performing students in order to identify exactly what drives student performance. Today, Elevate works with over 1200 schools across Australia, the UK, South Africa and the US in order to raise student and school performance. Douglas has been profiled in a series of books on Australia’s top and emerging leaders.​
Douglas on Elevate Education’i looja. Douglas ja Elevate on viimased 13 aastat uurinud heade tulemustega õpilaste harjumusi, et mõista, mis on nende edu võti. Täna töötab Elevate enam kui 1200 kooliga üle terve Austraalia, Suurbritannia, Lõuna-Aafrika Vabariigi ja Ameerika Ühendriikide, et tõsta õpilaste ja koolide taset. Douglast on mainitud ka Austraalia tõusvaid juhte tutvustavas kogumikus.

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18 thoughts on “What do top students do differently? | Douglas Barton | TEDxYouth@Tallinn

  1. I heard from a valedictorian that most of the students do is "work hard" but for her it's "work harder". She's my inspiration.

  2. He said I should put some "non-study" stuff on my timetable to be happy and motivated, but what if I don't have enough time to do so…. I have to prioritize things. I'm a top student and I'm not happy most of the time… because I can't do what I want(make arts) so the result will be I always fell unmotivated, but still do things because it's needed.

  3. And now we have a new gcse system so we can’t do past papers for them (Ik we can still do old past papers but they’re nowhere near the level of the new ones)

  4. I literally know noone that does practice exams. There's only practice exams when professors offer them. Is that really that common in the UK and Australia that people just create practice exams of their own and try them?

  5. I understand everything and struggle to memorize anything. Like, I can conceptualize just about anything, and then I forget all the details and fail tests. I was once in a Data Structures course where I understood everything- how trees worked, what a linked list was, etc. But I didn't memorize the algorithms line by line; I couldn't memorize that much information and it seemed very pointless when the whole goal of an algorithms and data structures course should be understanding. I got a 43 on the first test and a 23 on the second. I dropped the course and retook it. All the material was complete review; I didn't understand it any more or less. But I got an A in the course that time because I spent hours trying to cram the algorithms line by line into my brain. The reality is that school is NOT designed to test your understanding or ability to apply. It tests purely your ability to memorize and recite knowledge. Otherwise people like me wouldn't fail.

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