Learning Apps

  • 30/30:

    Task Manager (Free)
  • Corkulous:

    Idea Board (Free) 
  • Finish:

    The Procrastinator's To-do List (available on iTunes-- Free) 
  • inClass:

    Organizes one's class schedule, other commitments, and class notes (Free) 
  • Inspiration Maps:

    Graphic organizers and outlines (Free) 
  • iProcrastinate:

    Task Management ($1.99)  
  • myHomework:

    Overall student planner (Free) 
  • Nudge:

    Reminders (available in AppStore-- look for simpletailor.net) 
  • Unstuck:

    In-the-moment approach to personal growth and moving forward (Free)

SPIN-A-STRATEGY

Spin the wheel. The strategy that you land on is the strategy that you have to implement and try out for seven days; then, return to The Learning Center to discuss the pros and cons of that strategy.

The Learning Center

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The Bishop’s School sees all students as talented and distinctive. Often, however, even the most academically capable students will need additional support or help in specific areas or with skills, such as organizing their work, taking notes, and studying for quizzes and tests. The Learning Center is a supplementary resource for students who want to manage and organize the multiple demands of student life and strengthen their study habits. This resource is free for all Bishop's students.
 
The Learning Center’s primary objective is to help students become independent learners who are aware of their learning strengths and challenges and who can advocate successfully for their educational needs. 
 
The Learning Center at The Bishop’s School has two key goals: 

1.
 To empower students in their pursuits of lifelong learning.
2. To reach and to teach students before they experience academic frustrations and minimize their current frustrations related to learning & studying. 
 
What The Learning Center can do for Bishop’s students: 
  • Enhance success at Bishop’s through the discovery of one’s individual modality preferences
  • Learn strategies necessary for academic success
  • Improve study skills, organization and life management, motivation, note-taking and test-taking strategies
  • Enhance active listening and reading skills
  • Improve organization of materials and preparation for exams
  • Learn how to deal with procrastination and other school-related concerns
  • Build positive homework habits
  • Provide extra academic support and guidance

Individual Approach:
 
Individualized attention offers a venue for students to discuss their academic strengths and areas of concern. During an initial appointment, students will be introduced to their current modality preferences for learning and specific strategies to unlock those approaches for maximum application and efficiency to help them to succeed at Bishop’s and, ultimately, at the college/university level. The Learning Center will work with students to develop a personalized plan of action for academic success. Moreover, students will walk away with a new way to view their learning and a realization that learning really can be fun!

Making an Appointment

Learning Center Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Day prior to holidays: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Learning Center director is Mr. Ken Chep. He may be reached at (858) 875-0756 or at chepk@bishops.com.

Students may schedule a one-on-one session with Mr. Chep on the daily sign-up sheets to the right of his office door in the Manchester Library & Learning Center, Rm. 213. Students working on a group project may come in together, just indicate that on the sign-up sheet. If unable to keep an appointment, please call or e-mail Mr. Chep to cancel. If a new appointment is not scheduled at the time of cancellation, he will initiate contact to reschedule.
 
All Bishop’s students are expected to respect their fellow students and the Manchester Library & Learning Center facility. Please be aware that students are studying and everyone needs to keep their voices in silent mode on the second floor, the silent study area. 
 
 

For Students

The following sites provide strategies to increase your efficiency and help practice/review what you are learning. Remember to be flexible and try new things. Don't get discouraged if something doesn't work immediately. You can always take an idea and tweak it to fit your needs. Come in to The Learning Center if you have questions. Above all, have FUN!!!!!!
 

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THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL     7607 La Jolla Boulevard     La Jolla, CA 92037     (858) 459-4021
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.