06 January, 2010

Nothing glory comes easy!

If you want a place in the sun, you had better be prepared to put up with a few blisters.

--Abigail Van Buren

Nothing glory comes easy! Likewise, good results in any field of study are obtained through a lot of hard works!

Dexterine Ho

05 January, 2010

Hard work pays off

We all know that hard work pays off, but motivating yourself to do the hard work is the trick for all of us from time to time.

My trick is, if I have no other choices, I will make all decisions based on what I love to do. After enjoying what I like to do, I am more motivated to do what I should do in study/reading/teaching.

If you are unlike me and prefer to choice an opposite path. It is good to know that it works too.

If you prefer to reward yourself later, you can do what you should do, with the anticipation that what come next is something lovely worth waiting for.

Cheers your day with something you like to start with or end with.

Just put in your efforts and work hard to make it happen the way you like!

Just remember: Hard work pays off and you can reward yourself first or later!

The choice is in your hands!

Dexterine Ho

04 January, 2010

Applying various learning methods

It would be wise not to rely on just one learning method or tip.

If you encounter some difficulty in learning something new with an old method you, don't become too depressed if it does not work the way you wish.

There may be other methods or tips for you to apply.

Invest some time in exploring new learning methods or tips after you fail with the old one, learing new tips maybe something you neglecting lately.

We all need constant reminder...

Dexterine Ho

02 January, 2010

Bookmarks and blogs your learning sites

Learning online is fun, yet searching for URL from memory can be frustrating!

If you use web for quick reference and like to go back to the same site from time to time, the tip will served as a good reminder.


Use your browser’s Favorites (in Internet Explore) or Bookmarks (in Mozilla Firefox) capabilities to organize those sites and pages you want to find on the Web again.

By creating specific folders for various aspects of your study, you can get information you need very quickly.

For example, I created a “Learning tips” folder for general study tips and e-learning sites, a "Spelling” folder, and other folders such as a “School displays” folder and a “DDC” folder ... the list goes on.

It is important to go through your favorites/bookmarks at least monthly or re-organize as you need to.

To save time searching, you may move frequently used favorites/bookmarks to the top of the lists within each folder, and the most frequently used folders to the top of their hierarchy.

If the items in some of the folders is growing, it is good to create sub-folders to keep them in sub-groups. Most of us get lost if the list run beyond 10, so it is good to keep less than 10 items within each folder.

When I have too many bookmarks in my system, I started to put them in my blogs and add some annotations.

When I published it on my blogs, I can review it from time to time. As the date I collate or review the sites is recorded on the blogs, it is very easy for me to do the update. Only those sites that are still accessible will be kept and republished.

It is nice to share with other and keep my bookmarks organized at the same time.

To keep the sites manageable, I will review my blogs at least monthly and as ease of access is invaluable to me in terms of time management and reduction of frustration.

01 January, 2010

Stay... longer

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)