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Presentations

The presentations Jane delivers are based on a combination of the best research and personal experience (particularly her years studying law and psychology and completing a PhD).

Mind Maps

Jane has created dozens of mind maps on a range of topics (e.g., strengthening self control, organising your workspace and combating climate change). Download her free Mind Mappers Toolkit and start creating your own mind maps today!

Books

Tired of reading dry, text heavy study skills books? Jane has created several easy to read study guides and resources, including the study skills comic ‘Smart Study: How to Study Less and Get More’.

What people are saying

“Thanks so much for the work that you did with our Year 11 ATAR students. They were thoroughly engaged and you even fired up one of the relief teachers who was supervising the session! She really enjoyed the session and thought that you were very engaging.”

Student Services Manager Warnbro Community High School

“It was great to hear how many students went home and spoke to their parents about your presentation. I’ve also received fabulous feedback from our staff – yours really is the best Study Skills presentation I have seen!”

Head of Year Wesley College

“It was so good to have you in. I was lucky to have my Year 12 class this arvo. At the very end of the class I asked them what they thought. They said that it was the best study session they have ever had. A couple showed me their A3 mind maps they had created since the talk. One girl did an awesome mind map where she collated your information from today and highlighted strategies she currently used and identified all the new tools she can try.”

Year 12 Teacher Presbyterian Ladies College

“Thanks so much for coming to Mandurah Baptist College on Friday morning the 18th of March and talking to our Year 10s. I certainly benefitted from the strategies you’ve outlined and saw ways in which I could apply these to my own classes. I know the kids got a lot out of it too.

You made it fun and engaging and that’s exactly what they needed!”

English Teacher Mandurah Baptist College

“I’m one of the St Mary’s girls you visited today and I’m writing to thank you for speaking to us. I found everything you said so relatable and it definitely gave me motivation and ideas of better ways to approach study. I’ve even gone away and made a mind map summarising the points you spoke about!

I really enjoyed it, thanks again!”

Year 10 Student St Mary's Anglican Girls' School

“I’m a year ten student at Corpus Christi Collage and today you visited us and spoke about studying and the techniques. We have had many guest speakers discussing this topic but none were as helpful as you. For once I was fully focused and interested in your presentation, everyone was. I’m really grateful for the awesome tips you gave us and I’ve already put some of them into action, bookmarked your website and liked your page on Facebook. So I just wanted to say a huge thank you and a congratulations on actually making a difference in the way teenagers study today.”

Year 10 Student Corpus Christi College
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Why Learning Fundamentals?

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Authentic

Jane doesn’t present from a script created by someone else. She shares her own lived experience with students.

2

Integrity

She walks the talk and uses the practical strategies she shares with students on a daily basis.

3

Engaging & Interactive

Having worked with thousands of high school students for the past 10 years, Jane knows what works and what doesn’t in terms of student engagement.

4

Values Based Education

Jane aligns her presentations and resources with the school’s values.

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Evidence Based

The study strategies Jane shares with students are based on empirical research.

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Presentations

Study Hacks

There is a science to learning information well. In this session students will learn active study techniques and strategies to help them take visual notes, get organised, develop better focus, and stop the multitasking madness.

Year 11 Transitions

Discover how to make the transition from year 10 to year 11 as smooth as possible. Topics covered include: developing a positive mindset, dealing with distractions, study strategies, looking after your mind and body and staying motivated

Procrastination Buster

“I’ll start tomorrow”. Sound familiar? Why not start today? Learn how to identity your own procrastination patterns, find out what might be behind them, and motivate yourself at any time to get your work done.

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