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Own Your Education!: A Student's Guide to Greater Success in School (and Life) / Edition 1

Own Your Education!: A Student's Guide to Greater Success in School (and Life) / Edition 1

by Megan Stone
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Success in any endeavor is not a matter of luck, fate, or happenstance. And that is just as true about succeeding at school. This book will help you learn to look at your school experience from a new vantage point, one that allows you to increase your motivation and commitment, build your confidence, and take control over your educational experience instead of depending on others to get you where you want to go. How? You’ll learn to take ownership over your education. When you take ownership, and only then, you will succeed – and you will be more likely to succeed in other arenas of you life, as well. This book will teach you how to do that, and do that well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780133573176
Publisher: Pearson FT Press
Publication date: 03/12/2014
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Megan Stone, M.Ed., Founder and President of Stone Foundations of Learning, Inc. (, has worked with students and faculty across the country for more than 17 years.

Her company’s mission is to provide the organizational strategies and study skills students need to excel in academics and throughout life. Her program’s foundations are self-advocacy, responsibility, and ownership.

Along with coaching students and families, she consults with school districts, colleges, and universities to better equip faculty to work with students who lack the tools to “do the job” of being a student and to build educational ownership.

Megan has also created and written a college curriculum for students and faculty called the Ownership Series ( ). The series helps to reinforce the concept of student ownership so students are more likely to take responsibility for their success and failures in school and life.

Before launching her company, Megan taught science in the highly ranked Edina and Eden Prairie Public Schools. She holds a B.S. in human biology and an M.S. in life science education from the University of Minnesota.

Megan enjoys spending time at her cabin, being outside, and helping others. She has been married to her husband, Rick, for 19 years. They have two children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Chapter 1: Characteristics of Ownership 5
Chapter 2: Who Are You? 13
Chapter 3: Why Should You OwnWhen Renting Is Easy? 21
Chapter 4: The Education Pyramid: What Bricks Are You Missing? 27
Chapter 5: What Has Caused You to Rent? 33
Chapter 6: Why Do You Lack Pride and Confidence? 39
Chapter 7: The Key to Ownership...It’s All in a Circle 43
Chapter 8: What Does Ownership Look Like? 51
Chapter 9: Accountability: How Do You Own It? 57
Chapter 10: Critical Thinking: How Do You Own It? 75
Chapter 11: Effective Planning: How Do You Own It? 95
Chapter 12: Study Strategies: How Do You Own Them? 115
Conclusion: You Are in Charge! 131
Index 135

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