Author Archives: Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.

About Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.

*Author of 12 books *Ph.D. in Religious Studies from UCSB *Life coach *Founder of Open Doors Literacy Project in Pakistan *See Global Youth SpeakOut and NGOs small & global on FB Gayle Kimball Vita Degrees * BA, UC Berkley * Teaching credential,UCB * MA, UCLA * MA, UCSB * Ph.D., UCSB (Religious Studies) Teaching * LA City Schools, history teacher * CSU, Chico, Professor of Women's Studies and Sociology * Teacher and director, Earth Haven: Center for Spiritual Enrichment Books * Essential Energy Tools (Book, 2 CDs, and 3 videos) * 21st Century Families: Blueprints for Family-Friendly Workplaces, Schools and Governments. (Equality Press) * Energy Tools for Success (Equality Press) * How to Create Your Ideal Workplace (Equality Press) * The Teen Trip: The Complete Resource Guide (Equality Press) * 50/50 Parenting (Lexington Books) * 50/50 Marriage (Beacon Press) * ed. Everything You Need to Know to Succeed After College (Equality Press) * How to Survive Your Parents' Divorce (Equality Press) * ed. Women's Culture (Scarecrow Press). * Numerous videotapes. Media Appearances * ABC National News * Geraldo * Hour Magazine * Late Night America * The Michael Jackson radio show * Regional TV and radio shows (i.e. Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Denver)

Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success reviews and contents

The expanded second edition (with a red cover) is now available for $10 on various eBook platforms.

Table of Contents  

Chapter 1 How to Achieve Your Goals with Metacognition

Understanding Your Learning Styles

Making Your Brain Work for You

Coping with Learning Disabilities

Identifying Your Personality Types

 

Chapter 2 Study Skills

Reading, Note Taking, Memorizing, Study Groups

Test Taking Skills suggestions by Dr. Stephen Tchudi

Effective Oral Reports

Overcoming Math Anxiety

Time Management vs. Procrastination

 

Chapter 3 How to do Research by Morgan Brynnan, MLIS

Information Literacy

CRAAP – Evaluating Sources

Research Basics

Plagiarism, Ethics and Citation

 

Chapter 4 Coping with Stress

The Physiology and Causes of Stress

How to Cope with Stress

Resilience

Balance the Left and Right Sides of the Body

 

Chapter 5 Understand Mind Power

Research on Mind Over Matter

Positive Self-Talk

How to Clear Emotional Blocks

 

Chapter 6 Emotional Issues that Impact School Success

The Power of the Unconscious Mind

Happiness

Being a Student of Color in a PWI

Self-Esteem

Worry

Anxiety and Depression

Grief

Anger

 

Chapter 7 Physical Vitality

Healthy Food

Prevent Eyestrain

Exercise

Increase Energy

Enough Sleep

 

Chapter 8 Getting into College, Career Planning

Getting Into College

Adjusting to College

Post-College Career Planning

 

Chapter 9 Student Activism and Education Internationally

What Students Want from their Education

The Finnish Model

Student Educational Activism

Youth Activism in the US

 

Biographies of the students who added their experiences to this book.

 

Endnotes

on March 4, 2017
Gayle Kimball is CSU, Chico Department of Sociology professor emerita. In her writing she blends “energy work” (using acupressure, meditation and visualization “to harness the power of the mind”) with a deep passion for reaching students around the world who are trapped in conditions that make it a challenge to succeed.

Challenges may come from without (poverty, social discrimination) but also from within (procrastination, fear, aimlessness), and in her new book Kimball provides hundreds of resources that help students become overcomers, even activists. She also includes “the advice and experience of young people from various countries to discover how they succeed and to provide insight into the global youth culture….”

The book focuses on cultivating good study skills, developing strategies for taking tests and writing essays, “clearing emotional blocks to success,” using the internet to increase educational access, and joining youth movements around the world to “fight for a more just and equitable world.”

Kimball draws on a wealth of information about, for example, learning disabilities, “balancing the left and right sides of the body,” positive self-talk, depression, being a student of color, and more. (The section on how to research is written by former Butte College librarian Morgan Brynnan.)

Kimball advises students to “structure regular time for exercise, socializing, quiet time, and volunteer work that you feel passionate about so you don’t burn out. I’d also like you to think about the influence of sex-role socialization in your choice of major and career objectives. Try to think outside the typical, the normal. In a world that’s increasingly global and unequal, my other hope is that you’ll be an activist in whatever cause is most important to you.”

Copyright Chico (CA) Enterprise-Record. Used by permission.

Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 22, 2017
This is an excellent read, simple, interesting and informative. It helps shed light on what global youth is interested in and their education on every level and field. Gayle does a wonderful job illustrating what techniques work best and how young people learn most effectively. Whether you are en educator or simply have children and young adults you care about, this book is a valuable resource. Once again Gayle has offered us practical, relevant wisdom condensed in a book. Education is empowering and births positive transformation. Thank you, Gayle!
Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
this book is useful for international as well as American students in learning how to study efficiently – the author also teaches best ways to use the brain in learning and stress reduction techniques (many of those are unique) – & I liked the many profiles and quotes form students from various countries who are trying to mange school and grades — if you have a junior HS’er thru college age, I think your student can benefit from this book
Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on February 7, 2017
Dr. Kimball’s impressive access to such a diverse pool of students – international and national – ensures that the advice provided in this book caters to all kinds of individuals. Whether you’re an ambitious senior looking to navigate the convoluted admissions process or someone just aiming to update conventional studying techniques, these first-hand tips and experiences, as narrated by current students, will prove most insightful to your own academic encounters ahead.
Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 8, 2017
The book contains detailed analysis from students belonging to countries around the world and has useful insights into the minds of youngsters and how they should deal with contemporary education systems.
Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to yo

global young women’s activism eBook

Brave: Young Women’s Global Revolution Volume 1 Themes

Gayle Kimball, Ph.D.

400 pages $9.99 eBook available now on Amazon and other platforms.

Vol. 2 about regional activism will follow in a few weeks.

Brave explores young women’s issues and activism globally, based on hundreds of interviews—some videotaped, and over 4,000 surveys from 88 countries. What makes Brave unique is its global rather than regional reach and its rare inclusion of many young women’s voices. The book includes popular cultural references and feminists’ critiques of the economic and political system. Volume 1 is about global issues and Volume 2 is about regional activism. Discussion questions and activities end each of the five chapters. Chapter titles are: The Future is Female, Global Desire for Equality, Global Status of Young Women, Consumerism Targets “Girl Power,” Global Media Both Helps and Inhibits Girls.

recent US presidents on sexual assault

Under President Bill Clinton, the State Department created the Office of Global Women’s Issues. President Barack Obama said he was what a feminist looked like and created the White House Council on Women and Girls, because, “From sports leagues to pop culture to politics, our society does not sufficiently value women. We still don’t condemn sexual assault as loudly as we should.”[i] Obama asked parents of young men to teach them respect for women as part of the 2014 campaign “It’s on Us” to prevent campus sexual assaults.[ii] . President Trump can’t say much because many women have accused him of sexual assault, including a list of women who have publically spoken up.[i]

[i] Catherine Pearson, Emma Gray, and Alanna Vagianos, “A Running List of the Women Who’ve Accused Donald Trump of Sexual Assault,” Huffington Post, October 28, 2016.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-running-list-of-all-the-women-whove-accused-donald-trump-of-sexual-assault_us_57ffae1fe4b0162c043a7212

[i] Michael Shear and Elena Schneider, “Obama Unveils Push for Young People to Do More Against Campus Assaults,” New York Times, September 19, 2014.

[ii] http://itsonus.org/#pledge

Catherine Pearson, Emma Gray, and Alanna Vagianos, “A Running List of the Women Who’ve Accused Donald Trump of Sexual Assault,” Huffington Post, October 28, 2016.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-running-list-of-all-the-women-whove-accused-donald-trump-of-sexual-assault_us_57ffae1fe4b0162c043a7212