Posts filed under: Organization

If you are a school leader, June is the best time to reduce the stress for next May....
Conveniences are all around us. From microwave ovens to electric pencil sharpeners, we have an abundance of tools that make our lives easier—provided they work. What a handy tool we have in that electric stapler—only it doesn’t work because it’s out...
School has begun! The beginning of this school year, like any school year, includes gathering data. How many students do we have? What classes are overloaded? Who is authorized to check Tommy out of school? What’s my locker combination? Technology...
In the last two posts, we have examined three concepts for helping students be more successful in school through better organizational skills. We examined writing things down (either in a paper or digital system) as a way to eliminate forgetting,...
  In the last post, we began the first of a three-article series designed to help students be more successful in school through better organizational skills. A week ago, we looked at writing things down (either in a paper or...
Experienced teachers will tell us that school success and intelligence do not always go hand-in-hand. Often, very bright young people don’t remember to do assignments, lose their work, and spend inordinate amounts of time frantically looking for things on a...
Last week, I spent two days at the University of North Alabama presenting workshop to teachers and administrators from Florence and the surrounding areas. Each person participated in anywhere from one to four of the following half-day sessions: Here are...
Organization is a gift that wise teachers give their students, and it is a gift that is useful long after the goodbyes are said in May. In Organization Made Easy!, we devote an entire chapter to organizing students. One of...
Two decades ago, the solution for our busy lives was one book to house everything. Our calendar, to-do list, address book, and notes were in one place. The Franklin Planner and Day-Timer were the survival tools of that era. Many...