Posts filed under: Organizing Students

School lockers have traditionally been tall and narrow. Books find themselves stacked one on top of the other. The needed book is always the one on the bottom of the pile. Meanwhile, the upper two-thirds of the locker is nothing...
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...
School lockers have traditionally been tall and narrow. Books find themselves stacked one on top of the other. The needed book is always the one on the bottom of the pile. Meanwhile, the upper two-thirds of the locker is nothing...
Talking with elementary students after a workshop on student planners. A child’s to-do listvia Carissa GoodNCrazy While we see examples of successful adults who did not experience much success in their formative years, those stories are the exception rather than the rule....
Foyer at Raymond L. Young Good organization pays off at any age. It starts with developing the habit of writing down the things you have to do, and having one tool that holds everything you write. That was the message...
Mnemonic devices are artificial memory aids. They can be great time savers for students attempted to commit their notes to memory. Here is a site which provides mnemonic devices in a number of categories: http://www.eudesign.com/mnems/_mnframe.htm I would be interested in...
Thanks to everyone who attended today’s workshop “5 Habits to Help Students Get Their Act Together.” To download the digital version of the handout, complete with clickable links, go to my website and click the Free Resources link. You will...
Graphic organizers are great instructional tools. There is an old adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Graphic organizers provide that picture. Write Design Online provides examples of many varieties of graphic organizers. the site is well worth...