Posts filed under: Organizing Students

I have participated in professional discussion groups for many years. I have found it to be a good way to share best practice with people I would never have the opportunity to meet in person.  The exchange of ideas is...
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...
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 list via 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...
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...
Some teachers are masters of delegation. Simple classroom jobs are delegated to students. These teachers realize two important concepts: A teacher cannot do it all. Delegating those things which a student can do and do well leave more time for...
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...