Posts filed under: Organizing Students

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...
I am impressed with Cramberry, a free online source for flash cards. You create a free account. From there you can either create your own deck of flash cards or browse decks that others have created. When you find one...
Here is a very good YouTube video which talks about locker organization:...
Whenever we talk about transition from elementary to middle school, the topic is never complete without a discussion of the locker. A well-organized locker makes the middle school experience more pleasurable. For a discussion on this topic, I invite you...
Forgotten items, missed school buses, and frazzled nerves can so often be traced back to one simple problem—assuming Rome can be built between the time the alarm clock goes off and the school bus pulls up. Morning is a terrible...
So much of the information exchanged between the home and the school happen through written communication. Report cards, weekly folders, notes from teachers, field trip permission forms, and newsletters are examples of information which comes via paper. Some students seem...
For some students, the book bag is a big black hole into which papers go and are never seen again. When the student finally cleans out the book bag in May, one can only imagine what lurks at the bottom....
As adults, we remember fondly the English teacher who assigned the term paper (due 2 months hence), and then said, “I want you to turn in your topic this Friday, and outline the next Friday, a dozen note cards the...
A number of years ago, I composed an article for a parent newsletter entitled “Managing School the Easy Way” when I was serving as principal at Graham Elementary School. Two years ago, I broke that article down into 5 relatively...