Smart students often do poorly in school for the lack of organizational skills. Organization and time management are teachable. They’re helpful in elementary school and vital from there on. Learn from a former principal how it’s done.
- Writing things down. Use one tool, either paper or digital to trap all commitments in one place.
- Breaking big projects down into little parts. The job which seems overwhelming looks easy when we break it down into small steps. Using the student planner, you will learn how.
- Taming the book bag. A book bag can be a wonderful tool for keeping books and papers together. It can also be a large “black hole” into which all sorts of items disappear forever.
- Learning to deal with papers. With the one-binder method and a regular routine of purging, students avoid the “paper avalanche.” With a simple digital filing system, students avoid electronic clutter as well.
- Getting everything ready the night before. Avoid the morning “rush hour,” and avoid a great deal of unnecessary stress.
Three versions of this workshop are available…one for students, one for their parent, and one for teachers. The session lasts one hour.