organizational strategies for school

Posted : January 26, 2011
Last Updated : July 24, 2019

organizational strategies for school

As the parent of a middle school or high school student, you've probably heard one or more of the following early-morning shout-outs while your household is preparing to leave for the day:

  • "I overslept!"
  • "I can't find my homework."
  • "I forgot to study for a test I have later today."
  • "I'm hungry! Do I have time to eat breakfast?"
  • "I don't have anything to wear."
  • "Can you sign my permission slip?"
  • "I need lunch money!"
  • "I want to pack my lunch for today."
  • "I missed the bus. Can you drive me?"

After taking a deep breath, you rush to the rescue. But what if mornings and nights were well organized and calm, allowing your child to concentrate and focus on his day ahead?. Well, it is possible. Try one or more of the following strategies so you and your student can begin and end the school day on a smooth note. Tell your child "I want you to . . .

  • keep a binder with dividers and pockets for each subject.
  • start homework as soon you get home in a comfortable, organized, and efficient study area.
  • turn off the television and other distractions while you're doing homework.
  • put completed homework in your backpack and have your backpack ready to grab as you go out the door.
  • bring me any school notes or forms by 8 p.m. each night.
  • keep a master calendar with all your assignments, tests, and activities.
  • set your alarm clock to wake up on time to eat a nutritious breakfast each morning.
  • get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
  • tell me if you're struggling in a subject or class.
  • set your clothes out the night before school.
  • decide if you want lunch money or a packed lunch the night before school."

Depending on the level of chaos in your home, the previous suggestions may be easy or tough to implement. But as a parent, you can make a tangible difference in your child's education—starting at home. The more structure you provide, the more time your child can devote to academic success.

Source: ACT Parent


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