Organization and Study Skills Tips
In middle school, kids have to learn how to deal with more homework and a busy social calendar. Learning organizational skills and how to prioritize time is important.
Here are some ways to teach those skills:
1. Organize lists in a logical order
Projects can be organized by due date or
by time needed or how hard (or easy) they are.
2. Teach how to divide and conquer
Using a calendar, show your child how
doing a little work each day can help
him/her prioritize & organize tasks.
3. Have a front-door "go" box
Designate a place for items your child
needs to remember for school.
4. Color-code tasks
EX: Using a red sticky note for
important jobs & green ones for things
that have to be done by the end of the week.
5. Use a whiteboard/chalkboard
Your child can make To-do lists, map
out thoughts for an assignment or just
write down things he/she wants to remember.
6. Set a weekly backpack cleaning day
Clearing out old papers, leftover snacks,
pencils, etc. once a week can make
it easier for your child to find things &
7. Keep track of time
Writing down the start & end times for
chores or assignments for a couple
weeks can help your child figure out
how to budget time in the future.
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Study skills organized by subject, and includes time management strategies, memory, study and research tips:
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