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Friday, August 22, 2014

Free Tools for Helping Students to Plan and Organize for School


With the new academic year around the corner, teachers, parents, and students need to begin planning for the new school year.  But what most teachers and parents don't know is that the part of the brain that assists with planning, time management, and organization is not fully developed until students reach their early twenties.  Therefore, for most young learners, adults need to help create a structured plan and provide assistance when prepping and gathering materials for school. Checklists, graphic organizers, step by step procedures, strategies and more are often required, but many adults are overwhelmed with other responsibilities, and it can be difficult to find the time to take on this role.  

I have created a free sampling of 7 printable handouts that can help jump start the process.  This freebie includes: a back to school checklist for parents, picking your organization approach for students, a school materials checklist, before and after school checklists, a teacher availability and information sheet, recording my grades tables, a student contacts sheet, and a create a homework plan and stick to the routine sheet.  It also provides the table of contents to a full publication that assists students from elementary school through college. To learn more about helping students with executive functioning skills and acquiring other helpful learning handouts, consider purchasing Planning Time Management and Organization for Success.  This digital download offers methods and materials that guide and support learners in the areas of learning strategies, time management, planning and organization (executive functioning skills).  It offers agendas, questionnaires, checklists, as well as graphic organizers.  You will also acquire advice and handouts for reading, math, memory, motivation, setting priorities and incentives programs.   Finally, I offer a  free video on executive functioning.  

I hope you find this post helpful.  If you have any questions or thoughts, please leave a comment.
 
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials.  She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Go Dyslexia, in Ossining, NY.  To learn more about her products and services, you can go to https://godyslexia.com/www.goodsensorylearning.comwww.dyslexiamaterials.com & www.learningtolearn.biz  
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