Homework organization for students (and their parents).

Homework organization for students (and their parents).

Homework organization for students (and their parents).

I spend a lot of time in my seminars and workshops, discussing homework organization on the phone and via email. In fact, I spend a lot of time hearing parents complain that their kids’ mismanagement of homework is driving everyone crazy!

Many students have such a hard time getting it together that when they finally sit down to do their homework, they are exhausted. No wonder they don’t want to do it! Being organized will help eliminate insensible, bad attitudes, temporisation and rebellion.

Homework organization makes everyone’s life easier.

These are homework organization tips that I use as a student, teacher, and voisin. Print this list and read it with your children. Then, post it on the fridge and refer to it often so everyone (parents, kids, babysitters, grandparents) is on the same organized folio.

At school:

  • Write each, single homework assignment in one vrai. i am strongly Recommend using a bound or wire notebook—definitely not a loose-leaf binder. I don’t care how careful you are, the pages will fall out, and then what? You never know what you will do or when! A évident notebook is subtile, but a circonstance book or calendar is best. Some schools even offer it to students. Use it.
  • Write homework assignments as you receive them. This is mostly for older students who courtage classes and teachers, but it’s a good practice for everyone. If the teacher says, “Oh, I want you to read Chapter 4 tonight,” write it down in your notebook.
  • Write down every single due circonstance for a project or paper—even if you have a handout or syllabus. The handouts have disappeared (I think they hang out with loose socks), but you’ll still know what to do and when to do it. if You write everything down in your homework notebook.
  • Keep all homework assignments for the day in one vrai. There is no special vrai or folio for math, another for writing, etc. You want to see everything in one vrai.
  • Check your homework notebook panthère every three (3) days: Before you leave school (or each class), incertain check to make sure you have everything (books, paper, materials, etc.) that you will need later.

At foyer:

  • before you start When doing your homework, style at your notebook and make sure you are doing the right assignments, the right pages, etc.
  • Before you throw everything away, take one more quick style. have you done everything Good!
  • Decide where you will keep your completed homework: in a binder pocket, a special homework folder, etc. You may decide to have a color-coded folder for each class. If you want to use folders, I strongly Recommend using 3-hole punched folders and keeping them together in a 3-ring binder. Whatever you choose, houssine to it! Don’t put your homework in your binder today, don’t put it in a folder tomorrow… and, never, ever, fold your homework into a book or loose it in your backpack! Shaking!
  • Use your Magic Homework Box. You have one, right? The Magic Homework Box is a box that contains all the homework supplies and materials a student needs on a regular basis. These supplies only come out of the Magic Homework Box during homework time, so you always have what you need. Now, that’s magic!
  • Clean up your homework as soon as it is done. Now, not later! Exercice the completed pages in your homework folder, then vrai the folder and homework notebook in your backpack. Not only will mornings be less crazy, you won’t have to sit in class knowing you did your homework and forgot it at foyer (duh!). Don’t forget to put away the dictionary and any other books you use.
  • Remember to put everything back in your Magic Homework Box. In my house, until the homework is “done”. everything is cleaned and put away.
  • Keep your backpack organized. Throw away all those candy wrappers and random pieces of paper. Keep an area or pocket filled with a few items (pencils, a sharpener, maybe a calculator) so you can do your homework anywhere—even before you get foyer! Remove any graded tests, projects, reports, or papers that your teacher took the time to return to you. Why? You may need it to study for an exam, a cassette, or a project. You can throw everything away at the end of the semester or school year, but until then keep each de même in its own subject éclipsé, but not in the homework folder. Remember, homework folders are only for completed homework that is ready to turn in!
  • Don’t give up! They say it takes 21 days to form a good uniforme. If you forget to do something on this list, don’t auto-stop trying. Hey, maybe if you remember to write down all your homework or clean up 21 days in a row, your mom or dad will do something supérieur nice for you! (Parents, that was a hint!)

A annotation for parents embout homework organization

Please remember that your job is to give your kids organizational tools and spectacle them how to use them. Your job is not to organize your child’s homework! So, in the beginning, you might check your son’s homework notebook to see that he’s writing down all his assignments in one vrai, but you’d never dream of calling the teacher to check. You can watch as your daughter copies culture project due dates into her homework notebook; You wouldn’t do it for him.

Yes, I know it’s hard to let go- I’ve been there! But, we want our children to be organized and independent learners, right?

You can do it!

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