Hello Organizers! Today, I aim to teach children how to apply organizational skills in an educational setting. As some of you may know, I am part of a collaborate campaign with STAND for Children, a non-profit organization that allows children of all ages to receive an education. Of course, every child wants good grades, but grades can begin to drop if we do not take the time to organize ourselves. It is so important for children to receive an education and to do it with the least amount of stress as possible. Keeping organized will allow students to perform tasks more efficiently, find items faster, remember responsibilities, and reduce stress. Therefore, I have provide you a screen cast with 5 tips for organizing school stuff.
The screen-cast provides an elaborate version of the tips below:
- Tip 1: Keep your school supplies together: All of your books should be in one designated area. Never leave them around the house or lying around because that’s how you can lose things.
- Tip 2: Keep your backpack tidy: Take advantage of the compartments in your backpack so you won’t have to dig at the bottom of your backpack and underneath a bunch of books for a single pencil. Depending on the type of bag you use and its size, you can separate it accordingly. In addition, color coordinating folders is a good idea. Every class should be given a different color folder so that when you’re in a rush, you are easily able to spot a color and grab the folder. By giving each class a separate folder, it will ensure that your papers for that class are kept together. Lastly, always keep your backpack fully stocked. The last thing you want to do is forget something important.
- Tip 3: Take organized notes: If you are writing your notes, write as neatly as possible. You want to be able to refer back to notes, and understand what you wrote. Try and use headings and subheadings so you know what the topic is, and write out notes in the form of an outline. Be sure to underline definitions or main ideas that are important.
- Tip 4: Maintain a planner: Organizing events and upcoming assignments will allow you to stay on top of what you have coming up. The moment you know about an assignment or event, write it down as soon as possible. In addition, be consistent with your writing format (maybe work is in red, athletic practices in blue, and assignments in pink) Remember to check your planner to know what’s coming up.
- Tip 5: Use post-it notes for your daily and weekly “To Do”: Make goals to stay productive. Every week I write down a To-do list of things I have to get accomplished such as: go to the bank, do laundry, and go food shopping. I usually like to make 3 lists. One is goals for the day (which I change each day), my to-do for the week, and my to-do for the month. As I complete each task I cross it off, and I won’t allow myself to move on until everything on that list is crossed off. This ensures that I am always productive with my time and I never forget to do things.
These are all helpful tips that I have learned through experience. I hope that these tips will help you stay organized during the school year. I would love for your feedback. Please comment below on whether or not these tips were helpful!
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