By Lynn Murtagh-Hartje
A common recommendation for making sure homework gets done is to create an environment conducive to your child's study.
Fourth, fifth and sixth graders can practice skill #8 ÷ accomplishing a task when they complete their homework. Let them set up their own place of study. It might include a reading lamp, calendar for keeping rack of assignments, a compass, and construction paper.
to discover how they work best and the time for study that works best for
By 7th, 8th and 9th grade, students should be ready to practice skill #11 ÷ Organizing time, space, people and things. Keep in mind that many children grapple with the abstract concept of time management well into their high school years. Encourage your older students to practice the management of heir homework assignments and projects by setting goals that involve all of these steps.
1. Ask myself "What do I need to do?"
2. 2. Make a list of what needs to be done and when.
3. Prioritize: Rank the items on your list from the least important to the most important.
4. Ask yourself: What do I need to do to accomplish this goal?
5. Fill in a calendar with tasks that need to be done.
6. Periodically evaluate progress on long-term projects.
Teach older children about three pitfalls in organizing time: Procrastination, Escaping (Daydreaming or doing something else you feel more like doing) and Deception (Telling yourself or others that you ╬ran out of time'; when you really failed to check the time or the amount of work that needed to be done.)
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