Organization can seem like an overwhelming word to students. Especially to those whose schedule and sense of routine as normal has drastically changed. With the right systems in place, you and your students can stay organized and still have a successful year while learning remotely. Here are a few tips that can help you this school year.
1. Use a visible homework tracker
Google Classroom is an excellent way to keep track of all of those assignments and to help make sure your students are staying up to date on their school work.
2. Due dates
Be consistent with due dates. Make sure it is clear as to when assignments are due and what to expect if they are not turned in on time.
3. Encourage a separate learning workspace
It’s easy to simply go to a crowded dinner table or kitchen island to get ready for a virtual classroom. Encourage your students to find a separate workspace to designate for school purposes only. This way, distractions can be eliminated and it will also help students be able to separate school life from home life.
4. White board
Encourage your students to put up a white board in their home to map out their schedules. You can even get different colored expo markers (one for each family member) to color coordinate different tasks.
5. Understanding Tabs
Help your students understand what it means to have multiple tabs open and which ones are important.
While virtual calendars are quite amazing, there’s nothing like a simple paper planner. Invite your students to get one uniquely designed to their tastes and keep it at their home to stay on track with due dates and assignments.
While this may seem like a no-brainer, ask your students to get some headphones. This will help eliminate any further distractions and keep their other family members sane!
8. Establish a routine
Find a routine and do your best to stick to it. Consistency is key when it comes to organization.
Everyone learns differently. Everyone has tools that work for them and some that don’t. Keep regular feedback a commonality in your classrooms. What may be working for one student may not necessarily work for another. Communication is key. Give yourself and your students some grace as we navigate this unique and different approach to learning together.
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