|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Publish Date:||Jun 2005|
|Number of Pages:||263|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.7|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.0 x 9.0 x 0.75|
|Understanding the Organized Student|
|Getting Started: The Journey Ahead|
|Lessons from the Black Hole: The Locker and the Backpack|
|Traveling Paper: The Binder-Based and Accordion File-Based System|
|Where Paper Lives at Home: The Desktop Filing System|
|Settling Down to Work: The Desk and the Portable Office|
|Understanding Time Management: The Basics|
|Making Time Work: The Planner|
|Big-Picture Planning: Electronic, Monthly, and Household|
|It's Not Over 'Til It's Over: The End-of-Year Wrap-up|
|The Final Frontier: The Teenager's Bedroom|
|Oh, Yes -- Expect the UnexpectedFurther Reading|
When educational consultant Goldberg polled parents about their children's school problems, most felt that a lack of organizational skills was the biggest. This compendium of strategies is tailored to remedy that situation, beginning in the fifth grade to ease the transition to middle school. Goldberg offers suggestions on how to organize a backpack or locker, time management, study habits, meeting school requirements, children's learning styles, and organizing a homework space.
Special tips are provided for children with learning disabilities, and most references in the text are appropriate for this group. Parents seeking a broader data-based text should look to Michele A. Hernandez's Middle School Years: Achieving the Best Education for Your Child. This book would be most suitable for specialized collections on children with learning disabilities grades six- eight.
-Walter J. Cegelka, St. Thomas Univ., Miami
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Hands-on strategies for teaching your disorganized child how to organize for school success!
The overstuffed backpack, the missing homework, the unused planner, the test he didn't know about. Sound familiar? When the disorganized child meets the departmentalized structure of middle school, everything can fall apart. Even the academically successful child will start to falter if she misses deadlines, loses textbooks, or can't get to class on time.
This practical book is full of hands-on strategies for helping parents identify and teach organizational skills. Educational consultant Donna Goldberg has developed these methods by working with hundreds of students and in this book she provides:
The Organized Student is a must for any parent who has heard the words, "I can't find my homework!"
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