The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond

  • Share this:
Share with a friend
Sign into your email account to send this page to a friend:
Outlook or Apple Mail
or other default program
Walmart Gift Card
Put the fun of shopping in their hands with Walmart Gift Cards! Ship to Home or Send via email.
Advertisement
Advertisement

The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond

Format:  Paperback,

384 pages

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr

Publish Date: Jan 2007

ISBN-13: 9780195309225

ISBN-10: 0195309227

Buy from Walmart

Shipping & Pickup
Online
$10.19

In stock for:

  • Store information not available.

 Buy from Marketplace

Shipping & Additional Information

Book Information

The following content was provided by the publisher.
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:
  • Assessments to gather information about your child's learning style, study habits, and school requirements
  • Guidelines for taming that overstuffed binder and keeping it under control
  • PACK -- a four-step plan for purging and reassembling a backpack or locker
  • Instructions for organizing an at-home work space for the child who studies at a desk or the child who studies all over the house
  • Ways to help your child graduate from telling time to managing time
  • Special tips for kids with learning disabilities and kids who have two homes...and more
    "The Organized Student" is a must for any parent who has heard the words, "I can't find my homework "
  • Specifications

    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Publish Date: Jun 2005
    ISBN-13: 9780743270205
    ISBN-10: 0743270207
    Format: Paperback
    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

    Chapter outline

    Introduction
    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
    Resources
    Shopping List

    Reviews

    Review by Library Journal (2005-06-15)

    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

    (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

    Book description

    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:

    • Assessments to gather information about your child's learning style, study habits, and school requirements
    • Guidelines for taming that overstuffed binder and keeping it under control
    • PACK -- a four-step plan for purging and reassembling a backpack or locker
    • Instructions for organizing an at-home work space for the child who studies at a desk or the child who studies all over the house
    • Ways to help your child graduate from telling time to managing time
    • Special tips for kids with learning disabilities and kids who have two homes... and more

    The Organized Student is a must for any parent who has heard the words, "I can't find my homework!"

    Customer Product Reviews

     

    Gifting Plans

    Financing Offers

    Enjoy Great Financing!

    Make the most of your shopping experience with the Walmart Discover® or Walmart Credit Card.

    Save $25 when you open a Walmart® Credit Card and spend $75 today.*

    *Offer subject to credit approval

    Learn More or Apply Now

    No Payments + No Interest if Paid in Full in 6 Months!
    Enjoy no payments for 6 months. You'll have 6 months with no payments, and no interest if paid in full within 6 months on orders over $250. Otherwise, interest will be charged from the original date of purchase. Bill Me Later is the quick, easy, secure way to buy online without using your credit card. Simply select Bill Me Later at checkout. Subject to credit approval.

    See Terms