The Importance of Writing Things Down:Keeping Kids Organized
Even though this graphic was built for college age students, I think that there are some very important facts, ideas, and information that Middle School students can take from it.
Taking notes and more importantly, keeping a planner/calendar of some sort, are the biggest tools for helping students be successful. I have many students who are brilliant and hardworking, but their organization skills are not the best.
We try very hard to help students write and keep a daily planner. I have found that just writing things down is not good enough. Students should be checking their planners every night before bed and every morning before they leave for school. This daily inventory of responsibilities will create success for them.