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At Understood.org, Amanda Morin makes these four suggestions (I’ve added a comment or two):
1] Catalog by Class: students can use different colored binders/folders for each separate class. Make headers on papers showing topic and date. Utilize file pockets; identify which pockets will keep ‘pages to be dealt with,’ ‘pages to hand in,’ ‘pages to be filed into a binder/folder.’
2] Have one dedicated space at home where student stores school materials: it’s difficult to stay organized if notebooks, notes, textbooks and writing utensils are scattered through the house. Have a dedicated desk if possible, but if not, a shelf or cabinet where these can always be found.
3] Create a system for study materials: the system might be as simple as a shoebox filled with paper, pencils, highlighters, staplers, clips, scissors. After finishing work, you or your student restocks the supplies and sharpens pencils for next time. A lot of time is wasted searching for these things.
4] Type up class notes: if a student types notes, they are easier to read. But typing them also helps build memory. In addition, if he emails them to himself he’s got them at school in case he forgets to bring them to class. Or: use a cloud service (e.g. Google Drive or Dropbox) to access school documents from anywhere with an Internet connection!
Amanda Morin is a parent advocate and former teacher, and the author of The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education.
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