Homework case study #4: Disorganization disorder - Homework Help By Chris Colin Delicate parents, peer not into Tim Campbell's backpack. Somewhere along the way, the 13-year-old eighth-grader from Connecticut developed a habit whose roots are complex but whose consequences couldn't be clearer: utter disorganization. At its worst, Tim is as likely to produce his evening's homework assignments — forget about a finished product — as to recite War and Peace. "It was late in seventh grade that I started noticing a pattern where I could never find anything," he says. The downward spiral To hear his mother describe it, this isn't a case where the student loses his homework because secretly it's too hard. "We gave him folders, but he wasn't using them," Tim's mother says. Like so many homework problems, Tim's snowballed. "Sometimes I'd take things out of his book bag and have him put them back neatly. The diagnosis: More than carelessness Indeed, he did have his own way — it just wasn't one that worked in the context of middle school.
ERIC – World’s largest digital library of education literature Balanced Literacy Framework If you're using a Balanced Literacy approach in your classroom, you'll find these materials to be helpful. The top part of the page provides a lot of information about how to use the balanced literacy framework including a written descriptions of the components. You can find six featured freebies at the top of this page; if you are interested in jumping right to the full list of printables at the bottom of the page, click this Literacy Printables link. Featured Literacy Freebies 90 Minute Literacy Block Components 1. 2. 3. Note: Some weeks I don't use a menu, especially if I want students to do specific activities on certain days. For more ideas on how to implement and manage Literacy Stations, I recommend Debbie Diller's books Literacy Work Stations and Practice with Purpose shown at right. 60 Minute Literacy Block Suggestions Featured Literacy Mini Packs Management Strategies Reliable Timing Device - My timer is indispensable! Literacy Center Activities Balanced Literacy Printables
Improving Executive Function: Teaching Challenges and Opportunities The High Cost of Over-Packed Curriculum Standards For 21st century success, students will need skill sets far beyond those that are mandated in the densely packed standards -- and that's evaluated on bubble tests. In the near future, success will depend on accelerated rates of information acquisition. And we need to help students develop the skill sets to analyze new information as it becomes available, to flexibly adapt when facts are revised, and to be technologically fluent (as new technology becomes available). Success will also depend upon one's ability to collaborate and communicate with others on a global playing field -- with a balance of open-mindedness, foundational knowledge, and critical analysis skills so they can make complex decisions using new and changing information. We are painfully aware that the educational model has not changed to accommodate the exponentially increasing amount of information pertinent to students.
Teaching Strategies for High School: Tips from a Teacher Classroom Management and Teacher Survival These strategies deal with establishing a framework for positive teacher and student experiences. Set Clear Learning Expectations: After you've set them, communicate them, clearly. Establish Clear Behavioral Expectations: After you've established them, communicate them, clearly. Establish a Routine: Ordinary tasks, such as collecting papers, moving into groups, or getting a book off the shelf, can quickly become chaotic if there's not an established routine. Document Everything: This is especially important early in your career when administrators, students and parents may not find you as credible as your more experienced colleagues. Find a Mentor: If you're new, find a mentor.
Homework Hell? Part II: 7 Real Techniques That Work Many parents write in to EP about homework battles with their kids. They want to know what to do about a child who procrastinates or who just can’t seem to stay focused on the task at hand. This week James Lehman shares tried and true methods to get kids to sit down and do the work. If you threaten your child with punishments or use power to get him to comply, he will simply become more aggressive and more defensive as he digs in his heels—and resists even more. Homework becomes a power struggle as soon as you try to force your child to do his work and he pushes back. In the first part of this series, I talked about how you can establish the right environment and mindset in your home around schoolwork. Keep a Close Watch For a lot of kids, sending them to their rooms to do their homework is a mistake. All the advice I’m giving here is easier said than done, and I understand that. Comment By : Steve Comment By : michelle Comment By : Might work out for you too. Comment By : Gina
Teaching Strategies, Teacher Resources, Secondary Career Education, Glencoe, 2002 Teaching Strategies Your role as teacher is to create an environment in which all students can participate to the best of their abilities. One of your greatest challenges is to provide a positive learning environment for the students in your classroom. Because each student has his or her own unique set of physical and intellectual abilities, perceptions, and needs, the learning styles of your students may vary widely. Once you determine the special needs of your students, you can identify the areas of the curriculum that may present barriers to them. GiftedSecond Language LearnersStudents With Behavioral DisordersStudents With Learning DisabilitiesStudents With Physical ImpairmentsStudents With Visual ImpairmentsStudents With Hearing ImpairmentsStudents With Speech Impairments Gifted Overview Although no formal definition exists, gifted students can be described as having above average ability, task commitment, and creativity. Teaching Strategies Back To Top Second Language Learners
End the Nightly Homework Struggle - 5 Homework Strategies that Work for Kids Are you trapped in a nightly homework struggle with your child? The list of excuses can seem endless: “I don’t have any homework today.” “My teacher never looks at my homework anyway.” Pre-teens and teens often insist they have no homework even when they do, or tell parents that they’ve completed their assignments at school when they haven’t. Related: Tired of fighting over homework every night? Trying to convince your child that grades are important can be a losing battle. If you’re facing the rest of the school year with dread and irritation, you’re not alone. 5 Strategies to Get Homework Back On Track Schedule Daily Homework Time If your child often says they have no homework but their grades are poor, they may not be telling you accurate information, they may have completely tuned out their teacher’s instructions, or need to improve some other organizations skills, for example. It will be most effective if you choose the same time every day.