Clean out the Backpack Once a Week
For many students, the school backpack can become a combination of luggage, file cabinet, and trash receptacle. Our suggestion is that on Sunday night, students completely empty their backpacks and go through each binder. Dump the trash, pull out the papers you need to keep on file at home for […]
Where you Sit In Class Can Make a Big Difference!
Little things can make a big difference. Sitting in the front row, close to the teacher, can have a significant impact on a student’s grade. By sitting closer to the front, students can make eye-contact with the teacher, hear the lesson more clearly, keep their attention focused, get a better […]
Communicate with your teacher outside of class!
If you are struggling in a class, let your teachers know that you are working on getting back on track. Keep them updated with your small accomplishments along the way and they will be impressed with your efforts. Share your goals with your teacher like, “I am committed to raising […]
Use your daily planner to avoid being overwhelmed by work!
It only takes one or two missing assignments to feel overwhelmed, as if you are in a hole you can’t dig out of. A simple solution – start with the daily planner. If there is one thing that separates students who are calmly managing their load and those who are […]
Discovering Your Inner Grit
While simply putting more hours into study and improving study strategies will improve overall academic performance, helping a student realize for themselves that their attitude and character may also need work can be hugely beneficial for the rest of their lives. A fun yet rigorous way to pave the way […]
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