I spent a lot of time in my workshops and workshops, by phone and by email on homework content. Actually, I'm spending a lot of time listening to parents complaining that their child protection efforts are driving all crazy people!
Many students find it hard to find that when they are finally put down to do their homework they are ready. No wonder they do not want to do it! Organizing will help reduce drainage, bad attitude, postponement and rebellion.
Home layout makes life easier for everyone.
This is a homework guide that I use as a student, teacher and parent. Print this list and read it with your children. Then send it to the fridge and refer often to the fact that everyone (parents, children, baby bags, grandparents and grandparents) are on the same organized page.
- Write every single homework project in one place. I strongly recommend using a wired or wire notebook – definitely NOT loose leaf binder. I do not care how careful you are, pages will fall out and then? You will not know what to do nor when to do it! Sleek notebook is fine, but diary or diary is best. Some schools even provide this to students. Use it.
- Write down home assignments when you get them. This is mainly for older students who change classes and teachers, but it's a good habits for everyone. If the teacher says, "Oh, tonight I want you to read Chapter 4," write it down to your laptop.
- Write your first priority for a project or paper – even if you have a script or lesson plan. Handouts disappear (I think they have loose socks) but you will still know what to do and when to do it if you have written everything in your home page.
- Keep all the homework projects of the day together in one place. Do not have a special place or page for math, another to write, etc. You want to see everything in one place.
- Check your homework book Three (3) hours a day: Before leaving school (or each type), make sure you have everything (books, paper, content, etc.). You need it later.