It’s been awesome meeting our new students this week!
Next week, our on-campus Learning Labs will begin.
- 4th-6th Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00-12:00
- 7th-9th Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-12:00
- 10th-12th Mondays 1:00-3:30
No matter if you’re a returning student or a new one you’ll need to find the best tools for helping you stay organized.
The Week at a Glance tool is designed to help you organize your week. Week at a Glance
To use this tool properly, you’ll need to sit down Sunday evening or Monday morning and look in each of your 6 courses for the entire week. Open up a course, then click on Course Schedule, then click on the Full Schedule tab. (Note: You won’t see this if you haven’t done the Orientation Lesson.)
Now you can see the schedule for each day. It may be that you just need to read the lesson. Often, there is also an assignment (Dropbox, Student Workroom, etc.)
Use the key below to indicate what’s due each day.
LL – Learning Lab
DB – dropbox assignment due
SW – student workroom assignment due
T – test
Q – quiz
If a box is empty that means you still have a lesson to read, but nothing to turn in that particular day. Never skip a lesson!
Your Week at a Glance might look like this:
Seeing your week like this can help you manage your time better. For example, if you have a tennis lesson, soccer practice, or Boy Scouts on Thursdays, you might want to work ahead because when looking at the Week at a Glance, you have a heavy day with three Learning Labs, two dropbox assignments, and a quiz.
You can print a blank form each week, or put it on a dry erase board. Cross off the items as you do them.
Students may need an adult to help complete this the first couple of weeks, but soon each student can become skilled and complete the Week At A Glance on their own.
Not every organization tool works for every student, but give this one a try. Commit to doing it for three weeks and see if you’re more productive with getting your school work done. You might find that you have more time to do the things you enjoy outside of school.
If you have a tool for staying organized or a study tip that works for you, please share it in the Comments box!