If you missed the Parent Support Session this week, this blog post is for you!
We discussed how to train your student to use two tools to stay organized.
The Daily Checklist
Students can use this tool each day to stay on track and avoid skipping around in their courses. This tool will direct students to complete each necessary task within each course before moving on to another one.
Students should start with their hardest subject either first or second in the morning. It’s important to work all the way through each course before moving on to another. Take notes as necessary in each course. Remember that each lesson should take about an hour to complete; that means you are reading EVERY WORD, watching video clips, following links, and taking notes to learn the material being presented. Take a short 15-20 minute break after completing two courses.
The 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 Content, then Course Schedule, then click on the Full Schedule tab.
Now you can see the schedule for each day. It may be that you only need to read the lesson. Often, there is also an assignment (Dropbox, Student Workroom, etc.) required.
Use the key below to indicate what’s due each day.
LL – Learning Lab
DB – dropbox assignment due
SW – student workroom assignment due
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:
Parents and students can view this short video where I discuss these tools. http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/ie327
I gave all the 4th, 5th, and 7th grade students a laminated copy of the Daily Checklist. If you need another one and/or want a laminated copy of the Week at a Glance, please contact me and I’ll send them home with your student next week.
Have a great weekend!