The easiest method and best tool for test preparation is the Cornell Note Taking Method (CNM).
How long can we expect a student stay focused? If your students start looking like the one above or like this, you know you have surpassed that student’s attention span. Studies have shown that students stay focused anywhere from 5 – 30 minutes before their minds begin to wander. The […]
Overwhelmed with piles of mail? Annoyed by interest on late bill payments? This week I received a request from a woman trying to manage her piles of mail. I assured her she was not alone. According to the National Association of Professional Organizers we lose one year of better spent time searching for lost items, […]
Often students and parents complain about hours spent on homework. It has been proven that working when most focused greatly diminishes homework time and improves memory of content. (Why Can’t Students Just Pay Attention?) How to diminish homework time by increasing your focusing time? Finish a snack before beginning homework. Set out […]
When the free time of summer fades and the school year begins, adjusting to school schedules, sports practice, music lessons and dance recitals can make the fall an intimidating time of year. Sometimes it feels like an impossibility to complete all that’s on the plate. And maybe it is impossible. Maybe […]
There are numerous areas in the home where homework can be completed, but the most successful spaces are where students can remain focused without distractions (i.e. No telephone, television). The traditional desk is certainly not necessary, and a portable supply box can make any space functional. Many students like to […]