Friday, December 2, 2011

A Simplified Approach for All Students

Recently, a "regular student" approached me in absolute panic! With tears in her eyes, she told me that he had received half the value that he truly believes is lower than that obtained. I explained to him that the teacher did, indeed, make mistakes from time to time, but it is relatively easy to solve the problem. All students have to do is take all the duties assessed him, tests and quizzes for the master and ask him to re-calculate the grade. Unfortunately, the "regular student" is a throw in assessed work habits when teachers return. In accordance with the form, this student has made no paper in the file and, therefore, had no way to verify its values, or explore the possibility of teacher-generated errors.

This is a difficult lesson to learn, but students are not entirely to blame. Children, at a very early age, came to depend on adults to keep track of important information. By nature, mothers and fathers are responsible for ensuring children get to school on time, go to the doctor for routine check-up, clean up his room, etc. Ultimately, however, there are times when a young student should begin to assume a modicum of responsibility and independence. Thus, sooner or later students will find that adults are not perfect. Unfortunately, too often children come to this realization through the episode as described above.

This is why it is essential that a student begin to use the scheme of the organization when he started school (kindergarten is not too early to start organizing a job). Parents can not rely on the school system to teach children organizational skills. That's not to say that all schools at all ignoring this problem. Unfortunately, some schools are not, indeed, make a token effort to help students to organize themselves, fall short of doing a complete job and almost always fail to strengthen the process throughout the school year. The school may, for example, give students a "planner" (often an organizational tool that schools only have to provide). In many cases, however, both teachers and counselors take the time to show students how to use a planner or to verify that students have used the planners at all! This applies both to public and private schools alike. Many private schools are the most expensive, after selling the parents in the schools' organizational skills and a rigid program of study, "do nothing to teach students to use and maintain these essential skills.

Because the school has been regularly ignored to emphasize the importance of adopting an efficient organizational scheme, students have come to a natural conclusion that the organization is not important. In fact, students are often denied their implementing any "outside" the organization chart by asking, "Why do I have to do this, the teacher does not make me do it!" The sad truth is that so many teachers do not realize the impact that the organization (or lack thereof) has a student's performance.

And what about the students who try hard to get organized. He had to take a trial-and-error to this issue, because no one ever showed him only what works and what does not work. Let me give you an example. Students often will buy a notebook wire-bound or glue-bound some believe that a separate notebook for each class is a good way to organize one's work.

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