Are you looking for ways to keep your students organized during distance learning? If so, keep reading.
- Give sufficient transition time between learning activities for the student to organize their learning materials.
- Teach the student time management skills. Get the student to make a daily plan and follow it. Urge the student to avoid becoming distracted by activities, impulses, and moods.
- Give the student oral reminders of appropriate learning materials required for each learning experience.
- Teach the student to prioritize tasks according to importance, length, etc.
- Praise the student for having appropriate learning materials for specific learning activities : (a) give the student a tangible reward (e.g., privileges such as leading the line, handing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, etc.), or (b) give the student an intangible reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.).
- Teach the student how to safeguard rather than waste learning materials (e.g., amount of glue, paper, tape, etc., to use; putting lids, caps, tops on such learning materials as markers, pens, bottles, jars, cans, etc.).
- Draft an agreement with the student stipulating what behavior is required (e.g., having appropriate learning materials for specific learning activities ) and which reinforcement will be implemented when the agreement has been met.
- Get the student to create and keep one list of things to do to organize and focus on what needs to be accomplished for a specific task, day, etc.
- Consider using an education app to help the student sharpen their organizational skills. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.