How do you define organization?
Break down long-term assignments into smaller tasks & set deadlines. Prioritize tasks & focus on one thing at a time. Keep track of school & extracurricular activities with a planner. Color Coding: Using colors to code which items should have more focus
Organizational Strategies for High School
High schools in the U.S. are constantly changing their strategies to make sure that students are successful. For example, many schools now use a competency-based approach to learning, which allows students to progress through material at their own pace. Organizing your schoolwork doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Some strategies that work well for high school students are time management, setting goals, and breaking down tasks into smaller chunks. High schools are also experimenting with new ways to help students stay organized, such as assigning a personal advisor that helps students plan their days and work on their goals.
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Work together in pairs: What organizational strategies have you implemented this semester to help manage your workload in high school?
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What is the purpose of using a planner?
- To keep track of assignments and deadlines
- To doodle during class
- To write down phone numbers
What are some benefits of using color-coding systems to organize notes?
- It saves time
- It helps with memory retention and organization
- It makes notes look pretty
Which method is best for organizing digital files?
- Deleting all files
- Leaving all files in the same folder
- Creating folders and subfolders
Why is it important to prioritize tasks when creating a to-do list?
- So that you know which tasks are most important and can focus on them first
- So that you can avoid doing difficult tasks
- So that you can procrastinate more effectively
What is the benefit of breaking large projects into smaller, manageable parts?
- It saves time
- It makes the project more difficult
- It reduces stress and makes the project seem less overwhelming
These are the last couple of weeks before finals. Make a to do list for the last couple of weeks. What should be on the list? Clues: • Plan and prioritize tasks based on deadline and importance. These are the last couple of weeks before finals. Make a to do list for the last couple of weeks. What should be on the list? • Think ahead and plan for any upcoming tests or projects. • Draw on the resources around you, like friends and family. Complete before the end of class: A. Download the app 'MinimaList' on your phone B. Create a to-do list for these last couple of weeks C. Add the app as a widget on your home screen once you have completed the to-do list