Get Organized for Back to School

Are you getting the kids (or yourself) ready to go back to school?  It’s a great time to get things at home (and in the home office) under control, and start the year off with a bang!

Recently I participated in a webcast put on by Office Max, featuring Peter Walsh.   He had a teacher, parent and a couple students joining him as they discussed strategies on how to help students get organized.  Here’s the video*, followed by some notes.  Enjoy!

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Tips for Home
1) Find the Vision you have for a Space
2) Make Organization a Family Value
3) Use the Right Tools for Great Organization

Tips for Organizing Your Child
1) Show that you Value Organization
2) Establish Clear Limits and Routines
3) Always ‘Finish the Cycle’ (Complete a Task)

Tips for the Classroom
1) Establish Clear Routines
2) Involve Kids with Classroom Organization
3) Use Words, Pictures and Color to help Organize

*You will need Microsoft Silverlight to watch this video.  Also, the video won’t play in Google Chrome, so use Firefox or IE.

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