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STUDY SKILLS & HOMEWORK HABITS. LESSONS FOR A LIFETIME MICHELLE ALBRIGHT, PHD. Think beyond finishing homework and studying for a test. Our goal is to foster social skills and healthy habits for life. How do you. Procrastinate. Focus. Walking my dogs ( Procrasti -)Baking

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Study skills homework habits

STUDY SKILLS & HOMEWORK HABITS

LESSONS FOR A LIFETIME

MICHELLE ALBRIGHT, PHD


Think beyond finishing homework and studying for a test
Think beyond finishing homework and studying for a test....

Our goal is to foster social skills and healthy habits for life


How do you
How do you....

Procrastinate

Focus

Walking my dogs

(Procrasti-)Baking

Daily Mail UK

Walking my dogs

Baking


What makes procrastination good or bad
What makes procrastination “good” or “bad?”

More effective

Less effective

Helps to alleviate anxiety

Helps to generate or conserve energy

Helps to find your focus

Helps you be more efficient when you do get on task

Increases anxiety

Uses up energy

Distracts you from your task

Doesn’t support focus, organization, or efficiency


What is the best way to study
What is the best way to study?

Whatever way gets you the best grade

Whatever way helps you remember the most information

Whatever way gives you some space, some energy, and gets you to focus

Whatever way is the least anxiety provoking

Whatever way works best for you and your child


Study skills include
Study skills include

Knowing what to study

Knowing how to study

Knowing when to study

Knowing where to study

Remembering what you study

Expressing, communicating, demonstrating, and applying what you have learned


Mind your p s and a q
Mind your P’s (and a Q)

Prioritize

Plan

Place

Practice

Pause

Praise

Perspective

Query

Pursue


Clues and cues
Clues and cues

“You might want to write this down”

“This is worth repeating”

“I‘m going to write this on the board”

“Remember…”

“This is important”

“Make sure to study this....”

“I can’t emphasize this enough”

“This is going to be on the test”


Tools and tips
Tools and tips

Organizers and Planners

Check-lists and “time-do” lists

Outline, highlight, take notes

Summarize

Focus on talking instead of teaching

Make it meaningful (and maybe even fun...)

Model


Resources
Resources

US Department of Education

A range of materials including brochures and checklists on how to support children’s development, as well as briefs and guidelines regarding federal education policies.

http://www.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml

Helping your child series

http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/hyc.html

Homework tips for parents

http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/homework/homeworktips.pdf


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Resources

Great Schools

Comprehensive tips and tools for helping with homework and fostering study skills for children of all ages and abilities

http://www.greatschools.org/homework-help.topic?content=1544

Study skills and test-taking strategies for kids with learning disabilities

http://www.greatschools.org/students/academic-skills/627-study-and-test-

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National Center for Children with Learning Disabilities

Information and resources on how to promote organizational habits and study skills for children of all ages (including teens!) and abilities

http://www.ncld.org/students-disabilities/homework-study-skills

Homework tips for parents

http://www.ncld.org/students-disabilities/homework-study-skills/homework-tips-parents


Questions comments and more of me
Questions, comments, and more of me!

Youth Services

malbright@westonct.gov

Albright Educational Consulting

www.albrighteducationalconsulting.com

Mom On with Michelle

http://innovativekidsblog.wordpress.com/?s=mom+on

Weston-Redding-Easton Patch

http://westonct.patch.com/search?keywords=michelle+albright