Encourage Independence and Responsibility-- Help your student learn to keep track of assignments and due dates in their planner and on a master calendar.
Transitioning to Middle School - website for kids http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/school/middleschool/index.html
Study Guides and Strategies--Need help with improving your study skills? Search through the index in this link for a plethora of learning strategies.
Foster Good Student Habits--Provide a special place to do homework during a specific time frame each day.
Cornell Notes -- A note taking skill that stimulates critical thinking skills and that help students remember what is said in class. Cornell Notes
Create New Friendships--Help your child foster new relationships by encouraging participation in clubs, sport teams, and social functions.
Learn to Self-Advocate--It's not too early to help your child learn to approach their teachers or counselor when they are struggling with an assignment or difficulty at school.
Prepare the Evening Before--Have a special "ready to go" place at home where backpacks, jackets, and lunch are ready to head out the door. Choose an outfit to wear the next day to alleviate slow starts in the morning.
Eat Healthy Meals and Snacks--Students are able to concentrate in school if they have an ample diet of protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables.
Enjoy the Experience--The Middle School Years will pass quickly; it's important to plan family outings and activities to help your student ease the transition and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Balance is the key!
Learning Styles Quiz - Are you an auditory, tactile, or visual learner? Click on this link to find out.