Regardless of age, organizational skills are something every student should learn. It can affect their success in the later grades, and your sanity throughout all of their schooling. If you build good habits early on, it will be much easier to maintain them later.
Sleep is an important part of anyone’s day. It’s the only time when a person’s body and mind truly regenerates, and when your student doesn’t get enough it can have a big impact on their day. This is particularly true of teens who, after a long day of school, aren’t always ready for bed as early as they should be. Regardless of age, it’s important for your student to create healthy sleeping habits as it’s easier than trying to change unhealthy ones later.
Chances are, you’ve heard of project based learning (PBL). Either from your student, their friends, or from their teachers. However, you may not have a full understanding of what this looks like in action and how it may benefit your student.
Carol Dweck’s research on Growth Mindset has been around for decades, and her book on the topic is nearly ten years old. However, it is just in the last few years that this concept has really begun to take off and become ingrained within school cultures. This powerful concept can have a huge impact on your student’s perception of themselves and their abilities, so it’s important to understand how you can foster and support this mindset.