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  • Clean Sweep: Organize for Success Angela M. Housand, Ph. D.University of North Carolina Wilmington Pitt County PAGE
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  • How do you organize yourself, your materials, your responsibilities?
  • Is your space picture perfect?
  • Is your space picture perfect?
  • Functional but Imperfect?
  • Functional but Imperfect?
  • Not Quite Functional?
  • Not Quite Functional?
  • Are You a Filer?
  • Are You a Piler?
  • Are You Visual Organizer?
  • Out of sight out of mind?
  • How much time do you spend?
  • Now you want to know: How can I get my son ordaughter to be organized?
  • Getting Organized in the 21st Century
  • D D I I G V I IMMIGRANTS I T D A E LNATIVES
  • Cognitive overstimulation that interferes with our ability to “think” (Toffler, 1970, p. 350)
  • So, in addition to what theteacher wants them to track, manage, and remember…
  • The First Step… Manage Time & Materials
  • (Eduventures, 2008)
  • (NPR March 16, 2011)
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure
  • Organizational Strategies• Keep a “TO DO” List  Prioritize  Completion check box  Deadline driven  Revised regularly
  • Organizational Strategies• Keep a “TO DO” List  Prioritize  Completion check box  Deadline driven  Revised regularly• YES, YES, YES!
  • Google Calendar Supports Time management Sequencing  Setting Priorities  Notification of Deadlines
  • Organizational Strategies• Notebooks  Loose Leaf Binders with Dividers  Checking notebooks is necessary  Both parents and teachers participated when a student struggled
  • Organizational Strategies• Notebooks  Loose Leaf Binders with Dividers  Checking notebooks is necessary  Both parents and teachers participated when a student struggled• NO MORE!
  • Organizational Strategies• When a student struggled with being organized a teacher might:  Allow them to keep a copy of materials at home  Require the use of an assignment log that is checked daily or weekly  Give positive reinforcement
  • Organizational Strategies• No Need for Modifications!  A copy at home  No Need for Assignment Log  Instruction time is VALUABLE!  Less need for positive reinforcement – Now praise can be used for creative productivity…
  • Ozair Patel13-year-oldBright but loses things(e.g. handouts, notices)
  • Ozair Patel13-year-oldBright but loses things(e.g. handouts, notices)
  • Ozair Patel
  • Ozair Patel
  • Ozair Patel
  • How Much Space? 2GB FREEInstall on Invite Share Install another a friend or a on yourcomputer. colleague. folder. phone.
  • Shout Out!Give me a number between 1 and 10…
  • Organizational Strategies• The Environment  Specific location for work  Location should be distraction-free  Set aside a specific time  Daily, regardless of whether there is homework or not  Supplies and resources available and accessible
  • Organizational Strategies• The Environment  Specific location for work  Location should be distraction-free  Set aside a specific time  Daily, regardless of whether there is homework or not  Supplies and resources available and accessible• Still true, but…
  • Organizational Strategies• The Environment  Specific location for work, but realize the digital environment is mobile  Location should be distraction-free, limit connectivity but not access to information  Set aside a specific time, and work to increase focus  Daily,but “down time” is good too  Supplies and resources available online with access to the internet
  • Honor Diversity of StyleHelp students find an organizationalsystem the fits their “style”Encourage them to develop their ownsystemsAllow trial and error: Have patience togive system ideas a fair chance
  • Overwhelming?
  • Functional for Al Gore!
  • What constitutes success in the 21st Century?
  • People Will Have To…Collaborate Create & Innovate Solve Real Problems Communicate Effectively Persevere Despite Obstacles
  • Questions?
  • • Tied to his or her identity• Personally interesting• Integral to his or her vision of the future• Viewed as useful (Eccles & Wigfield)
  • Behavior Contracts Mutual agreement between parent and young person An opportunity for a young person so function somewhat independently Increases responsibility for his or her own actions Provides some freedom for the her in acquiring skills and understandings
  • Behavior Contracts Include: A goal component (The “what”) An actions component (The “how”) A time line (The “when”) Specification of expectations • Criteria for successful completion • Criteria for quality Signatures of agreement to terms (Young Person and Parents)
  • Consequences:Behavior contracts set positive consequences Example: continued freedomThey also set negative consequences Example: less freedom