Clean Sweep: Organize for Success

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  • 80% five year olds access the internet at least once a week
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  • Clean Sweep: Organize for Success

    1. 1. Clean Sweep: Organize for Success Angela M. Housand, Ph. D.University of North Carolina Wilmington Pitt County PAGE
    2. 2. angelahousand.com
    3. 3. How do you organize yourself, your materials, your responsibilities?
    4. 4. Is your space picture perfect?
    5. 5. Is your space picture perfect?
    6. 6. Functional but Imperfect?
    7. 7. Functional but Imperfect?
    8. 8. Not Quite Functional?
    9. 9. Not Quite Functional?
    10. 10. Are You a Filer?
    11. 11. Are You a Piler?
    12. 12. Are You Visual Organizer?
    13. 13. Out of sight out of mind?
    14. 14. How much time do you spend?
    15. 15. Now you want to know: How can I get my son ordaughter to be organized?
    16. 16. Getting Organized in the 21st Century
    17. 17. D D I I G V I IMMIGRANTS I T D A E LNATIVES
    18. 18. Cognitive overstimulation that interferes with our ability to “think” (Toffler, 1970, p. 350)
    19. 19. So, in addition to what theteacher wants them to track, manage, and remember…
    20. 20. The First Step… Manage Time & Materials
    21. 21. (Eduventures, 2008)
    22. 22. (NPR March 16, 2011)
    23. 23. Infrastructure
    24. 24. Infrastructure
    25. 25. Infrastructure
    26. 26. Infrastructure
    27. 27. Infrastructure
    28. 28. Infrastructure
    29. 29. Organizational Strategies• Keep a “TO DO” List  Prioritize  Completion check box  Deadline driven  Revised regularly
    30. 30. Organizational Strategies• Keep a “TO DO” List  Prioritize  Completion check box  Deadline driven  Revised regularly• YES, YES, YES!
    31. 31. Google Calendar Supports Time management Sequencing  Setting Priorities  Notification of Deadlines
    32. 32. Organizational Strategies• Notebooks  Loose Leaf Binders with Dividers  Checking notebooks is necessary  Both parents and teachers participated when a student struggled
    33. 33. Organizational Strategies• Notebooks  Loose Leaf Binders with Dividers  Checking notebooks is necessary  Both parents and teachers participated when a student struggled• NO MORE!
    34. 34. 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
    35. 35. 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…
    36. 36. Ozair Patel13-year-oldBright but loses things(e.g. handouts, notices)
    37. 37. Ozair Patel13-year-oldBright but loses things(e.g. handouts, notices)
    38. 38. Ozair Patel
    39. 39. Ozair Patel
    40. 40. Ozair Patel
    41. 41. How Much Space? 2GB FREEInstall on Invite Share Install another a friend or a on yourcomputer. colleague. folder. phone.
    42. 42. Shout Out!Give me a number between 1 and 10…
    43. 43. 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
    44. 44. 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…
    45. 45. 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
    46. 46. 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
    47. 47. Overwhelming?
    48. 48. Functional for Al Gore!
    49. 49. What constitutes success in the 21st Century?
    50. 50. People Will Have To…Collaborate Create & Innovate Solve Real Problems Communicate Effectively Persevere Despite Obstacles
    51. 51. Questions?
    52. 52. • Tied to his or her identity• Personally interesting• Integral to his or her vision of the future• Viewed as useful (Eccles & Wigfield)
    53. 53. 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
    54. 54. 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)
    55. 55. Consequences:Behavior contracts set positive consequences Example: continued freedomThey also set negative consequences Example: less freedom

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