Organization For  Success  A continuing program at  Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School Grades 6, 7, 8
<ul><li>Based on the book . . .   </li></ul><ul><li>That  </li></ul><ul><li>Crumpled Paper  </li></ul><ul><li>Was Due Last...
Ana Homayoun -  Graduate of Duke University, a private research university located in Durham NC. -   Master’s Degree in Co...
Organization For Success   Workshop Agenda: <ul><li>1.  Goal of the OLOL program  </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Academic and Perso...
1.  Goal of the Program <ul><li>Help middle school students  </li></ul><ul><li>achieve better academic results  </li></ul>...
2. Academic and Personal Goals <ul><li>-Setting goals helps students believe in their  </li></ul><ul><li>abilities and thi...
    Academic Goals <ul><li>1. Focus on improving study skills that help with  </li></ul><ul><li>organization and time mana...
  Personal Goals  <ul><li>1.  These include whatever a student may choose </li></ul><ul><li>  that he/she wants to persona...
3. The Homework Block <ul><li>-Schedule homework time and 10 min. breaks. </li></ul><ul><li>-Students maximize and focus h...
The Homework Block <ul><li>  I.  Schedule Homework  time and activities in your  Planner  on Sundays.  </li></ul><ul><li> ...
The Homework Block  (Continued) <ul><li>  VI.  Reduce or  Eliminate Multi-Tasking . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A.  Remove cell ...
4.  Organizing the Binders <ul><li>1.  Four 1.5 inch  Binders : </li></ul><ul><li>2 core subjects in 1 binder, 1 binder = ...
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Organization for Success is a program implemented for use by our middle school. The inaugural year (2010-2011) based on That Crumpled Paper was Due Laat Week by Ana Homayoun was a success! A review of the program by faculty and students resulted in a few changes. This presentation was shared with the 2011-2012 6th grade students and their families at the end of the school year.

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  1. 1. Organization For Success A continuing program at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School Grades 6, 7, 8
  2. 2. <ul><li>Based on the book . . . </li></ul><ul><li>That </li></ul><ul><li>Crumpled Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Was Due Last Week </li></ul><ul><li> Written by Ana Homayoun </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ana Homayoun - Graduate of Duke University, a private research university located in Durham NC. - Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of San Francisco. - Founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting. - Nationally recognized innovator of motivational organization and time-management strategies for junior high and high school students. - Frequent writer and lecturer on child and adolescent issues. “ Ultimately, my hope for children has always been that they are able to develop their self confidence, resiliency, and accountability so that they become active and productive members of their own community and our greater society as a whole.” - Ana Homayoun
  4. 4. Organization For Success Workshop Agenda: <ul><li>1. Goal of the OLOL program </li></ul><ul><li>2. Academic and Personal Goals </li></ul><ul><li>3. The Homework Block </li></ul><ul><li>4. Organizing the Binders </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1. Goal of the Program <ul><li>Help middle school students </li></ul><ul><li>achieve better academic results </li></ul><ul><li>with less anxiety and effort. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop strategies that lead to a Win-Win </li></ul><ul><li>situation - Better Grades - More Free Time. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2. Academic and Personal Goals <ul><li>-Setting goals helps students believe in their </li></ul><ul><li>abilities and think about what they want to </li></ul><ul><li>accomplish. </li></ul><ul><li>-Focus on shorter goals that can be achieved </li></ul><ul><li>in the one trimester or one school year. </li></ul><ul><li>-Schedule goal check-ins, and progress reports. </li></ul><ul><li>Reassess goals if necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Three Academic Goals and/or Personal Goals </li></ul>
  7. 7. Academic Goals <ul><li>1. Focus on improving study skills that help with </li></ul><ul><li>organization and time management. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Grades will get better on their own, if students </li></ul><ul><li>focus on goals that improve study skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Write in planner everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>Do homework without technology distractions. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Personal Goals <ul><li>1. These include whatever a student may choose </li></ul><ul><li> that he/she wants to personally accomplish, </li></ul><ul><li> not what others have in mind for them. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Students may want to compete with them- </li></ul><ul><li> selves to get better at something. </li></ul><ul><li> Focus on self-improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Get better at skateboarding. Improve in soccer. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 3. The Homework Block <ul><li>-Schedule homework time and 10 min. breaks. </li></ul><ul><li>-Students maximize and focus homework </li></ul><ul><li>efforts so they have more time for fun </li></ul><ul><li>activities and personal goals. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Homework Block <ul><li> I. Schedule Homework time and activities in your Planner on Sundays. </li></ul><ul><li> II. Set a Break Time before starting homework each night. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Take time to relax right after school. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Do not go online or watch TV. Do that after homework. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>III. Schedule one- or two-hour Homework Blocks for Monday - Thursday. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Start early, finish early. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Schedule two, two-hour blocks sometime between Friday, Saturday and Sunday. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IV. Do homework before Technological Distractions . </li></ul><ul><li> V. After the homework block is done, give Free Reign , (within reason) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. “Students should maximize and focus efforts so they have more time for fun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and outside activities.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Freedom to do what they want is the “crucial reward and </li></ul></ul><ul><li> motivation for students to want to be efficient and organized.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Homework Block (Continued) <ul><li> VI. Reduce or Eliminate Multi-Tasking . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Remove cell phones and computer access. (Do computer work last.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Students will be able to get more done in less time! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VII. Encourage Structured Breaks . </li></ul><ul><li> A. Break the homework block into chunks of thirty minutes. </li></ul><ul><li> B. Set a timer for ten minute breaks. (No technology) </li></ul><ul><li>VIII. Create a Technology Box . </li></ul><ul><li> A. Place cell phones, I-pods, etc in a box with a cover. </li></ul><ul><li> B. Everything is returned after finishing homework. </li></ul><ul><li> IX. Filter Outside Activities . </li></ul><ul><li> A. Engage in extracurricular activities that are meaningful. </li></ul><ul><li> B. Be mindful of not over committing! </li></ul>
  12. 12. 4. Organizing the Binders <ul><li>1. Four 1.5 inch Binders : </li></ul><ul><li>2 core subjects in 1 binder, 1 binder = encore </li></ul><ul><li>2 . Three tabbed Dividers for each binder: </li></ul><ul><li> Could be Homework, Notes, and Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Set up with teachers the first week of school. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Loose Leaf Paper </li></ul><ul><li>4. Optional File Folders to store each </li></ul><ul><li>completed Trimester’s work at home. </li></ul>

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