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Organization is essential to independence in our students. There is nothing more aggravating to a student about to write a report, or do a needed experiment, or make Syrian dish and they can’t find the materials they need. That leads to dependence on their teacher and stifles their ability to move forward on their own.
As we look into the importance of organization, I thought it would be good to look back at what we have discussed so far.
- Encouraging creativity: helping youth learn to make good choices and survive bad ones.
- Answering Questions: Learning how to answer questions asked.
- Acceptance is the start: accepting who we and our students are.
What to organize
If you were to ask my son, currently a ravenous almost 15 year old, what he likes that I have organized…. SNACKS! He loves that I buy snacks, that I make snacks, that I have easy access to creating snacks.
In case you think we are snack happy in this household, I have a hubby who works late shift and as a picky eater often can’t figure out what to eat until he has something in his belly. Snacks help him think. They seem to do the same with my lad, a quick snack rejuvenates him nicely.
As important as snacks are, having at hand things like his books. He does have his own system of organization in his room.
I also his curriculum organized that isn’t currently in immediate use.
Keeping all science related items in one area has been incredibly helpful as he has studied biology this year. A great place for microscope supplies, tinting agents, and other needs.
How do you make it easier for your students to be independent? Have you also discovered that organization is essential to independence?
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