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School agenda: tricks to get the most out of it and for the child to organize himself better

One of the most useful tools that have become a must for school-age children are planners. And it is that it is a resource that offers a wide variety of benefits for children and also for parents.

If you want to know more about the subject, and learn some tricks to get the most out of this organization tool , continue reading.

“A school system without parents as its foundation is like a bucket with a hole in the bottom.”

– Jesse Jackson-

School diary: features

This is a very successful strategy for school-age children, although previously it was used only by some adults.

It is based on an agenda type notebook that you can buy or make yourself creating an attractive design for your children. They can decorate it, for example.

notes of all kinds

The agenda contains all the notes related to their academic life .

This allows them to organize their time much better and to be able to fulfill all the tasks and homework, study for exams… In addition, they can write down things that are pending or that they must take to class so that they do not forget.

Time management

In addition, it helps them to manage their time assertively so that they can fulfill all their academic duties and have free time for themselves without having to miss any evaluation or activity in class.

“Success is not achieved only with special qualities. It is above all a work of perseverance, method and organization.”

-JP Sergeant-

Benefits of the school agenda

Some of the outstanding benefits of the school planner are:

Organization

The key to school agendas is organization. By having everything written in one place, it is easier to take into account all pending academic activities so that nothing is left out.

In addition, it allows the little ones to be able to organize time and prioritize the most urgent tasks .

encourages responsibility

When your child is directly in charge of his pending tasks, he develops a greater sense of responsibility.

In addition, you must pay more attention in class to be able to take notes of all the activities.

“Education is about helping a child bring his or her talents to life.”

-Erich Fromm-

Create positive habits

By having to review the agenda to check the activities, positive study habits are created in the child that will allow him to improve his academic performance in general.

help parents

The benefits are not only limited to children, as they also have a positive impact for parents, not only in relation to the autonomy and responsibility that children develop, but also as a direct channel of communication with their teachers and/or schools.

Promotes autonomy

Carrying a school agenda allows children to be more autonomous and take charge of their own activities.

This can also help build her self- esteem , giving her greater independence.

“Do not spare your children the difficulties of life, rather teach them to overcome them.”

-Louis Pasteur-

Improves self-awareness

By keeping track of the activities that need to be done, children are more aware of their time and their responsibilities.

This helps them to be able to manage their time to be able to fulfill their assignments and also to be able to have free time.

Tricks to get more out of the school agenda

Highlight completed tasks

Use a striking color to place a check that indicates that the noted task has already been completed.

This helps a lot to encourage the children to complete all the activities so that they can check off everything they had planned to do.

A color for each type of task

You can encourage your child to use different colors to highlight important information .

You can choose a specific color for each task at hand, based on their priority or theme (for example, one color for notes with the tutor, another for homework, another for exams, etc.).

The use of colors also makes it very attractive for children.

Less is more: Synthesize

The idea of a school diary is to make important notes , not to make very long writings or write down absolutely everything, without filter.

Thus, the more summarized the information is, the easier it will be to read it, and the more visual it will also be if the child wants to take a quick look at it.

The inside is important

It’s also a good idea for your child to review the type of sheets the planner uses and the format they have. Some models are established with the dates of the year in particular and are ideal for organizing by day.

But if your child needs to make undated notes, perhaps a notebook type is a better option for him.

It is important that you can choose the one that best suits what you need , and even differentiate the school agenda from other types of agenda (for example, an agenda where you only write down leisure activities).

Choose an attractive design

It is important that your child can choose a notebook that is striking, that he likes, that catches his attention. Although it is true that the school usually delivers one by default, you also have the option of acquiring another type of agenda.

Thus, for example, you can buy an agenda with his favorite characters, and even use this action as a positive reinforcement for him, to reinforce an attitude, a behavior, a task…

You also have the option to print your own agenda with the designs you want.

Use proper formatting

It is important that you take into account the weight of the agenda and its size when choosing one for your child (or that he has it, if he is too old to choose).

Look for an option that is comfortable and practical , both to load it and when it comes to writing on it.

Organization by hours

Placing the activities to be carried out according to the hours of the day can be of great help for your child to organize himself well.

You can teach your child to write his tasks and activities according to the hours he is going to dedicate to each of them, or at least estimating an approximate time.

use tags

Finally, an excellent alternative to organize agendas and personalize them are labels or stickers.

There is currently a wide variety of them on the market, with as many themes and formats as you can imagine. These stickers are very attractive to the little ones, and encourage them to use and review the agenda more.

“The purpose of education is to increase the probability that what we want will happen.”

-Jose Antonio Marina-

These are just some recommendations or little tricks that can help you and your child to get the most out of school diaries.

If you have not tried using them, do not wait any longer, you will see that it results in a positive change that will help your child a lot, not only in terms of their academic life, but also for the development of their day-to-day life and their autonomy and independence. .

“Teaching requires respect for the knowledge of learners, teaching requires the embodiment of words by example, teaching requires respect for the autonomy of the being of the learner, teaching requires security, professional ability and generosity, teaching requires knowing how to listen.”

-Paulo Freire-

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