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The ABCs of Organizing for Students
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 3:17 PM
This school year, teach your children the most valuable lesson they will ever learn: how to be organized. Long after state capitals and algebraic equations are forgotten, the ability to organize one's time and belongings will serve your student well. Why Get Organized? Being organized increases productivity, improves student achievement and reduces stress... Read More...
Tame the Back-to-School Clutter Explosion
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 8:02 PM
If back-to-school is adding up to a clutter explosion in your home, you'll love our easy-as-ABC lessons for taming the chaos. Designate a Drop Spot: Backpacks and sports gear can easily engulf a home; pick a convenient drop spot for off-loading when the kids arrive home. Make it easy to make it stick: a simple hall bench; set of cubbies or even wall hooks... Read More...
Best Back-to-School Apps
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 10:24 PM
Back-to-school used to mean stocking up on new pencils and notebooks. Now you can better your back-to-school organization with apps that do everything from track time logged on homework to providing free access to costly textbooks. See our round-up of A-plus apps for more useful tools. Top 10 Back-to-School iPhone Applications : This selection of apps features... Read More...
Back-to-School as an Adult
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 2:50 PM
Back-to-school conjures up images of kids toting backpacks stuffed with brand new marble composition notebooks. But back-to-school needn't be just for the small-fry set. Savvy adults know that being a life-long learner reaps both professional dividends and personal enrichment. So this fall take time to investigate continuing education and professional development... Read More...
Tips for A Great School Year
Monday, September 19, 2011 5:40 PM
New notebooks, check. Backpack, check. Refusing to over schedule...a work in progress. Smart parents know the back-to-school checklist should include more than just school supplies. Create the framework for a successful school year with the following checklist. Great Expectations: Sit down with your students and discuss your expectations for the school year.... Read More...
Top 10 Back-to-School Products for Tweens and Up
Monday, August 29, 2011 1:32 PM
1. Livescribe Pen: Write your class notes while recording what you miss with digital recorder pens. How cool is that? Be sure to ask your teacher's permission before recording. 2. Alarms: Forget your parent's snooze button. There's a battery of creative alarm clocks on the market these days: opt for a fire alarm ring, clocks that talk and even one... Read More...
Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Organized
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:28 PM
Back-to-school shopping catalogs are flooding the mailbox. Time to think about getting the kids organized for school and the fall sports season. Smart parents keep busy households organized with these top ten tips. 1. Designate a Drop Spot: Backpacks and sports gear can easily engulf a home; designate a convenient drop spot for off-loading when the kids arrive... Read More...
Handling School Cutbacks
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 2:28 PM
School budget cuts are headline news as at least 46 states slash funds to address budget shortfalls . With federal stimulus money set to end this school year, teachers and students will have to do more with less. This isn't news to anyone who found basics such as paper towels, baby wipes and Clorox on back-to-school-shopping lists. When schools can't... Read More...
Back-to-School Communications
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 2:22 PM
Summer is a time of togetherness for many families. With the back-to-school season now in full swing keeping up communications becomes more of a juggle. But as multi-tasking moms and dads know, juggling is just one of the many skills in the parenting arsenal. So take time to make time: schedule one-on-one time with each child in the family and set up regular... Read More...
Harness Back-to-School Energy
Monday, August 30, 2010 2:01 PM
Back to school season means unsullied notebooks and squeaky clean chalkboards. Fall is a fresh start. Tap into that "anything is possible" energy and set your students - and yourself - on an organized, productive path this season. Get in Gear... Read More...

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