Where Is My Notebook? Teaching Organization Skills That Last

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Shari Gent, M.S., NCED, Education Specialist Shari Gent, M.S., NCED, Education Specialist, serves with the Diagnostic Center, Northern California, California Department of Education. Shari conducts trainings in behavioral and educational strategies for students with ADHD in 351 school districts throughout Northern California. In addition, as part of an interdisciplinary team, she provides psycho-educational assessments for a wide variety of students. Shari is the parent of a young adult with ADHD, serves on the editorial advisory board of Attention Magazine, is a CHADD chapter coordinator, and a "Parent to Parent" teacher. Shari was chosen as Educator of the Year by CHADD. ADDitude Magazine ADHD Awareness Expert Webinars - www.additudemag.com/webinars

Where Is My Notebook?

Teaching Organization Skills that Last Shari L. Gent, M.S. NCED Diagnostic Center, Northern California California Department of Education

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Shari Gent, MS NCED Diagnostic Center, Northern California California Department of Education

www.dcn-cde.ca.gov • 25 years experience in the public schools • Educational diagnostician and teacher trainer • Provides training and consultations throughout Northern California • Parent of a young adult with ADHD • 2014 CHADD Educator of the Year

Five Steps to Organization that Lasts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Know your student’s organizational style Stay calm, cool and collected Establish home-school communication Teach time management Provide structure so your child can create

Color

Chocolate vs. Jelly

Sweet vs. Sour

Understand your child’s organizational style • Visual Organizer • Spatial Organizer • Sequential Organizer

To survey your child’s organization style: http://advocate4kids.blogspot.com/2011/05/does-my-child-haveorganizational-style.html

Martin Kutscher & Marcella Moran. Organizing the Disorganized Child.

Visual Organizer • • • •

Respond well to color and other visual cues Uncomfortable with clutter Need to have all materials needed within sight Remembers missing items in relationship to where they were last seen

Spatial Organizer • Like movement. Is sensitive to feelings in self and others • Needs to clear off space before starting work • Needs to have all materials within reach • Remembers missing items in relationship to the place they were last used

Sequential Organizer • Thinks in chronological order and sequential steps • Work area has piles of papers. • Gets upset if their piles are disturbed or changed • Thinks of missing items in relationship to the time they had it

K. I. S. S.

Children and teens with ADHD • Have a neurological handicap in the area of executive function • Are up to 30% delayed in the area of organization • Need prosthesis for organization until they can do it themselves

It’s all about relationship

COMMAND Center

Command Center: What to include • • • • • • •

Calendar Sports schedules Medical records Family rules Emergency contacts Behavioral “star” charts Chore lists

Launchpad

Launch Pad: What to include • • • • • • • • •

Clock Individual calendars Individual “To Do” lists Charging station Backpacks, backpack maps, lists Keys Sports equipment Money Lunch

Before

After

Communicate • • • •

Find a point person E-mail, texting Phonecalls Websites

A Word about Planners

Elementary School: My Time Planner

Middle School Planner APP: myHomework

High School Planner APP: iStudiezPro

Zippered Binders Keep the Papers In

Take Home

Turn In

Binder Alternative: Accordion File System

1. Label each section by subject 2. Leave a section at the front for “Take Home” homework and for “Turn In” homework 3. Take time every Friday to “download” your papers into binders designated for each subject

Consider color coding by subject www.pendaflex.com http://www.wayfair.com/ESSELTE-Pendaflex-HangingPendaflex desk free hanging organizer with Vertical-File-System-Letter case: www.pendaflex.com

BEFORE

AFTER

Time management steps 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Plan Set priorities Analyze the task Estimate the time needed Do and time the task Record and revise

Name Frankie Task multiplication time table

Date 2-7-14

Estimated time: 10 minutes

Actual time: 20 minutes Difference: +10 minutes (subtract) Steps: 1Get pencil, graph paper, eraser and stopwatch. 2Start the stopwatch. 3Number 1-12 in each square across the top. 4Number 1-2 down the side and put in the X sign. 5Multiply diagonally and write in the products. 6Stop the watch and record the time.

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/time -limit-classroom-strategy

Sarah Ward www.cognitiveconnectionstherapy.com

Create checklists • For younger children and visual organizers use pictures

• For sequential organizers, middle schoolers and teens use short lists of no more than four items

Checklists • Post task checklists where the activity takes place

• Laminate • Be sure to include a photo or picture of the the completed task

Make thoughts visible …

Kidspiration (K-5) iPad and Mac Inspiration 9 (grades 6-adult) iPad and Mac Webspiration (all grades) Chromebooks

Take charge of the internet • Use parental controls – EXAMPLE: Safe Eyes www.internetsafety.com – Internet Explorer http://www.wikihow.com/Restrict-Web-BrowsingUsing-Internet-Explorer

• SelfControl: selfcontrolapp.com • Rescue Time: rescuetime.com

Got questions? We got answers!

www.askaspecialist.ca.gov/

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Shari Gent, M.S. NCED Education Specialist Diagnostic Center, Northern California [email protected]

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