Free Tools for Helping Students to Plan and Organize for School

Posted by Erica Warren on

Developing excellent study strategies is all about planning and organization. But what most teachers and parents don't know is that the part of the brain that assists with planning, time management, and organization, called executive functioning, is not fully developed until students reach their early twenties.  

Student organizing her bookbag

Helping Students with Planning and Organization

For most young learners, adults need to help create a structured plan and provide assistance when prepping and gathering materials for school. Checklists, graphic organizers, step by step procedures, strategies and more are often required to help develop executive functioning skills, but many adults are overwhelmed with other responsibilities, and it can be difficult to find the time to take on this role.  

Would you like to read about some other strategies for developing organizational and planning skills for students?  CLICK HERE

Executive Functioning Coaching

Would You Like Some FREE Sample Resources?

I have created a free sampling of 9 printable resources that can help jump start the process.  This FREEBIE includes:

  • a planning long term assignments handout
  • a test preparation handout
  • a reading strategies handout
  • a graphic writing organizing 
  • a high school writing organizer
  • a grade tracker
  • and a variety of planner sheet options

Comprehensive Planning, Time Management and Organization Publication

To learn more about helping students with executive functioning skills and acquiring a 179 page resource with printable handouts, consider purchasing Planning Time Management and Organization for Success.  This digital download offers methods and materials that guide and support learners in the areas of learning strategies, time management, planning and organization (executive functioning skills).  It offers agendas, questionnaires, checklists, as well as graphic organizers.  You will also glean advice and handouts for reading, math, memory, motivation, setting priorities and incentives programs.   Finally, I offer a  free video on executive functioning.  

Planning, Time Management for Students

I hope you find this post helpful.  If you have any questions or thoughts, please leave a comment.

memory resources

Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.

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