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Improving Academics and Behavior Tips
Studies show that suggest students with poor classroom behavior often struggle with academic skills.
• Improving Academics
o Lay out goals and priorities. Having an idea of what they want to accomplish, where they want to end up and what’s important to them before the chaos begins helps them have a proactive year.
o Get organized. A daily planner, organizational folders and a clean study area are all a must.
Back To School Tips
Organizing School Work and Assignments
o Learn from mistakes. Don’t become crippled over an error. Rather, gain experience from it and see it simply as a stepping stone.
When things go wrong
o Establish a work ethic and determination with other tasks. Learning how to be dedicated and responsible through summer jobs and other activities at home can easily carry over into the way your student views their education.
o Don’t procrastinate. This can be deadly. Teach your students good habits like doing their homework directly after school, taking the weight off their shoulders for the rest of the evening.
12 Reasons Why Students Procrastinate
• Improving Behavior
o Get involved. Going to school is much more rewarding when you’re involved and have school spirit. It goes by fast, so make the most of it.
o Don’t forget that social lives and hobbies are important. Despite the chaos the school year may bring, it’s important to save some time for the meaningful relationships around you and participate in things that make you happy.
o Be open with emotions and struggles. If they are struggling in school, don’t be afraid to reach out and get help from teachers and tutors.
Understanding Your Child’s Emotions
Prevention Intervention Center
Middle school can be a very difficult time for students and their families. It is a time full of changes and challenges. At times life can be overwhelming for everyone. Prevention Intervention is a department of the Cobb County School District that specializes in helping students and families coping with challenging situations. At the Prevention Intervention Center’s webpage you can find resources for students having significant problems such as:
To contact Prevention Intervention, contact your school counselor or visit their webpage: Prevention Intervention Center