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Organization and Habits combine to powerfully leverage a student’s time, consequently raising grades and lowering stress. Introduce your High School student to both with this 4-day course.
Students who “own” their own schedule make life better for themselves and others. By implementing solid systems of organization, while building good habits (and perhaps breaking a few bad habits), students can better utilize their time. This improves their grades, as well as their relationships with others. Stress is reduced for both parent and student when good habits combine with a clear system. This course gives the resources and instruction for a High Schooler to seize this opportunity.
Day 1 ~ Assessing Your Schedule
Class Times vs Study Blocks
Atomic Habits ~ Fundamentals
Day 2 ~ Setting Up Your Calendar
Normal vs Anomalies
Digital Calendar Basics
Atomic Habits ~ 1st & 2nd Laws
Day 3 ~ Tracking Your Assignments/Tasks
Self Discipline & Self Control
Conditional Formatting in Spreadsheets
Atomic Habits ~ 3rd & 4th Laws
Day 4 ~ Maintaining Your System
It all depends on YOU
Atomic Habits ~ Advanced
Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear ISBN-13: 978-1804222133 (https://amzn.to/3G1o2mm)
Note: Siblings may share a copy, as long as each has time to review the sections assigned or they work together.
This book is a supplement to this course and only certain portions will be assigned, yet reading the whole book is highly recommended prior/post to this course. It could be used as a family activity for older students and parents.
Online: Google Resources — Access to a Google Account
Note: This can/should be shared with a parent.
Google Calendar is utilized as a resource. Other digital calendars can be used by students, but the instructions/examples will reference Google Calendar. A Google Sheet Template will be available to registered students.
Homework: Students should plan around 2 hours per day outside of class to review materials.