This sheet is designed for any school staff to use after attending a Tooled Up talk or watching a webinar as part of your CPD. Use it to make notes and to prompt discussion with your colleagues.
This teacher guidance accompanies the video resource “Practising Being Organised” and takes you through how to implement this video in class, step by step. It has been created with 11-12 year olds in mind. It encourages young people to consider what it feels like when we are disorganised and how putting a little effort into organisation can make our everyday lives less stressful. It goes on to provide lots of easily actionable tips for getting practised at being organised.
Once children start secondary school, it might become more challenging for them to keep track of the homework they have due in, prioritise their tasks effectively and remember all the things that they need for their school day. Our planner can help you child to build self-efficacy in these critical organisational skills. Print it out and encourage your child to use the traffic light system to organise their tasks in order of priority. Pin it to a noticeboard or on the fridge – somewhere they’ll see it everyday.
Goal setting can boost self-esteem and confidence. Encourage children and teens to use our planner over the summer to set some achievable targets for the school year ahead. It’s a good idea to prompt them to think broadly. They could consider skills they want to improve, activities they want to try, school work goals, having fun and acts of kindness.
Goal setting can boost self-esteem and confidence. Encourage children and young people to use our new planner to set some achievable targets for the year ahead. It’s a good idea to prompt them to think broadly. They could consider skills they want to improve, activities they want to try, school work goals, having fun and acts of kindness.
Without a little bit of planning, school holidays can whizz by. Encourage children to make the most of them by setting a few goals and noting down things that they’d like to do, experience or achieve. Have a family chat and use this template to work out what you’d all like to spend time doing over the break.
All children will complain of being bored from time to time. Use our list of activities to make suggestions for children of all ages. You can also download a PDF, including all 100 ideas. You could cut them out and pop them in a ‘boredom jar’. Any time that your child feels bored, they can pick one out and have a go! If you make a jar, save the PDF, or refer back to this page for links to external resources.
We may have less time now that things are starting to return to some level of normality, but having personal goals is a great idea for all of us. Here are some ideas that teens can start to tick off. Enjoy!
Get your teen into the right mindset for learning with this printable A4 planner, which will nudge them towards a positive mental attitude and hopefully towards success!
Here are some suggested goals for younger children to aim for. Parents, please make sure you are happy with the list before giving it to your children. Amend as necessary. Don’t forget to praise them for trying anything new!