Even though it's beautiful outside, and the school year is winding down, it's very important that students not slack off. Students who have worked hard all year may see a backward slide in their grades if they don't maintain their school motivation.
Is it too late to make a difference? Every spring, many students wish they were in a better academic position, but is it too late to improve? While there may not be any 'quick fixes', students can quickly pick up better learning habits that can immediately help them in the back-stretch of the school year.
"Will I pass? Will I get all my assignments done? I hate exams! How will I handle next year??" Anxiety levels are on the rise among both kids and parents as students head into 'spring crunch time' at schools across the country.
Relax! Take a breath of that fresh spring air! There are things you and your kids can do to ensure that this spring and the remainder of the school year are successful and stress free.
1. Dust Off That Agenda. Agendas have kept students organized throughout the school year and now's not the time to leave them forgotten in lockers or at the bottom of a school bag. Need to renew the drive to succeed? Flip through the agenda for a reminder of everything that has been achieved so far this year.
2. Work Towards a Goal. It's easy to coast for the rest of the year, but rather than slacking, set a goal and work towards it. Whether it is by fine-tuning study skills or pulling up a math grade, having a goal to work towards makes staying on task easy.
Once you've made it successfully through the spring, we can look forward to a fun filled summer of lazy days, and yes, even some more learning. Summer really is the best time to help kids catch up and get ahead for the next school year. Remember, learning doesn't stop just because school is out!
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