7 Ways to Teach Your Grade-Schooler Organization Skills
Organisation and time management don’t always come easily for kids. Organisational skills are something you may have to teach your grade-schooler. The How to Teach Children Organisation Skills Infographic presents some simple lessons to help your grade school child get organised.
Lesson 1: Recognise “wants” vs. “needs.”
- Goal: Sort out and prioritise what s/he wants to do vs. what s/he needs to do.
- Example: Your child does homework first. Playing with friends comes later
Lesson 2: Take one out, put one in.
- Goal: Keep messes from becoming overwhelming.
- Example: Your child has to put away what’s already out when s/he wants to play with or use something new.
Lesson 3: Categorise, label and sort.
- Goal: Keep things neat and orderly.
- Example: Your child looks at toys, groceries or homework to figure out which things go together.
Lesson 4: Picture the day.
- Goal: Know the order or events in the day.
- Example: Your child plans out the day by drawing a picture of the day’s schedule as a comic book.
Lesson 5: Make daily checklists.
- Goal: Keep track of what needs to be done.
- Example: Your child lists out things to do, checks off what’s finished and transfers unfinished items to the next day’s list.
Lesson 6: Keep a family calendar.
- Goal: Plan for the future.
- Example: Your child future checks the calendar nightly to know what’s happening tomorrow.
Lesson 7: Break big projects into smaller steps.
- Goal: Make big projects easier to manage
- Example: Your child breaks a science project into steps-first coming up with an idea, then listing materials needed and gathering supplies before doing the experiment.
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To guide you through this jungle of information and advice, DataCamp has revamped its “Become a Data Scientist in 8 Steps” infographic : it now provides an updated view of the eight steps that you need to to through to learn data science. Some of these eight steps will be easier for some than for others, depending on background and personal experience, among other factors.
The goal, however, is still to make this a visual guide for everyone that is interested in learning data science or for everyone that has already become a data scientist or part of a data science team but wants some additional resources for further perfection.
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If you are considering learning data science or if you have just started learning it, don’t be taken aback by the eight steps that are presented in the infographic.
Data science is a marathon, not a sprint.
Learning data science takes time and personal investment, but the journey is everything but dull!
Science now believes exercise is not just good for your heart, it can also make you smarter and that means it can make you better at what you do. It works fast too…stimulating your nervous system is one of the best ways to perform at a higher level within a short period of time.
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This infographic illustrates how physical activity and sport can pump your brain and affect your children in the classroom.