Now that Labor Day has come and gone, students of all ages are back at school. From kindergarten to middle school to high school and college, those first few weeks back can be an adjustment. Don’t worry, because we are here to help. Whether you’re a student or parent, our back-to-school tips will help make this new school year a breeze.
- Get to Know the Teachers: As a student or parent, you may wonder if you will like the teacher or professor you’ll be interacting with for the semester or year. Will they provide feedback? Do they have clear expectations? The best way to find out the answers to these and other important questions is by getting to know them. It’s also a good idea take advantage of a professor’s office hours as this extra time can be especially beneficial.
- Stay Organized: A new school year comes with new schedules, routines and activities. Using an agenda or planner to keep track of due dates, important events and to-dos can help you stay organized. Have some fun with it! Try using stickers or color-coding for upcoming events or due dates. Then, when the first few weeks are complete, you should have a better sense of your upcoming schedule, which will help you plan ahead.
- Develop a Sleep Schedule: A student’s work load fluctuates throughout the year and so does the time necessary to complete it. This cuts into free time and more importantly, a sleep schedule. Setting a time for bed and consistently sticking to it helps to ensure a student is getting enough sleep. Students who receive adequate sleep have a better chance of paying attention in class. Cutting back on screen time (television and electronic devices) before bed can be a huge help.
We believe it’s how you live that matters and enjoy providing you with helpful tips and suggestions. We hope parents and students alike have a wonderful school year! For additional tips on managing a new school year, check out our Pinterest page.