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Let’s Get Organized for a (Weird) New Year


Happy New Year! As president and educational consultant Melinda likes to say, it’s the start of a brand-new year—new school year, that is. Time to shake the cobwebs out of your brain and out of your binders. This fall, things will look weird; many students are being asked to juggle both in-person and online learning while simultaneously adapting to a new quarter system.

What we’re doing to help

To help high school students prepare for this hybrid learning model, we are running Back to School Study Skills: Online Learning/Hybrid Workshop to guide students through an analysis of their own organizational strengths and weaknesses. Each student will leave the session armed with an individualized plan to help them succeed. This intensive workshop will give students the practical knowledge they need to thrive in school this year—whatever that might look like.

Why take a study skills workshop now?

Many high school students struggle with executive functioning skills in ‘normal’ environments—classrooms that include a teacher physically standing in front of their desks telling them to turn in their assignments. With classes remaining partially online this year for many students in BC, the pressure is on the students to keep on top of deadlines, note-taking, and time management. While we all had some practice with online learning last spring, taking the time to reflect on what worked—and more importantly, what didn’t—during that test-run will help make this fall run even more smoothly.

Topics will include:

  • Goal setting
  • Organizational systems (both digital and physical)
  • Creating a productive at-home workspace
  • Learning how to learn
  • Effective note-taking (both digital and physical)
  • Time management
  • Strategies for managing procrastination
  • Universal test/exam taking skills for various subjects
  • Active reading techniques for better comprehension and retention
  • How to study efficiently, save time, and do well academically

Please note that this session is intended for high school students; if you’re going into university, check out this blog post to learn more about our uni-level study skills course.

This online workshop is happening this Saturday, September 12th from 1pm-3pm, and space is limited. Register today to secure your student a spot in this hands-on work session. Please have your school notebooks, binders, and agenda easily accessible for the session. Call us at 604-922-8456 or email us at info@optionssolutionsed.com.

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