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10 Tips To Boost Productivity This School Year

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When it comes to completing school work, being productive shouldn’t feel overwhelming. Having a productive school year helps students reduce stress, accomplish their tasks, and increase their overall satisfaction in their work and with their efforts.

But what does productivity mean for students? It doesn’t mean doing schoolwork all the time. For students, productivity simply means working efficiently and completing schoolwork in a manageable time frame. Being productive means not leaving tasks unfinished or to the last minute. 

Being productive by completing homework and assignments on time helps students feel accomplished. Simply put, productivity helps students reach their goals.

Like most school skills, becoming more productive is a skill that students can develop with practice. 

Try these tips below to help your child increase their productivity this school year.

Boost Your Child’s Productivity This School Year With These Tips

  1. Get enough sleep. A good school day begins with a good night’s sleep the night before. Getting the right amount of sleep is important to ensure students have enough energy for the day! Setting up a regular bedtime and wake-up routine is a crucial step in preparing your child for in-class success.
  2. Eat breakfast and pack a lunch. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s a great way to start the day and gives the body the nutrients it needs. Make sure that you and your child have a good breakfast, and packing your child a lunch will not only save you money but will also be better for their health! Not sure what to pack? Check out these lunch ideas.
  3. Get involved with school activities. Joining extracurricular activities is a great way to develop new skills, make new friends regardless of whether it’s a sports team, volunteering for the student association or any of the clubs the school offers. It can be scary to be new at something, but ultimately, joining a club or a team can be very motivating and helps students stay engaged in their education.
  4. Use the Right Supplies. When students don’t have the proper supplies, it can abe frustrating. When learning feels like a struggle, it becomes demotivating and affects productivity. Help students stay focused by making sure they have what they need to complete school work effectively.
  5. Prepare the night before. Mornings can be chaotic, especially if you’re not a morning person. You might be feeling rushed to get everyone ready and out the door. Make your mornings a little less stressful by preparing lunches, selecting outfits, and packing all school bags the night before and make your morning routine “grab and go!” This can help your child have a productive school year and stay organized. 
  6. Help with schoolwork. Helping your child with their homework is the best way to show interest in what they’re learning at school. Sometimes kids have a hard time asking for help with their homework; by getting involved every night, you can help manage homework anxiety. Helping with schoolwork helps you to see where your child is succeeding or struggling. This can allow you to make plans with teachers and tutors to help your child reduce school stress.
  7. Set a schedule. Setting a schedule during the week will help your child stay organized throughout the school year. Have dinner at a specific time each night, then block out a 90-minute period to go over schoolwork. Don’t forget to add in some time for TV, computer time, or playing video games and allow for 30 minutes before bed for reading. Making and sticking to a schedule helps to create a routine that everyone can follow. Check out these printable after-school schedule templates.
  8. Balance is key. School is about learning, but it is also about making friends and having fun! This year, commit to making time for your child to have fun and safe experiences with their friends. You could also sign them up to try a new sport, have a day at the beach, try a new restaurant, play a board game, or do any other activity they enjoy. It’s all about a balance of work and play!
  9. Read, read, read. Have story time each night with your child. Whether your child is reading quietly alone or you’re reading to them, spending time reading is essential. Plus, reading aloud to your child is a priceless way to spend time together daily. Reading aloud can be a valuable approach to determining their reading level and other long-term advantages. Check out these reading tips.
  10. Communication. Regular communication with your child and their teacher is crucial to supporting their education and having a productive school year. Teachers can let you know if they notice any emotional, social, or intellectual issues with your kid at school. This will allow you to have further insights into your child’s education and to make changes at home. 

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