I have looked for an academic planner for teens for years. Now that my kids are in high school, I think I found one that will help them manage their own time and their schedule more efficiently. I am so relieved because I was sick of being their secretary and setting up appointments for them. They can manage their own themselves.
This post will show tips on how my teens used this academic planner.
If you want your class schedule to stand out a little, you can use one color for each class. Instead of writing A - F day, my daughter wrote ALL. She also put P.E and health on the same line.
Tip 2: Use a black sharpie marker to write the subjects, so it helps them stand out. He also included the room numbers to remind him what room he is going to.
My daughter is into fonts, so she wanted to write each class as a different font style to make it her own. Here is what she did.
Tip 3: If you have a year at a glance section in your academic planner, color on the off days and other important dates from the school's calendar for the entire year. They usually have it available on the website.
Tip 4: Don't forget to write in your after school activities. This will help you figure out when your free to study and do homework. Block out those areas and write what you are going to do in the blocks.
Tip 6: Have some sticky notes in your pencil-case or handy so you jot down homework information. Then, place them on the front cover if you don't have time to open your planner between classes. Then, when you have time, like at lunch, put the stick notes inside the planner on that day.
ADDITIONAL TIP: If your child likes to use their smartphone instead, set up the calendar on it. Every smartphone should have a timetable and a task tracking app. They can type in their assignments in their calendar or task app to help them keep track of homework and test information. Have them start using them before school starts, then they can get used to it, and if there are any issues, you can help revise their process.
I hope these tips help you or your kids keep your planner up-to-date and organized. Click on the image below to get your copy today!
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