Tips for Study and Organization
Classroom & Homework: Troubleshooting Student Problems
This handout lists common stumbling blocks that can prevent students from fully understanding material taught to them or from completing work assignments. Practical solutions are offered to overcome each potential stumbling block. Educators can adapt the majority of these intervention ideas to include in Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Accommodation Plans.
Teachers help students to take notes more accurately and efficiently by having the class use guided notes.
Homework Contracts: Tapping the Power of Parents
This homework contract intervention (adapted from Miller & Kelly, 1994) uses goal-setting, a written contract, and rewards to boost student completion (and accuracy) of homework.
Study Skills Package
This intervention plan outlines a 3-strategy package for helping students to (1) organize an assignment notebook, (2) maintain a calendar of school assignments, and (3) prepare neatly formatted papers (Gleason, Colvin, & Archer, 1991).
Test Anxiety: Classroom Tips
This intervention is built around a handout, Managing Test Anxiety: Ideas for Students.
Tools to Build Student Text & Lecture Comprehension
Several strategies are presented that can help students become more active and independent managers of their own learning.