The summer is over, vacations have ended and the leaves are changing. Fall has finally arrived and it is time for students to return to school. After a much needed summer break, students are now preparing for a new school year. While a new school year signals new beginnings, it also signals time for preparation. As a student, you will only be as successful as you preparation allows for. After all, a wise man did once say if you fail to plan, you should plan to fail.
So how can you make sure your adequately prepared for the new school year? Here are a few tips:
Refresh Your Knowledge
Studies from the National Summer Learning Association show that teachers spend significant time when school restarts trying to retract old material. To help teachers and students transition more easily, students are encouraged to read through their old notes before the new school year begins.
Buy School Clothes
Nothing says it's a new school year like new back to school shopping. Many stores offer back to school specials to help alleviate the financial burden for back to school shoppers. While buying new clothes is not a necessity, it is definitely a favorite activity for students as they prepare for the new year.
The key to a successful school year is making sure you stay organized.Whether you are a teacher or a student, proper organization will allow you to maximize productivity and reduce errors and downtime. While getting and staying organized may seem like a daunting task,there are many options available to help simplify the process. Utilizing storage solutions such as folders and storage bins containers in the classroom allows teachers and students to know where all supplies are located at all times.
Get a Routine
Shaking off the summer blues can be hard. Before the first day of school begins make sure you have a routine in-tact to help make the back-to-school transitionmore smooth. This could include making sure you go to bed on time, wake up on time& eat a hearty and healthy breakfast. Make sure you have enough time each morning to get your routine completed without feeling rushed as that could have a snowball effect on the rest of your day.
Get Adequate Rest
Only 15% of students report that they get adequate rest each and every night. If you want to make sure you are focused for the next day, close your eyes and get at least 8 hours of sleep.Never assume that getting the bare minimum amount of sleep will get you through the next day.