Organization is Key

Part of a well balanced education is learning life skills that carry you beyond your years of schooling.  Worthington Direct provides school furniture, activity tables, room dividers, storage cabinets and more to help children organize their school accessories.  When everything has a place and everything is in its place, organized children have a better learning environment and find it easier to concentrate on what is important – learning.

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“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” Abigail Adams 

I’ve shared that quote with dozens of young Chronically Disorganized (CD) clients. I often ask them to substitute the word organizing for the word learning and read the quote out loud. Children can then see that while organization – like education – may be attainable it doesn’t come effortlessly. Students who are naturally disorganized are at a disadvantage unless we, as professional organizers, can help them by implementing systems, support, and structure. Training students how to get organized and teaching them why being organized is critical to their success is essential. Uncovering the appropriate training techniques is often an overlooked step to becoming properly organized. Most often what I see when working with junior clients (between 3rd and 6th grades) is that their parents or teachers have implemented a seemingly flawless organizing system for the student. Unfortunately, it isn’t the right system for that particular child. Sometimes it’s too detailed. Or, maybe it doesn’t take into account the student’s learning style.  (Read More)

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