THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK: Helping Disorganized Students

Course No. ED450i, ED550i

How delightful would it be if every student came to class on time, had their assignments done and did their best work? Unfortunately this is not the case. While many kids are organized, many kids are not. These disorganized kids can be disruptive; they are stuck in a downward spiral of failure and let’s face it - they drag down your school’s test scores. In this course you will learn eight ways kids can be disorganized and the practical plans for getting your students to take charge of their own destinies.

This independent study course is appropriate for teachers, administrators, support staff and parents. Required text, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week is available from for approximately $11.

In association with Amazon, you may purchase this text by using the link provided.

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus

Upon completion of this course, participants will know:

  1. The conceptual framework for understanding chronically disorganized and discouraged students based on Ana Homayoun’s work.
  2. The 5 factors that typically play a role in why organization and time-management are significant issues for disorganized students
  3. The beneficial vs. the detrimental attitudes/approaches that “supporting adults” contribute to student difficulties
  4. The 8 different types of (dis)organizational styles from the text and be able to identify them in students.
  5. The 6 target areas to potentially consider in an over-arching plan (i.e.: goal-setting, organizational tools) and the accompanying strategies for students and the supporting adults to implement.
  6. The complexities involved for students with “specific considerations” (LD students, multiple homes, illness) and the accompanying strategies for these students and supporting adults to implement.

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