06-24-2010 - MTFF: 5 Ways To Slay The "Back to School" Demon now!
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MTFF: 5 Ways To Slay The "Back to School" Demon now! Sent Thursday, June 24, 2010 
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June 24th 2010
Weekly tips for better grades with less stress from The Grade Coach

A Note From Julie

Hi ,

With the end of the school year comes a sense of complete freedom - I am all for this, it is a necessary time for all students to rest, relax and rejuvenate before the next year begins. But there is always the danger that all the good intentions we have at the beginning of the summer will drift and we will reach the Fall in a panic over what needs to be done before term starts.

This week's articles (both in the newsletter and the blog) are inspired by this worry. A few things that you can do now to make sure that the summer is indeed a time of peaceful relaxation.

As usual I will go into each in more depth in my blog. Drop by and let me know what you think   http://thegradecoach.com/coach/blog

As this is my official start to the summer, this newsletter will now go into its summer schedule of one issue every two weeks - yes, I want some down time too!
Have a great summer.
Wishing happiness and success


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5 Ways to Slay the "Back to School" Demon now!

With school finally out a rush of euphoria sweeps over every town. Students everywhere sleep late and head for pool parties. The strains of the year are swept away.

It is easy to let this become a pattern that continues all summer. 

But there is something dark and sinister looming in the horizon. (Cue the spooky music)

No one wants to mention it. No one wants to think about it. As summer progresses it gets closer and closer - the aversion gets stronger and stronger. Now everyone has a hint of desperation to their fun. And finally the dark cloud closes over their heads - it takes shape...

The Back to School Demon!        

And as it looms this close everyone suddenly remembers the summer projects they have, the supplies they need, how they intended to be much more organized this year! Hearts sink, panic sets in and the last few days of summer are spent frantically trying to catch up.

This horror story is played out all across the world every year.

It is so unnecessary.  The last few days of summer should be spent in freedom and enjoyment.

Here are my tips on what you can do now to slay the "Back to School" demon.

  1. Have a clear out
Clear out your backpack, desk and supplies.  Get them set up for next year while this year's lessons are fresh in your mind
  1. Look at what supplies you need next year
Taking account of what you have already got, what will you need more off for the start of next year
  1. Whenever you are in a store, pick up the supplies you need any time they are on sale
Don't wait for the huge sales when the stores are packed and you struggle to find things
  1. Look at the schoolwork you have to do over the summer
Consider the required work as well as the work you think would be a good idea to keep your skills up or get extra credit.
  1. Look at how you will spend your time over the summer and slot the work in throughout the weeks

Make sure you will get your work done throughout the summer so you don't have to panic at the end

Summer is meant to be a time to rest and relax. Make sure you can do that with a clear conscience by following these simple tips.

If you or your child are struggling to control your time and get the results you know you are capable of then it is time to take action.  The Focused Time Management System TM for Students avoids all the clutter and gives you the most important things to focus on to get you back in control of your time and your life. It's all step by step, not a big mish mash of things. So you do step one of the system, and when you're done with that, you move on to step two, and so on. So easy!  All the tips, tools, and worksheets are handed to you on a silver platter.  E mail me at Julie@thegradecoach.com to arrange a time to chat over your issues and see if I can help.
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