More information about the workshops:
We will discuss a variety of options for physically organizing work spaces, decreasing paper clutter, improving work and learning environments, increasing student independence, and creating a calmer atmosphere for your family.
As you get ready for distance learning, it can be overwhelming thinking about how to begin. Families are juggling multiple family members who need adult work spaces as well as kid work spaces. Some kids can work in the same room, while others need to spread out. Sometimes kids want to work on the floor, while at other times, they may work at a table. How can you organize school supplies? Set up a daily routine? Set boundaries to decrease interruptions? Teach kids to take more ownership of their belongings?
We will discuss how to create organized desks and moveable work stations for kids and how to support your child as they develop more self-management of their daily routines and schoolwork. Families can add structure and more calm in the home by setting up a family calendar, family routines, and family paper management systems to deal with incoming and outgoing papers.
For Middle Schoolers: As students grow during middle school, they can take more ownership of keeping track of their homework, turning in assignments on time, and creating systems to avoid forgetting things. We will discuss ways to encourage more student independence and support them as they develop more self-management of their daily routines and schoolwork.
Join us for a time to plan and gather tips to make things easier on the whole family!
Laura Sinclair taught middle school students at The Kinkaid School for nine years in addition to summer school throughout the years at Duchesne Academy. She has taught kids and adults of all ages in a variety of subjects, including dance, book clubs, French, and sailing!
Laura has a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University and a Texas Teacher's Certification. As a bronze-certified KonMari consultant, she combines her love of teaching and organizing to help adults and kids get organized.
Past presentations and workshops have been given both in person and online in a variety of venues, including the Houstonian, the Cenacle Retreat Center, the Greater Houston Area YMCA, the Harris County Spring Branch Memorial Library, the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, and local schools and parents' associations.