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What does it mean to be a Strategizer®?
The Strategizer® is a collection of instructions that work to help children of all ages to address all the intangibles that they are expected to apply daily at school.
In a recent article, you mentioned the Strategizer®
This is a very common question I have been asked over the years by parents when I start their children on the Strategizer®
The reason I make the claim that the Strategizer®
I have different versions of the Strategizer®
This may seem like a lot, and it can be. However, the five strategies that I consider to be universal – or core strategies – are present in all levels of the Strategizer®
• Prioritize assignments by expected outcome
• Anticipate for the long term with flexible planning
• Break long-term assignments into doable chunks
• Organize tests and papers effectively
• Develop a Home Workplan™
WHAT TO DO
Michelle, hopefully this answers some of the questions that you and other parents out there sent to me over the last week about the Strategizer®
Most of the children I have seen during the last thirty years are more than capable of taking on school’s challenges. To do so, however, they need to know how to take these challenges on. Giving them a step-by-step solution to today’s challenge does not prepare them to know how to face and overcome the next one. So many parents feel they have tried to help their children, only to see their great ideas fail. Children need to learn how to take on their own problems. Different solutions will apply for different children; after all, they are all unique. Telling them what to do is no longer adequate for twenty first century students who will be expected to take on and solve twenty first century problems.
I am sending you a complimentary Self-reliance Strategizer kit for your daughter. Please feel free to send me both of your comments and observations as she progresses in learning to be a Strategizer!
CONTACT DR. FOURNIER
Have a question about education, education-related issues or your child’s schoolwork or homework? Ask Dr. Fournier and look for her answer in this column. E-mail your question or comment to Dr. Yvonne Fournier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For 30 years, Dr. Yvonne Fournier has been helping children become more successful in school. Her column, "Hassle-Free Homework," was published by Scripps Howard News Service for 20 years. She holds her doctorate in education.