Has your child or teen ever lost homework or schoolwork after placing it “carefully” inside their backpack?
Has your child ever spent time and energy on working on homework, and then never turned it in because they “lost in” after placing it inside their backpack?
And then getting a ZERO for the homework assignment, because they couldn’t turn it in??
Then your child may use “backpack organization”.
Despite the name, back pack organization is actually not very organized at all!
As a tutor for over 10 years, I have seen many students and teens try to use their backpacks to hold everything! From homework, to schoolwork, to class notes, to detention slips, to chewing gum, to everything else!
And yet, every time, they lose their homework or class notes to the very bottom of their backpack, never to be seen again!
The first time this hit me as a serious problem that affects so many students, is when I was working with a student on homework.
After an hour of us working on this assignment together, the student put the homework in his backpack. The next tutoring session we had, I asked him how he did on the assignment and what grade he got.
He responded, “I don’t know. I never turned it in.”
I was SHOCKED!!
After working together for over an hour, he didn’t even turn it in!
I asked him why not. He said, “I couldn’t find it in my backpack.”
After both of us spending so much time, energy, resources, and money (parents were paying for a tutor), he didn’t even turn it in!
After working on that assignment for over an hour, he got the same grade as another student that didn’t even do the homework at all!
From that day forward, I made sure he never used his “backpack organization” ever again!
On that very day, I created an organization system for him to use so that nothing would ever be lost again!
If you would like to learn how to create an organization system for your child or teen, click right here to get started!
By creating an organization system, students will have a way to organize ALL their school documents so that everything has a place and nothing will ever be lost again!
Hey there! My name is Rachael and I have been a private tutor for over 10 years. I earned my undergraduate degree in 2 and a half years and earned my graduate degree by age 22. I have tutored dozens of high school students, college students, and graduate students. I offer support, encouragement, and resources to help parents learn how to best help their teen or child that is struggling in school.