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Oct062011

Tame the student notebook stack

The school year has begun -- and the lists of required school supplies from teachers can be daunting.  Diane Thomson of Creative Organizing has some suggestions for a system that will let your middle or high school student get ready and stay organized throughout the year, and her emphasis is to SIMPLIFY!  Here's our conversation:


Here's a quick list of Diane's suggestions:
1.  Pare down all the various notebooks teachers are requesting into a single binder.  She likes the Case-it Blue Zipper Binder (D-250) with a zipper and a pocket.
2.  Use plastic tab dividers (with two pockets) to organize the sections, such as the Avery Two Pocket Insertable dividers.
3.  For the notebook paper, make sure it's reinforced.
In the conversation, Diane also has tips about how to help your student convince teachers that this system will work, even if it's not exactly what they requested.

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