This “edutaining” video introduces four young teens who lack organizational skills: Ethan stays up late and can’t remember his test dates; Miranda has the messiest locker in school and misplaces homework; Lori is always late with projects and constantly loses her textbooks; and Paul may get kicked off the basketball team for consistent lateness. The pressures and expectations of school become daunting for students when their planners remain blank, homework is misplaced, previously-announced tests come as surprises, and important papers are crammed into backpacks. Program presents strategies for putting it all together; showing students how to organize for school success by using notebooks, color coding, day planners and wall calendars. Print materials reinforce the video’s lessons, offering other valuable tips for success today and beyond.
DVD: video, plus teacher’s resource book, student handouts and pre/post tests in digital format
American Library Association (ALA): Notable Children's Video List