James R. Geisler Middle School Parents

Skill Development Tips

Easy tips for parents regarding academic skill development

Developing academic skills is crucial to our students. These skills include the following areas: organization, time management, studying, note taking, test taking, summarizing, and critical thinking.  A student who is strong in these areas is much more likely to be successful in middle school, high school, and beyond.  Please take the time to look over the documents attached below.  They contain many ideas and suggestions which are simple to implement.  Our staff will be working with our students in these areas as well.  The skills cannot be given too much attention as your child prepares for high school and a post-secondary education.

PDF DocumentNote Taking Skills
PDF DocumentOrganizational Skills
PDF DocumentStudy Techniques That Work
PDF DocumentSummarizing Skills
PDF DocumentTest Taking Skills
PDF DocumentTime Management Skills
PDF DocumentCritical Thinking Skills