The Most Overlooked Back-to-School Item
Folders, pens, backpacks, pencil cases, paper, planners, binders…
You’ve stocked up on nearly every back-to-school item you and your child can think of. But, you’re probably still missing the most important tool.
Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone.
With all of the back-to-school ads from the big-box office supply stores, we’re led to believe that it’s all about having the right “stuff.” Do you have the right binder? Do you have the best pens/pencils for taking notes? Did you buy wide ruled or college ruled lined paper?
If these are the questions you and your child are asking, then you’re asking the wrong ones.
Instead of focusing on the physical tools to be ready for school, you should be asking “Does my child know how to put them to use?”
You can spend hundred’s on the “Cadillac” of school supplies. But if you don’t know the right way to use them, what’s the point? What makes one binder better than another?
Every year, the calls from parents roll into SOAR®. While each parent thinks their situation is unique, they mostly sound like this…
“I don’t get it, I bought my daughter color-coded folders, brand new notebooks, a planner, and a backpack. She has everything she needs to be organized, but I’m hearing from her teacher that she’s struggling. She has missing assignments. She only brings some of her books and supplies home from school. She’s caught off-guard by tests/quizzes she didn’t know about. I want to help her, but I don’t know what else to do?”
The problem is not usually with the back-to-school items you bought, it’s with the one thing that you didn’t buy…
The “how-to instructions.”
It’s important to have the right tools to be successful in school, but does your child know…
How to use these tools?
When to use these tools?
How to keep the tools organized?
If not, the struggles will continue.
So, this year we’re encouraging you to try something different. Instead of stocking up on the latest and greatest school supplies and hoping for the best, we’d like to offer you a set of instructions on how to be a strong, successful learner.
A set of instructions? You’re probably thinking, “Is it a piece of paper? A book? A video? Is it complicated?”
The answer is “no.”
It’s actually an engaging, interactive, and self-directed online course for students. We call it the SOAR Learning & Soft Skills App.
Thousands of students have begun using it and we’re getting rave responses. Student confidence and motivation is rising. Instead of “fearing” the return to school, students are jazzed about the promise of success in an environment that was previously filled with doubt, shame, and negative experiences. Why?
Because, now students know “what to do” and “how to do it.” Unless your child attends a progressive school that actually addresses study skills, they’ve likely been left to their own devices to “figure out” how to be a good student. That rarely works.
Students shouldn’t have to “figure it out.” Now, there is an easy “set of instructions” that guarantees a path to success. Seriously. There’s a 100% money-back guarantee that this online course will turn your child into a successful student.
This online course is self-directed. We’ve narrated all of the instruction, and built-in many interactive components, to keep the course engaging. You’ll be able to watch the stress and anxiety of “back-to-school” melt away from your child.
Check out a short, preview video of the SOAR® Learning & Soft Skills App by clicking HERE.
If you have any questions, give us a call at 800-390-SOAR (7627). We’re always willing to help guide you and your child through the jungle we call “school.”
Brian Winter, M.Ed.