You need to help your child prioritize his or her daily tasks so that they know what tasks to focus on. This will help with their study skills and assist them to focus in school.
Educators have identified two ways of prioritization specifically for students. One is called the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 Rule. The second is referred to as the Important/Urgent Quadrant.
The 80/20 Rule postulates that 80% of your results come from 20% of your effort. The premise is that you focus your efforts on tasks that yield the best results. It helps you determine what tasks should be pursued and what tasks can wait or be ignored. In short it helps you focus on the 20% that matters. Teaching your child the Pareto principle will assure that they focus in school and polish their study skills.
So what do you have to do to help your child prioritize tasks using the Pareto Principle that helps them focus in school? You help your child evaluate each task. You do that by determining if every task that your child has passes the IS-RAW test. Evaluate the task and answer these questions:
1. Is the task an Irrelevant Interruption?