4 Benefits of Using a School Agenda

Do you want to know some of the benefits of using a school agenda? Pay attention to what we'll tell you below!
4 Benefits of Using a School Agenda

Last update: 07 September, 2021

A new school year is starting and all students should have, among the rest of their school supplies, a school agenda in which they can write down class schedules, homework, exam dates, deadlines for completing and handing in assignments, etc… Anything related to their studies.

This tool, in addition to helping to plan academic activities properly, provides many other benefits for children and young people. Do you want to know what these benefits are? In the following article, we’ll show you a list of some of them.

4 benefits of using the school agenda

One of the study habits that children and young people should acquire throughout their school years is to use their agenda correctly. This planning tool is essential to achieving optimal academic performance. Why? Here are some of the reasons.

An alarm clock, notebooks, a pen, and scissors.

1. A school agenda helps you get organized

The use of a school agenda helps children and young people to better organize their studies and academic tasks, as, by writing everything down in one place, they can review it whenever they consider it convenient and, therefore, avoid forgetting any of the obligations or responsibilities they have as students.

In other words, as far as studies go, a school agenda allows them to have everything under control.

2. It allows the development of personal autonomy

By using an agenda on a daily basis, students develop and strengthen their autonomy and self-confidence. Thanks to this routine, they prove to themselves that they have the capacity to plan and make decisions related to school tasks on their own.

3. It encourages self-management of time and tasks

Another benefit of using a school agenda is that it allows children and young people to quickly visualize everything they’ve already done. At the same time, they can also see the tasks they still have to do. This way, little by little, they learn to manage and use their time in a better and more optimal way.

4. It promotes responsibility

The fact that students get used to using a school agenda makes them become more responsible people. This is because, in addition to having to make sure they pay attention in class to write down all the homework and activities to do, they have to commit to reviewing their agenda every day and check that these tasks have been carried out at the end of the day.

The importance of choosing a good agenda

Therefore, one way to motivate students to use the school agenda throughout the school year is to give them the opportunity to choose the one they like the most.

Nowadays, there are many types of planners on the market. From those that include stickers or children’s drawings to those that are simpler and more formal. The important thing is that the design and style of the agenda inspires the child or young person in question. And, of course, it must help them to be a better student.

An elementary school student holding a planner and a pen.

An academic planner is beneficial for parents as well

A school agenda isn’t only beneficial for students, but also for their parents. This is because it can be a very useful tool to establish fluid communication between the family and the school. That way, both parents and teachers can write in it the notes that they consider pertinent.

For example, if the child’s forgotten to do their homework, if they’ve left one of their books at home, if they’ve misbehaved in the classroom, if they have to go to the doctor, if there’s a field trip, etc…

For this reason, it’s good for parents to periodically supervise their children’s agendas. This is especially true when they’re in elementary school. In addition, this way, parents can check all the tasks that their little ones have and help them to carry out some of them, if necessary.

For all these reasons, parents should make sure that at the beginning of the school year, their children have a school agenda with which they can develop correctly as students. So, now that you know the benefits, what are you waiting for to buy an agenda for your child?

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    • Serrate, R. (2008). Ayúdale a estudiar. Las claves del éxito escolar. España: Ediciones del Laberinto.

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