November 14 2021
Because all the technology they had was not helping them. With every passing year since returning to teaching in 2007, I saw more and more students struggling to complete their schoolwork. Despite alarms in phones, and the ability to take photos of the blackboard and calendar apps and productivity apps and tablets and Apple pens -- they were getting worse at managing their time, not better. They were getting worse at taking notes despite using a laptop in class, and worse at actually remembering and being able to apply what they learned.
June 27 2020
Most people are visual learners so "seeing" what they need to do, written in a planner, helps them remember. Writing tasks and appointments down by hand also activates the brain and increases recall.