Change “Fire, Ready, Aim!” to “Ready, Aim, Fire!”
Many students approach their homework with the mindset of wanting to get it done as quickly as possible. Rather than taking a more thoughtful “ready, aim, fire” approach, many students simply “fire” first in an effort to get to the finish-line sooner. Students often forgo creating an agenda, prioritizing which homework to do first (and why), and skip over directions altogether. They’re bypassing the “ready, aim” phase and that’s where the difference is made. By slowing down and doing a little planning and organizing before beginning the work, your child will achieve significantly better results.