"Susan Kruger is an absolute genius! She's made getting organized simple, which is the only way kids will stick with it, and she's made it fun, which is a minor miracle. She's tremendously innovative, creative, and wise. I can't wait for the world to discover this amazing woman and all she has to offer!" -- Ned Hallowell, M.D., Ed.D. Leading ADHD expert and best-selling author of Driven to Distraction
"This program is a great value for any demographic... I have received numerous comments and seen the positive impact SOAR® has had on are students. Parents alike say the simplicity, speed, and efficiency that the SOAR® system brings, is as vital as learning addition for math class." -- Gary Thompson, Director of Toledo Technology Academy in Ohio, ranked 2nd Best High School in the Midwest
"To say our team is thrilled about the results we are seeing in the work ethic and academic progress of our students would be an incredible understatement." -- Robyn Ellis M.S.Ed, Principal of Maeser Prep Academy
"I got this for my 10 year old son. It takes you through prioritizing, setting personal and academic goals, organizing your school gear and your study space, study skills, including how to maximize textbook reading, paper writing, interacting with teachers, taking notes, and taking tests, and tracking progress. I think it's worth its weight in gold." -- Sharmian L. White, Parent
"This (book) is very easy to understand. It is laid out neatly and the strategies have helped me a lot! Thank you for everything!" -- Adrienne G., College Freshman
"I was getting C's and D's. Now I am getting A's and B's! I learned how to be organized and how to study...it has made such a difference!" -- Katie H., 11th grade High School
"Thank you so much for this wonderful resource! I am teaching a new study skills class this year. The information you provide is invaluable. These materials are lifesavers...literally." -- Deb P., Middle School Teacher
From the Author
Stop struggling and start learning.
"This is a book that needs to be given to every student of any age and it needs to be a tool that every teacher uses in the classroom. I found the book to be fun and easy to read and I learned organizational skills that I can use in my office today." -- Bonnie Jo Davis, Author of children's books series "Mrs. Morgan Rescues..."
"Why didn't someone tell me about this before?" -- Stephen G., 8th Grade
"My eleven year old daughter has Aspergers and struggles with organization skills. She is very intelligent, but she was getting points off for turning in papers late because she wasn't organized. After her diagnosis the school now has a 504 plan for her and using the binder system in this book is part of that plan. Besides the binder system there is also lots of great tips for organizing your time. It discusses different intelligences which may help you to understand your children and/or yourself better. I really enjoyed this book. It is well written and easy to understand. They also have a great website with a free study kit you can download." -- Heather B-M, Mom of 5
"This book will influence people to become more focused on their objectives in school or any other situation." -- Christopher M., College Senior
"I have investigated many programs and yours is the best!"-- Stephen D., Tutor
"Your program helped me change into an A average student in High School after struggling with C's and D's. I'm looking forward to using it in College. I have also shared the knowledge that you passed on to my ten siblings and many friends. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and if you need any help please let me know. Thanks again." -- Chelsea S., 12th
"Susan ~ This is very exciting....the SOAR® Binder System and handbook are the cornerstone for my study skills class for all 6th graders at St. John's. We have had great success!" -- Valerie B., Learning Specialist
"I can't believe how much easier it is for me to keep my papers organized. Since I started using the Binder, I have not lost one assignment! My parents are so excited and I feel so much better about school. -Thank you!" -- Michael Z., 9th Grade
"I wanted to let you know that our parents are still saying great things about SOAR®. Many of the comments center on how practical everything is...Several parents are doing the weekly meeting and they love it!" -- Dave S., Assistant Principal
"This will make my school year run a lot smoother- thanks for all the wonderful ideas." - Michelle P., 4th Grade Teacher
"I loved the binder. What a simple but effective idea!" - Jennifer G., 5th Grade Teacher
The Three Principles of SOAR Learning Inc.
As a student, I always struggled to earn decent grades in elementary and high school.
- Strategies must be time-efficient.
- Strategies must be effective.
- Strategies must apply across all content areas.
It took me hours to do homework, I did awful on tests, and I generally felt just plain "stupid." In college, however, I learned strategies that made studying so much easier and faster. All of a sudden, I was earning nearly all "A's" in college...and it was much easier than the mediocre grades I earned before! Since that point, I have made it my mission to help other students learn how to do homework more quickly, study more efficiently, and discover their lost confidence in school.
The SOAR Study Skills book is not just a roll of the dice! It is an accredited research based curriculum, with multiple case studies.
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For more information
- Gary Thompson is the Director of Toledo Technology Academy in Ohio, ranked the 2nd Best High School in the Midwest. His building has been implementing SOAR® Study Skills for 5 years.
- Beth Brandes is a counselor at Theodore Guerin Catholic High School in Noblesville, Indiana. Theodore Guerin implements SOAR® Study Skills with the whole freshman class.
- Tobi Flair is the principal at Harry Hurst Middle School in Destrehan, Louisiana. Her building has built a 20-minute session of "SOAR® time" into their daily schedule.
- Lauri Oliver is a teacher at Winona Senior High School in Winona, Minnesota. Her building chose SOAR® as their study skills curriculum due to our extensive research basis.
on SOAR Learning Inc.'s case studies. Please visit, StudySkills.com
MULTI-MEDIA TEACHER'S GUIDE
Bring SOAR into the classroom! As the name suggests, our Multi-Media Teacher's Guide (MMTG) is filled with tools to engage students in study skills. The MMTG includes:
- Done-for-you lesson plans. The ready-made lesson plans can be the basis of a study skills class, or embedded across the curriculum.
- Multiple Assessments give you plenty of options for monitoring progress.
- 180 done-for-you slides with interactive visuals for demonstration and instruction.
- Clean, bright, colorful presentations to capture students' interest and reach your visual learners.
- A lot of support! If you are unsure of how to teach study skills, we've incorporated background information and teaching tips for each step of the way.
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