Successful transition from elementary school, through middle school and into high school will depend greatly on a student’s ability to manage him or herself independently and keep both physically and mentally organized. A disorganized student will find it increasingly difficult to be successful regardless of his or her natural abilities.
Students will be introduced to various strategies designed to help students develop their organizational skills so they can organize their lives and manage their time more effectively.
We will work with each student to establish his or her personal SMART goal for the term and discuss the behaviours and habits that will be required on a day to day basis to achieve that goal.
Planning skills such as task analysis, prioritizing, and time estimation will be taught along with the hands on skills such as developing an organization system, and physically organizing notes and binders. We will show students how to break down large projects into smaller, more manageable chunks, and teach them strategies for completing a project on time. Students who struggle with executive function will find these skills and strategies particularly valuable.
Every week the coach and student will work collaboratively to break down all that is required to be completed for the week ahead and create a plan that incorporates his or her academic and personal schedules. The goal is to demonstrate how students can take control of academic success by moving away from a reactive crisis management and toward a more proactive approach to school.
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I would like to thank our coach and your organization for giving my son a great opportunity to improve. He is much more responsible now and understands the importance of working hard as well as how to work and organize himself.
Thanks for your good work with our son – I believe we are starting to see some positive changes and improvements. He seems to have a positive attitude overall and he is getting at his work on his own initiative which is good to see.
Our daughter feels much more confident and on top of her work and comments often about how strong her marks have become. She feels that her sessions with you have been a big reason for the turn around.
Thank you very much for providing such a very helpful facility for my daughter. She has benefited so much from the program, not only for her present situation but I think for life. Your coaches were excellent and they gave her the motivation, guidance, self-confidence and self-esteem that she lacked.
Our coach works hard with our son in helping him approach his academic studies with more maturity, effectiveness and independence. Our son has responded well to his mentors coaching and guidance.
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