If your kids are like mine, the last few weeks of school consists of a mad dash for both you and your student. I feel that the pressure to get all work, projects and assignments turned thus insuring a passing grade and advancement to the next year often time resembles a dog chasing its own tail.
As the school year draws to a close, take a moment and ask your student 3 questions:
1. What, from a mental perspective, went well this year?
2. What still needs improvement?
3. What do you want to do differently next year?
The end of the year, is a great time for reflection and accountability. The information is still fresh and because students know they have 3 months of lazy summer days ahead the honesty is raw.
Don’t over talk it, put the ideas aside and we will re-visit them again in late summer as we design your plan for success this fall.