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It’s the end of the semester again…
It’s the end of the semester again, and the predictable pattern for many outside-the-box students rears it’s ugly head again. It goes like this…
- Suddenly, someone, usually a parent, notices that grades have plummeted (even though everything seemed fine).
- Someone, usually a parent, notices that something’s got to be done… and fast, because the end of the semester is right around the corner.
- Someone, usually a parent, tries in vein to talk some sense into the student, to make them understand the gravity of the situation, to light a fire under their butt.
- The process of digging oneself out of this hole begins again with mixed results. Spring fever, overwhelm, avoidance, denial, and other common factors interfere with this process. Some kids pull it together, some give up, some try inconsistently. But we want the best outcome possible!
There has to be a better way, right? Well, there is, but there are a lot of layers to it and this post will scratch the surface with some concrete ideas you can use.
Download and Print the special PDF version here: Daily habit questions cheat sheet By Seth Perler
Here’s the Daily Habit Questions Cheat Sheet
Want to turn it around in school? Then use these questions on a daily basis until they become a part of your thinking. If you ask these, you can rest assured that you have covered all the bases. These are the types of key questions that every successful student must get in the habit of asking:
- Plan: Did I make a good and realistic plan for today?
- NOP: What’s my NOP (number one priority) for tonight? Do this first.
- Planner: Update it mindfully.
- Do I have any math? Science? Social studies? LA? Other?
- Should I be doing any reading? Writing? Projects? Studying for tests/quizzes?
- Grades: Check my grades thoughtfully.
- Make a list of things that need to be acted upon (missing assignments, etc.)
- Be forthcoming & honest with parents about them.
- Advocacy: Do I need to email any teachers or go to office hours?
- Backpack: Reorganize, go through all of it, stray papers managed.
- Focus: How’s my focus tonight? What distractions need to be removed?
- Temp check: What’s my biggest stress lately? What would help?
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