Some call it a mentor, professional organizer, others, a coach. Whatever you call it, I have, for two years, helped young learners reflect, self-assess and self-assign learning goals. I have guided students in setting up systems and helped them come up with strategies for achieving those goals. Students learn how to reflect on past performances and how to use that reflection to adjust their next set of goals, and expectations.
Sessions can be as short as a half hour, with a focus on maintaining organization of materials, with backpack clean outs, planner checks, and notebook checks. Longer sessions can hone in on specific projects, due dates, and mapping out the student’s calendar with respect toward meeting important due dates.
As they say, sometimes it takes a village!