Use this tool to help your student develop lifelong-learning skills
The first segment in our Study Skills collection will fit nicely with the beginning of second semester.  Help your student to set specific goals for growth.
Students often think of themselves as either a good student or not so great. We need to help our students believe that every student can grow and improve their skills. It doesn’t matter if they have already had success or if school still presents a challenge. Everyone has room for growth.
All our student have been introduced to the idea of SMART goals. SMART goals are targets that are designed to be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. They are commonly used to plan strategy and manage performance.
As grades are posted beginning Tuesday, help your student spend 30 minutes looking back at last semester for What Went Well–always start there. Then pick at least one thing to target for improvement. Finally, have them set out a plan to get there. If they need help, encourage them to ask a favorite teacher or their counselor. Many students should pick one thing in each subject. Help them gauge their targets for early success rather than trying to do too much as once.
The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.