Strategies for Academic Success. Lanier Middle School Student Services.
Lanier Middle School Student Services
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. - Artistotle
If we want more students to succeed, we must begin to focus more attention and time on building students’ capacity to improve their own future. – Southern Regional Education Board
Planner should be used for a variety of purposes:
Encourage your child to use their agenda book to record school assignments and plan ahead for long-term projects. Request to see what they are working on and what is coming up that is due.
Review notes shortly after a lecture
Use the speaker’s style to identify important points
Keep up with the speaker
Be alert to the speaker’s stance
Students who have developed solid goals for the future, take their academic studies more seriously.
S = Specific, in order to reach a goal, the goal must be detailed.
M = Measurable, you need to have a way of knowing that you have reached your goal.
A = Action-oriented, what is your action plan to reach your goal?
R = Realistic, is your goal doable?
T = Timely, give yourself enough time but not too much time
Mandate that your child utilize available resources at school to help them succeed.
6 Beliefs of Motivation:
Symptoms of academic underachievement