Session Times and Links by School, Grade or Group

                                                                                        Junior High School Students Group Schedule and Session Time (Copy and Paste link into Browser)

Group C Monday and Wednesday: 8:24 Sign on Time Session Time 8:30-9:00

Group D Monday and Wednesday: 9:18 Sign on Time Session Time 9:25-10:00

Group A Tuesday and Thursday: 8:24 Sign on Time    Session Time 8:30-9:00

Group B Tuesday and Thursday: 9:18 Sign on Time  Session Time 9:25-10:00

                                                                                          High School Students Group Schedule and Session Time (Copy and Paste link into Browser)

Grades 9 and 11 Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30 Sign on Time   Session Time 11:30-12:00

Grades 10 and 12 Monday and Wednesday: 11:30 Sign on Time    Session Time 11:30-12:00

Weekly  Individual Check in and Check Out 

Everyone will Check in and Check out to the status message that will be posted on FRIDAYS in the google classroom. You are to answer the questions under the check in post,

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Time Management
Four Time Management Skills Critical to Student Success

Tier III students that need help with organization and time management skill will gain insight into appropriate academic behaviors that will be crucial in the current virtual setting

Thu Mar 26 02:07 PM



Pro-Social Small Group Pyschoeducation

Week of 8/31-September 4, 2020

Time Management Activity Video

Activity Documents Links: All Links will appear in this section, disregard the date out beside them.

                                                                                                                                                                      Time Management Skills

Time management is one of the most important keys to success. It requires a principle or theme that will continues to surface during our time of strengthening your skills, "Beginning with an end in mind" and "Putting first things first". These two principles are the core of effectively managing time, completing task with efficiency, overall success, and avoiding the pitfalls of distractions.  In the blog section above, there is an article title "Four time Management Skills for Student Success" that you will be reading this week. These skills will help you to organize and become more efficient in your academics and social behaviors, especially inside of our New Norm of Covid-19. 

 Interactive Activity: Click the Time Management Video above, watch, and do the activity mentally.

Assignment: Read the article and it will be discussed in group this week and next week. Upload a quick summary to the google classroom of the article (3-5 Lines) discussing the areas you are weak and need improvement. This should be completed an uploaded by Friday at 8 am prior to your individual check-in and check out report.


Week September 7th -11th 

Goal Setting

See Activity Section above for link to Activity

Goal Setting

Lesson: Goal setting  is more than putting a list of desired achievements on paper. It involves thoughtfully planning and executing behaviors that will lead to accomplishing those goals. Research has shown that students, who take an active part in their academic engagement, experience growth in the area of state and district based assessment, as well as setting themselves up for meeting benchmarks for college and career readiness.   

Goal setting does not just automatically benefit students. It must be carefully implemented in order to reap the potential benefits. There are four (4) steps to properly goal setting, 

Step 1: Set goals that are  S>M>A>R>T   

             S: Specific

             M: Measureable

             A: Attainable

             R: Realistic

             T: Time Sensitive

Step 2: Develop a Plan of Action: This is more than just writing down some goals on paper. You must develop activities that will help you associate and positively increase your chances of reaching your goals.  The activities or behaviors associated with helping you to achieve your goals should be meaningful. They should provide an opportunity that will help you learn and enhance your knowledge and understanding in an area. When you are developing activities it is important to make sure that it is specific to your goal, this will help you be more accountable.

                                                 Examples of Too General of a activity: Paying better attention in class

                                                                                                                                  Trying harder

                                                                                                                                  Turning in all assignments.

                                                 Better Examples: Spending time on a research based computer program

                                                                                       Attending and after school tutoring or enrichment program

Step 3:  Monitor your progress frequently. Although one might argue that this is the most important step, it certainly is essential to success. Monitoring the effect of your planned activities on your success is critical because this will allow an individual to visualize their progress. This will provide an opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness of your action plan, take ownership,  and develop value in your learning process.

Step 4: Celebrate your Success, including the small ones. "success breads success". As you realize that you are becoming more and more successful in reaching your goal, it is crucial that you celebrate. This will allow your to recognize and appreciate the hard work and effort put forth in doing great. You may not have reached your goal yet, but celebrate growth and improvement. If you take a vested interest in the small accomplishments this will help you to stay motivated in reaching the goal.                             

Interactive Activity: Watch the goal setting video and be prepared to discuss in group

Processing  Assignment: Go up to the document section and click on the Goal Setting Individual Activity. Complete the worksheet and upload it to the google classroom by 9am on September 11.