|Academic Mentoring in the Middle School - 21 March 2017|
The Middle School Academic Mentoring Program is designed to equip our students with the tools they need to achieve their best possible academic outcomes. Our focus this term has been on organisational skills, with the Year 7s studying the unit, ‘Achieving My Best’.
During Term 1, in these weekly timetabled sessions, the focus has been on organisational and time management skills. Year 7s have been learning how to negotiate their timetable, organise their folders, record their homework and create study timetables. Very importantly, they have also learnt how to navigate the LHC IT System.
As educators, teachers understand that feedback has a powerful influence on learning and achievement. We know the importance of providing specific, constructive feedback to our students. Year 8 and 9 students have been provided with a Feedback Diary where, with the help of their teachers, they analyse and record the feedback provided on drafts, assignments and exams. They are assisted in making decisions on how to improve their future work.
Early next term, all Middle School students will have the opportunity to formally reflect on the progress they have made so far this year and to set learning goals for the new term. This reflection will form the basis of the mentoring discussion each student will have with their Academic Mentor at some stage during the term. As educators and mentors, we know that this process definitely helps our students achieve their best.
Director of Academic Mentoring