After a few weeks of class, open dialogue with students about additional supports they need

Demonstrating opennness and receptivity to student concerns and maintaining an open channel of communication for students to voice their struggles and needs will enable them to find and use the right supports, persist, and gain confidence in their ability to meet challenges.

Explore Student Experiences Throughout the School Year

Click on each critical period to explore student experiences.

Strong Start


Keeping Up


Midterm Reset


Exam Prep


Due to varying school schedules and contexts, the exact timing of the critical periods will differ by school and even by class. The months provided are a guide for where teachers should be looking for experiences based on time of year.

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