Be available outside of class at predictable times to provide feedback and support

When students are able to access teachers reliably, they may be more likely to ask for help. Seeing that their teachers are regularly available can reduce stress– students always know how and when to get help– and also shows that the teacher is committed to their success, even outside of class time.

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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