Ensure quick gains to build up confidence

Students, especially those lacking confidence, benefit from some “quick wins” in the beginning of the year. Setting assignments or systems up that allow students to gain some positive feedback and feel successful, even in small ways, can help ramp up to more rigorous learning later on.

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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