Establish a culture of vulnerability, productive struggle, and active learning

When students can be honest about their struggles and share them with peers and teachers, they can work together to build the skills to learn from their mistakes and try again. When students are actively engaged in the process of failure, feedback, and active learning, they build muscles to to persevere and try again.

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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