To promote increased focus, class participation, and a sense of academic belonging.
To guide students in reflecting on and sharing their working preferences with a group in order to identify strategies to navigate procrastination.
To onboard student into the AP Program so they are prepared to begin by Day 1 of coursework and have an opportunity to build the foundation needed to excel later.
To give students feedback that they are more likely to accept and utilize for improvement.
To enhance students’ learning through cooperative learning strategies.
To obtain the highest benefit from group projects and cooperative learning to ensure that collaboration enhances learning.
To build in the routine of students holding one another accountable for learning and presence in class.
To encourage collaboration, mutual support, and accountability by creating small student working groups.
To allow students to talk about about themselves using AP resources/materials/guidance for particular parts of students’ stories.
To establish trust between the teacher and students and amongst students through a variety of relationship-building activities.