Coaches take a strength-based approach to help students adopt strategies that work for their learning style, academic strengths, and motivation. When clients have a clear roadmap, it becomes easier to engage the metacognitive skills needed to solve problems, plan, self-advocacy, and learn.
EEC Coaches use a process called Activated Learning to help students develop and practice these critical skills – necessary for thriving in school and life.
Active note-taking is the most effective process for managing the attentional challenges related to ADHD. This can help during lectures or while reading non-preferred assignments. The Cornell Note-taking System is the best note-taking process for students.
However, note-taking is a personal process, and students must practice and learn what works for them. Handwritten note-taking is the best process for learning as it engages more senses and allows for more engaging active note-taking strategies like adding diagrams, images, and thought bubbles. However, too many students have lagging writing fluency and penmanship skills to keep up with the pace of note-taking.
Building note-taking skills take practice. Unfortunately, too many schools gave students a laptop, stopped teaching note-taking skills, and left students to fall behind in developing his important skill for the management of learning.
An academic coach works closely with the student to raise self-confidence, and self-efficacy, and encourage goal achievement by forming an individualized learning plan for success. Through structured check-ins and ongoing academic monitoring, a successful academic coach can have a lasting impact on students’ academic experiences and futures. This dedicated support system aids in paving the path for student success, ultimately enhancing their educational journey.