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Strategy #2: To share information and resources...support goal setting

Story:  Cassandra felt relieved that she had successfully distributed the course selection materials to her 8th graders for planning their 9th-grade year. Being new to the school that year, she wasn’t sure she had all the curriculum choices straight in her mind and was worried that she might confuse the students. As she got ready for the bell to ring, Antonio asked what Cassandra realized was a key question, “So what are we supposed to talk about with our parents?” She thought to herself, “Now that would have been a good question to discuss with my mentor last night…”

Talk about...

  • How could Cassandra become better acquainted with the curriculum choices available to her 8th graders for their 9th-grade year?
  • What information do the 8th graders’ parents need to support their students’ choices?

The Goal setting toolkit could help Cassandra and her mentor discuss ways parents can support their students in setting goals for their education and their future.