Year-end Evaluation for Families
Summer is a great time to rest, enjoy a change of pace and schedule, and evaluate the schoolyear we just finished in preparation for the one around the corner.
Consider these questions and engage your student in the process as you plan for the upcoming schoolyear. Adjust extracurricular activities, study habits, free time, homework habits, and more, as you think about these questions:
What did your student love learning about this year? What were the favorite subjects?
What would your student love to try that he has never done before?
What are activities/sports/past times that your student would never get tired of?
What gave your student energy, and what drained it?
How did bedtime and wake-up time go? Did your student get enough sleep?
What teachers/coaches energized the classroom, team, or your student? What was it about them that brought so much life to the process?
What were three challenges about the schoolyear, academic or otherwise?
How did your student find a way to rise above the difficulties and see positive outcomes? If that didn’t happen, how can you help your student shift perspectives, or change what he can control in the situation?
What are three challenges that your student would like to conquer next year? (Think goals in sports, playing a hard piece of music, reading a work of literature, grasping a difficult mathematical concept, etc.)
Did your schedules feel manageable last year?
What took up too much time? Can you find a way to cut it back, outsource it, or make more efficient systems?
What would you like to spend more time doing next year? (Start penciling priorities in to your calendar now!)
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