Research has found that students who have a solid foundation of study habits and the ability to stick with difficult subject matter until they master it will develop the techniques to learn any academic subject. The Academic Life Coaching Program focuses on helping students develop both core academic skills, as well as a variety of executive functioning skills (study skills). Addressing and honing both sets of skills makes it possible for students to learn academic lessons more quickly and effectively.
Core academic skills focus on the actual process of learning. These types of skills are measures by things such as standardized tests or grades, and they make up only a small part of human intelligence. What makes the Academic Life Coaching Program so successful is that it helps students develop their academic skills, as well as study skills, emotional intelligence, and leadership. Students who develop all of these areas are more proactive, organized, and are better equipped to manage the various areas of their life.
We have worked with hundreds of students over the past 10 years, and we have identified a few core academic skills that students need to develop in order to be successful in school.
Study skills (skills that are not directly taught or addressed in school) are most often called supporting or executive functioning skills. In the Academic Life Coaching Program, students not only learn about the specific patterns in their learning process, but they also receive support to create systems and develop all of the other skills that make it possible to learn academic lessons more quickly and effectively.