Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel? Another school year is almost gone. Time flies when you’re having fun and working hard.  Now is a great time to reflect on the 2017-2018 school year and look forward to the 2018-2019 school year. Use the questions below to have a powerful conversation with your teen at the end of the school year.

“What feels like the end is often the beginning.”- Unknown

  1. What subject have you enjoyed the most? Why?
  1. When were you at your best during this school year? Think about improvements you made, achievements, memorable projects, assignments, or goals you reached. (These don’t necessarily have to be big things. Consider the little things too.)
  1. Is everything you have done this year in alignment with your big dream or goal(s)?
  1. Examining your growth this past school year, do you feel as though your grades are an accurate indicator of your academic growth? Why or why not.
  1. Do you feel as though you are where you should be in regards to your personal growth? Explain.
  1. What was most challenging for you this school year? How did you overcome the challenge(s)?
  1. Who has helped you, been influential or impacted your life this year?
  1. What have you learned about yourself this year?
  1. What is your vision for next school year? What do you want to improve or keep doing? How can you prepare?
  1. What advice would you have for a student entering this grade level?

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

mel professional photo by kateMelanie Black is an Associate Certified Academic Life Coach and mindfulness educator. She is passionate about helping others and learning all she can in the process. With ten years of experience in the field of education, she is determined to help students succeed in school and life. “ One of my goals is to continue to be a humanitarian who helps our local community. I am passionate about my relentless pursuit of knowledge and desire to help others.“