Building relationships with students is a critical lever for supporting them in the transition to high school.
Structures such as mentoring and Freshman Advisory programs allow students to receive on-time and targeted support through one-on-one, small group, and/or whole group activities. During the initial phases, Success Teams may struggle when deciding what interventions will be the most impactful for their students. Tool Set B provides you with a collection of practical, research-based articles to increase your knowledge of meaningful and targeted student interventions.
Professional readings provide a common learning experience for your Success Team. Using a text-based protocol with the professional reading allows participants to process new information as well as discuss implications for practice. The Network for College Success finds protocols to be very helpful for structuring an efficient and productive conversation when in teams. Some possible protocols for use with these articles are the Four A’s Text Protocol, The Final Word, and Text-Based Seminar.
Use the Tool Set
The full Building Relationships to Support the Transition to High School Tool Set is available for download. The download includes the five tools in this Tool Set.Download the Full Tool Set (PDF) v