Growth Strategies Study Skills Course

The Growth Strategies Study Skills course provides 4th and 5th graders with foundational strategies to become active, engaged learners and adopt new approaches to plan, manage, and complete their work.

Essential Study Skills Course

The Study Skills Class is recommended as the starting place for all 6th through 12th graders who desire to learn how to better plan, manage, organize and complete their work.

The course teaches the
FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS for STUDY SUCCESS.

These set of skills match what is being asked of a student in school. Mastering these skills will allow students to manage a rigorous curriculum with great efficacy and efficiency.

The course is broken down in to five (5) Modules:

Core to success in any grade is the understanding that
“SMART” IS A JOURNEY.

The ability to take risks, make mistakes and push through obstacles is critical for young students as they are consistently introduced to material they do not know “yet”.  

This “don’t know” → “know” cycle requires students to learn strategies to work through the “don’t know” phase versus just giving up with an “I can’t do this” mantra.  

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Why Teach a Growth Mindset?

A growth mindset is a belief that we can get smarter through hard work and practice. Having a growth mindset means understanding that intelligence can be developed vs. the belief that it is fixed (either I’m good at math or not). What this means is that struggling with something difficult doesn’t mean you’re not smart; instead it’s a chance to grow your intelligence by using the right strategies. Growth mindset is all about trying hard, getting the help you need, and utilizing different approaches to work through a problem when it’s getting you down.

 

Fixed Mindset

“The door is either open or closed.”

  • “I’m no good at math (science, art, music).”
  • “My talent is fixed.”
  • “Effort is for those that don’t have ability.”
  • “I’m smart if I finish quickly, easily, and/or make no mistakes.”
  • “I didn’t get it — I’m moving on or giving up.”

Growth Mindset

“There’s a way to open the door.”

  • “Thinking skills can be developed.”
  • “Brains and talent are just the starting point.”
  • “Success comes from effort.”
  • “I’m smart when I try hard, do something I couldn’t before, confront a challenge.”
  • “I don’t get it — can you tell me again?”
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WHAT WILL STUDENTS GAIN FROM THE COURSE?

“Potential” is the capacity to develop skills over time, so it is essential for students to believe that intelligence is something that can be developed. In this class, students will embark upon their growth mindset journey – discovering that learning and stretching are what makes us smart vs. never making mistakes or being “perfect.”
To fuel perseverance, creativity and work ethic, students need to employ a toolbox of “strategies.” These are the approaches they will use to get work done efficiently, to attack a problem from a new way, and to persist through frustration.  We want them to believe, “The more strategies I know and use, the better student I will become.”
We can’t learn without mistakes, and won’t even try if we are expected to always have the answer right. Instead, we need to believe that if getting it wrong means “failing,” that this type of failure is just learning in disguise.
Every student needs personalized approaches that make it easier for them to push through the process of learning.  From organizing work to writing a paper or learning from mistakes, we will teach the strategies that are required for independent learning. The result? A student who leaves saying, “I know how I learn best and how a homework strategies ‘system’ will help me get my work done more efficiently and effectively.”  

The course is broken down in to five (5) Modules:

Day 1 Highlights:

Day 1 Highlights: Begin to understand and develop a growth mindset. Evaluate your own mindset, develop strategies to change your mindset, and learn to be comfortable in the “learning zone.” With the the help of parents, identify current academic strengths and needs.

(Parents are invited to join their students for the entire 2-hour session on Day 1)

Day 2 Highlights:

Understand the importance of healthy homework strategies and routines. Prepare an organizational system to appropriately manage materials. Practice strategies to manage attention and frustrations while working.

Day 3 Highlights:

Learn new planning and time managements skills. Create a month-at-a-glance calendar and nightly homework plan. Learn methods to prioritize and create a rhythm for work to maximize efficiency.

Day 4 Highlights:

Learn and practice effective strategies for: reading, writing, understanding and following directions, note-taking, and test-preparation.

Day 5 Highlights:

Discuss the importance of risk taking. Evaluate mistakes as an opportunity for growth. Share individualized strategies on the Growth Mindset Action Plan. Final hour (with parents): Set goals and create a plan to achieve them.

 
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PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Parents are an influential part of 4th and 5th grade learning. As such, we want to share how to best support your students in their journey to develop a growth mindset and improved study strategies. We ask parents to select course dates when they are able to participate for the full 2 hours of Day 1 (Introduction to Growth Mindset), as well as for the last hour of Day 5 (Learning from Mistakes).

Class size:

The course is limited to 6 students.

 

Course Pricing & Registraion:

$850 for 5 session course (10 hours total)

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The StudyPro recommends that all new students start with our Essential Study Skills Course. These 5 modules teach the fundamental skills that are required in school. Students may use the Homework Center at no charge on the days they attend the class.

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1. Select your student’s grade level in box below.
2. Complete the purchase using our MINDBODY registration system.
3. Your account will be credited for all 5 modules.

PURCHASE THE CLASS


1. Select your student’s grade level in box below.
2. Complete the purchase using our MINDBODY registration system.
3. Your account will be credited for all 5 modules.

 
essential study skills
 

Pricing:

$850 for 5 session course (10 hours total)

FALL CLASS SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

Pricing:

$850 for 5 session course (10 hours total)

FALL CLASS SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

Pricing:

$850 for the 5-session course (10 hours total)

Register Now