My exam results hadn’t gone as I had hoped and I was really starting to loose motivation. Organisation was the biggest thing I struggled with….. Having a coach just really really helped me get through everything and be able to motivate myself to do better.
Before I had a coach I was really disorganised and I would rely on my parents to help me revise and stuff, which was ok, but they were doing most of the work. It helped me to become more independent and my teachers now call me Miss Uber organised.
Before I had the coach I was struggling with the structure of essays and what to include. I was struggling with revision techniques, I couldn’t find the technique that worked for me. My coach has given me loads of tools that I can use, my teachers have really noticed the change in my essay writing especially
It goes without saying that we cannot thank you enough for the wonderful support you have given Angus since you took him on. I would imagine he was not the easiest of cases in the sense of his reluctance to learn. I can honestly say we have never seem him so committed to his studies as this last couple of months…..its been a joy not to have to nag him and more importantly it has been great to see him realising that there is a feeling of satisfaction from hard work and that it should by rights pay off.
Overall what you have instilled in him are a working set of formulas for life that he can use going forward, along with an air of confidence in his academic abilities…..all priceless and we commend you for your dedication to Angus.
She is beginning to feel empowered. [I don’t think I have ever written that word with a straight face before]. There are fewer slip ups and missed preps and hand-ins. She revises for tests, more willingly than before and with more time in hand. From chronic procrastination, she has moved to occasional bad judgement and poor timing. She is better at doing the ugly stuff, and getting it done early, though she still doesn’t exactly throw herself at it with masochistic joy. She is noticeably happier, less prone to moods and sulks, and gets more done, and enjoys her leisure. And she has our respect, and knows it. She slightly overdid the ‘it’s our secret’ aspect at the beginning, but she is proud of her work, and of her bond with her coach, and of the change in herself.
Connections in Mind are excited to host Prof. Adele Diamond for this year’s annual summit
An event to bring together teachers, researchers, professionals, parents and policy makers to address what action we should be taking to support the development of young peoples’ executive functions.
Keynote speaker: Adele Diamond, Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, University of British Columbia
Followed by a reception from 17:30-19:00 to launch the Connections in Mind Foundation.
June 14, 2018
What Are Executive Functions and Why Are They Relevant in
One Day Teacher Training in Activated Learning (Executive Functions) with Laurie Faith 13th March in Central London (Whole School Training also available on request)
March 13, 2018
Activated Learning Training Flyer (1)We are really excited to be working with Laurie