Goal-Setting for Teens

    $157.07

    “I felt like I’ve grown a lot more confident in my abilities after taking this class, both as a student and with actually completing my work. Prof. Suki taught me a lot about how to manage my life, and how to balance work and play.” ~ Student M.M.K.

     

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    InstructorProf. Suki Wessling
    Content LevelsGrades 7-8 • Junior High
    Grades 9-10 • Lower High School
    Grades 11-12 • Upper High School
    Course Length7 week course plus parent session
    Live Webinars Held OnThursdays, 12:00 - 12:50 PM Pacific - 8/18/22 - 7 weeks – plus final parent meeting t.b.d.

    This 7 week course plus a final parent session will guide students aged 13 and older in setting and achieving their goals.

    Why goal-setting? Learning to identify and set goals can help teens take ownership of their education. Teens who feel invested in their learning are more proactive and involved in their educational choices.

    Goal-setting also helps on a personal level. When teens continue to depend on their parents to set and achieve educational goals, tension can arise in the household. The teens feel—quite rightly—that it’s their education and they should be involved in the decision-making. But when teens haven’t learned to identify their goals and the steps needed to fulfill them, it’s hard for them to work with their parents in making educational decisions.

    Note to parents: 

    • This course is restricted to students aged 13 and older.
    • This course is for the teens themselves, not for their parents! Parents are welcome to read the text and actively support their teens.
    • Parent workshop: The 8th meeting of this course will be a parent workshop with the instructor. Parents will meet in the webinar room and discuss how to support their students. We will address questions and concerns that parents may have.
    • Although the book is aimed at homeschoolers, the course is appropriate for any teen who would benefit from taking ownership of their education.

    A word from the instructor:

    Student comments:
    • “I felt like I’ve grown a lot more confident in my abilities after taking this class, both as a student and with actually completing my work. Suki taught me a lot about how to manage my life, and how to balance work and play.”
    • “Prof. Suki is good at keeping everybody on track and being able to teach things that normally might be kind of boring but making it fun.”
    • “I’ve enjoyed talking with other kids my age because it’s interesting to get other points of view.”
    • “It was very supportive, and it was easy to keep track of the schedule and what we do every week.”

    What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:

    • Read one chapter a week.
    • Complete activities that can be completed at home without adult participation.
    • Students who want to get the most from the course will also complete activities that require interaction with adults in their community, in person or via telephone.

    What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:

    • Curated resources, including websites & videos, are provided to excite learners and to add depth to the subject matter.

    What to expect during the weekly webinar:

    • Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
    • We ask students to actively participate in our class discussions — verbally and through text-chat.
    • We will meet once a week to talk about the goals we’ve set and met, from silly to serious. We’ll share the information we’ve gained from talking to adults in our lives and from our reading.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • This course is restricted to students aged 13 and older.

    Students should be willing to:

    • Be prepared for the webinar.
    • Actively participate (via the microphone and chat) in the class discussion.
    • Verbally participate in webinar discussions – this class is discussion based.
    • Encourage class discussion by adding their questions/ideas in the chat window during the webinar.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.

    Required books & materials:

    • Suki’s book, Homeschool with Confidence (ISBN: 978-0966145298), forms the core text of this course.  All other materials presented will be available on the Web.

    Note from a parent: “Our bright, gifted, and precocious tweener was a real challenge to us whether in regular school or homeschooled. We couldn’t get him engaged or interested in his own education. When we saw Professor Suki introduce her Goal-Setting for Homeschoolers course, it sounded like it could be a helpful addition. We consider the results transformational for our family. Our son is now eager, not only a partner in his own education, but really the driving force. He owns his coursework, has a plan, and a schedule he developed with our approval. It’s exciting to see a class create such a dramatic change in attitude. And we now have the miracle of a 13-year-old boy who looks forward to his school work!” ~The Ekstrand Family