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ERIC Number: EJ868303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-8938
Good Habits
Ottmer, Sean
Horace, v25 n2-3 Fall 2009
South Valley Academy (SVA) believes in and provides structure for personalization. All students have an advisor that can give them the one-on-one attention they deserve. As an advisor, it was the author's job to quickly identify students in need of extra support and coordinate that support with other staff members and parents. SVA also believes in mastery learning. Students are not given one grade such as a B. Instead, evaluations are broken down into skills and habits to more clearly delineate a student's strengths and challenges. In this article, the author describes how he helped Diana, one of his 11 advisees, work on her academic habits to improve her skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico