Kick off the new school year with lessons from our Back to School 2022 collection to help students express themselves, build relationships, and stay organized.
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In this video, you will fill in your table.

Using the header row and column, you can see what type of information you need to add to the table.

Start by brainstorming your strengths in each class element.

For example, if your table is for math class, a strength of yours might be that you always complete your math homework on time.

Or, maybe your strength is that you know how to check your math equations with the answer key and correct your work before you submit it.

Reflect on all your strengths and add them to the table.

If you really struggle with math homework or quizzes, that’s okay.

You can leave the strengths section blank in some areas if needed.

Then, move onto the second header called "Areas to Improve."

This is where you will write down any obstacles you face in this subject.

Think about areas where you could use help to be more successful.

These could even be the same areas where you have strengths or they might be different.

You don't need to think of solutions yet.

For example, you might add: "I often forget what the math homework is" or "I don't have a quiet place at home to do homework."

Write down any difficulties you face with the class elements.

Remember, it takes courage to reflect on things you find difficult.

You will use your strengths and help options to succeed in these areas once the table is completed.

Once you have listed your strengths and areas for improvement in each class element, you can begin to think about the type of support you need.

When you think about ways to get support, be creative!

There are various options inside and outside of school available to help you.

If you want to seek support outside the classroom, you can ask for help from a friend or someone in your community who you trust.

There are often study groups online and after school tutoring sessions you can attend for help.

Make note of the date and time that any meetings take place and add them to your table to stay organized.

List as many types of help as you can think of that would work for you.

You may not know exactly what kind of help you want with each class element, but that’s okay.

Just write down any ideas that you have.

You will review this with your teacher later.

Every teacher has different methods for helping students.

Keeping track of the support options your teacher offers can help remind you when and how you can access the support.

Your teacher can also help you find additional resources outside of school.

Depending on your needs there are many options for help.

Now it’s your turn: For each class option, fill in your strengths, areas for improvement and help options.


  1. For each class option, fill in your strengths, areas for improvement and help options.