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.

1. Introduction to Ask for Help with Google Docs

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In this lesson, you will learn how to ask for help at school.

Then, you'll create a table in Google Docs to guide you in asking for help.

Asking for help is an important part of learning.

Everyone needs support sometimes.

It shows strength to ask for it!

Asking for help is a form of self-advocacy.

"Self advocacy" means to speak up for yourself and express your interests and your needs.

Self advocacy is essential to success.

Learning how to appropriately ask for help in an academic setting is good practice for your future career or workplace.

You will require various types of help depending on your own individual needs.

The resources you have access to will be different depending on your family, your community, or your school.

Your needs and the ways you meet them are unique, just like you!

Knowing how and where to find the right kind of help can increase your independence.

Once you receive the information you need, you will be more equipped for new challenges when they arise.

Being a lifelong learner means that you are always willing to grow, improve and learn new things.

To be a lifelong learner you'll need help from others!

It’s important to know where to get support so you can practice self advocacy and become a strong learner.

In this lesson, you will choose one of your classes and create a table for that class.

If you’d like, you can even adapt this lesson to make a table for activities you want help with outside of school.

To fill in the table, you will spend time reflecting on your strengths in the subject.

Then, you will reflect on the areas where you want to improve.

You will brainstorm on resources for help in those areas and document them all in the table.

Sometimes it can be difficult to know when to seek help.

Self reflection is important for deciding when and how to ask for support.

To create the table in this lesson, you will use Google Docs, but you can apply these skills and concepts in other applications or even on paper.

When interacting with Google Docs, you may prefer to use a screen reader or keyboard shortcuts.

Click on the links next to this video to learn how to use these and other features.

As you work through this lesson, you will: Reflect on which subject in school you need support in, think of ways to get support, and create a table to record your ideas.

To create the table you will: insert a table into your document, format your table, fill in the table with self reflections and support options, and share your table.

To work on this lesson, sign in to your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser, and navigate to ""

If you are not signed in, do so now.

If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one.

To begin, open a new document in Google Docs.

Now, it’s your turn: Sign in to your Google account, and open a new document in Google Docs.


  1. Sign in to your Google account.
  2. Open a new document in Google Docs.