To build relationships and demonstrate genuine care for students beyond their academic results by checking in with each student prior to holiday breaks.


Students will benefit from a check-in during a time of year that is likely to produce lapses in student engagement.

Action Steps

  • Schedule time for individual students prior to significant holiday breaks (Thanksgiving, winter break, spring break).
  • Ask the student how they are doing overall, what they are excited about, what they are concerned about, and what’s on their mind.



Are these strategies helpful?