Tag: writing coach

There’s a BIG CHANGE coming to BC high schools…

…It’s called the Graduation Literacy Assessment (GLA). WHAT IS THE GLA? The GLA, a requirement for graduation, is an exam that will evaluate students’ ability to read and analyze a variety of texts and to communicate ideas and draw out personal connections in writing. It goes on students’ permanent high school transcript and will prepare […]

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Team Options’ Holiday Reading List

It’s December! Our students have had a busy year so far—applying to their dream schools, working hard on their assignments, and attending to their many, many commitments—and, as their consultants, coaches, and cheerleaders, so have we. To relax, the Options team will be performing the usual holiday rituals: spending time with family, eating too many […]

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A Writing Coach’s Perspective: What I Learned About Helping Students Learn

Our writing coach Alyssa Morris shares her insights from her nine-week course that focused on how to support and encourage executive functioning and academic preparation skills in students with LD designations. During the nine-week “Academic Strategies and Executive Function Supports for Students with LD, ADHD, and ASD” course offered by Landmark College, I explored the […]

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