I have a confession to make...every Thursday at 8am I Skype with an accountability buddy. We spend 25 minutes assessing the previous week, goals we attained, what tasks are moved to this week and what our goals will be for the upcoming week. We make a plan. Guess what? I have personally experienced an increase in productivity and efficiency. In addition, it feels good to share my accomplishments and say, “I did it!” Having someone to keep me accountable keeps me focused. It also allows one to share ideas or come up with new strategies if something isn’t working efficiently. Ironically, this is what we do with College Success Plan. Ultimately, students feel more confident, experience less anxiety and appreciate having an academic and organizational plan for each week.
Elizabeth Pyle, M.Ed., has been working with students for over 25 years as an educator in the public/private school system, tutor and successful business owner in the educational field.