Academic Coaching and the Role of Rebuilding from Rock Bottom
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” — J.K. Rowling (quoted in The Week and NBCNews.com)
Before she hit it big with Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling was demoralized. She had financial insecurity and little affirmation to fan her enthusiasm. She managed to find her “Zeus Energy” and became the successful author she is today.
An under-functioning student is similarly demoralized, and the experience of being expelled can be devastating. A student may need reminding that it is important to re-invent yourself following disappointment. The right kind of assistance (e.g., academic coaching) can be invaluable in putting the student back on a trajectory to success and maintaining movement toward success. It is also important to help students develop a narrative of recovery and resiliency in the face of disappointment.
“Hitting bottom” can be a necessary step in the process of being broken and re-built. “Re-invent yourself” can be an important message for the student choosing a new major, modifying lifestyle choices, and re-focusing effort for quality performance in the classroom.
Chesapeake Coaching provides individualized assistance with: (1) assessment of the student, (2) plan development, and (3) plan implementation. We assess of the success and usefulness of the plan and tweak the plan whenever necessary. Coaching services at Chesapeake Coaching are provided by individuals with backgrounds in college teaching, academic advising, and mental health service delivery.
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