S4 offers study skills workshops at Weston Middle School

Recognizing that many middle and high school students would benefit from study skill support in time management, organization and executive functioning, the popular S4 (Successful Study Skills 4 Students) program is being offered at Weston Middle School.

Two concurrent workshops have been scheduled, one for middle schoolers, the other for high schoolers, Wednesdays, Jan. 30 through Feb. 27, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

S4 workshops recently held in surrounding towns were completely full.

Research demonstrates that when students know how to study they are more confident, engaged and happier at school.

The evidenced-based S4 program is founded on proven educational research, and taught by accredited, dynamic teachers. In a highly participatory presentation, students will learn essential, easy-to-implement skills needed for successful learning and studying, including:

  • Note taking.
  • Time management.
  • Understanding main ideas and important details.
  • How to build on new ideas and information.
  • Using a planner.
  • Active learning.
  • Asking questions to self-advocate.
  • Memorization strategies.
  • Goal setting.
  • Test preparation strategies.

“We know that implementing even a single new skill can make a big difference in a student’s love of learning,” Ms Sagalyn said.

Limited class size of 15 ensures that all students get personalized attention. S4 supplies all materials, including exclusive how-to guides for at-home support.

The cost of the workshop is $395, about $53 per hour.

To register a middle schooler, visit tinyurl.com/WestonMS-Winter-2013.

To register a high schooler, visit tinyurl.com/WestonHS-Winter-2013.

For more information, call 203-30-S-K-I-L-L (307-5455) or email [email protected]

About S4

S4 partners with public and independent schools providing students in grades five through 12 with a suite of essential and easy-to-implement study skills, time management tips, executive functioning, and organizational strategies to achieve full academic potential.

The S4 program is based entirely on educational research and proven benchmark studies.

In addition to hosting student workshops, S4 offers professional development and parent workshops.

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