In this session you'll learn techniques for connecting quickly and deeply with your student, how to create a safe space and how to provide feedback that is kind, useful and actionable. Then I’ll demonstrate how to help a student refine an outline before writing the second draft.

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Video Guide

0:00 - Intro
3:26 - Four Conversation Starters That Are Better Than "How are you?"
3:56 - 1. Celebrations
7:27 - 2. If You Really Knew Me
9:33 - 3. Gratitude Exchange
10:42 - 4. Check-in
13:58 - My Core Counseling Values
24:54 - How to Work With a Student Who Comes in with Nothing
36:10 - How to Work With a Student Who Comes in with Something
44:05 - If You Feel the Essay Isn't Revealing Much About the Student
49:30 - How to Revise the First Draft
56:21 - Quick Note on How to Receive Feedback
59:14 - Homework

Resources Referenced in this Session

My Core Counseling Values
Guide: Five Steps to Revising the First Draft