The Weekly “Connect” Meeting

Case Study: Share data & provide feedback


In this portion of the conversation, the mentor and student talk about the student’s attendance and course performance data. The mentor chooses not to share all of the data specifics with the student in this meeting, instead summarizing that the student has missed one or two days of school per week.

Mentors use their professional judgement to determine the data that will be shared during the meeting.

Note also that she asks the student to contribute data about her grades — the mentor knows the data, but this process encourages the student to take more control of knowing about her own academic performance. The mentor also helps the student make the connection between missing class and her low grades. This helps the two identify attendance as an area of growth.