Productive teaching-relationships are necessary for student achievement.  And, students who are focused on their own career, school, and classroom goals recognize the relevance of schoolwork and take responsibility for their own learning.  They become more self-regulated.

The Metis Goal-Focused Communication protocol is the core tool used to focus students on achievement. The simple-to-use GFC protocol quickly results in a productive teaching-relationship between the educator and the student.  The results are immediate.

Educators learn to elicit student answers to three questions.  Those questions yield a plan of action that the student independently describes and the educator and student agree to follow up jointly at a specified time and place.  This dialog form of GFC can take a few minutes or less than one minute to conduct.