The first implication is that a complex mix of familial, social, cultural, economic, and psychological factors affect whether
Wouldn’t it be great if both candidates picked up this baton?
Last week, I dropped my youngest daughter off to college and still felt that familiar pang in my heart. The year before
Well-meaning as it may be, this checklist of college ready attributes does little to help the cause of college readiness
The most powerful influence on a teenager is another teenager. Our shared experiences give us perspective and help us believe in ourselves and overcome any obstacles.
Yes, Your Teen is Going to College, But Are They Ready? Six Things to Stop Doing Right Now, and a Few to Start
Throw out the image of high school for a second and imagine instead your child were going backpacking in the Himalayas. Would you let them coast until the trip? Or would you insist they've got to break in those hiking boots?
... and that's really sad.
Leadership roles: Please make sure you encourage students to take on leadership roles in their activities. Colleges are looking
Teens face a variety of complex issues with the transition from childhood to adulthood. When these issues are compounded by perceived scarcity, whether in the form of poverty, abuse or lack of a nurturing support system, it can be even more challenging for teens to generate or maintain their self-esteem and find their way forward.
I graduated from a large urban school system and currently teach in a similar one where, as an Advanced Placement (AP) teacher, I have a unique vantage point from which to gauge the skills needed for college and career preparedness.