Five things students need to be “college-ready.”

FIVE THINGS STUDENTS NEED TO BE “COLLEGE-READY.”

“The phrase “college and career ready” is today’s education reform mantra. d6c0aed8f1d046569fa8336f583296fe
John Warner, writing on Inside Higher Education, takes the educational politicians to task and tells you what he thinks students really need to succeed in college, aside from basic skills of course.
You know, like the ability to read and write.
What do students need?
1. Curiosity
2. Self-regulation
3. Passion
4. Empathy
5. A healthy skepticism of authority.
I agree with him.
And all of them come from SELF-KNOWLEDGE.

SELF-REGULATION COMES FROM SELF-KNOWLEDGE

You can’t possibly self-regulate unless you have some self-knowledge.

You don’t have to be a guru on a mountain-top but you have a clue as to who you are what what you want (even if what you want is transitional).

CURIOSITY COMES FROM SELF-KNOWLEDGE

His first requirement, curiosity, is a given if you want to know yourself.

PASSION COMES FROM SELF-KNOWLEDGE

His third requirement, passion, comes from self-knowledge. When you know who who you are and what you want, passion arrives automatically. 

SO DOES EMPATHY

His fourth requirement, empathy, also derives from self-knowledge, albeit unexpectedly.

Self-knowledge brings clarity. You see things others don’t see about themselves and the world and you can put yourself in another’s place because you “get” what it is to NOT have Self-Knowledge.

AND SKEPTICISM ABOUT AUTHORITY

Why? Because when you know yourself you resist conventional wisdom, general instructions, advertising  and the general rules of others (parents, teachers, religious leaders, politicians, etc.)

It’s not because you think you know everything, it’s because, knowing yourself, you know what is good for you and what is not.

What is real and what is a mirage.
If you, as a student require self-knowledge–and you do– let me help you get it.

IT IS EXCITING TO HAVE SELF-KNOWLEDGE!

Not only is it not painful, it’s exciting and revelatory!

Live the best life you can live.
Be the best YOU you can be email me at frankdaley@rogers.com for a FREE strategy session.
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Read John Warner’s whole piece HERE.

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