Dropout to Dean’s List–What’s Coming! Life Purpose (Part 1)

DROPOUT TO DEAN'S LIST--WHAT'S  COMING (Part 1) Life Purpose The other day, I told you about my house move and explained why I haven’t been posting for months. We moved house and city, and it took almost forever! We are still renovating. I’m trying to get back to normal; but, for example, we have … [Read more...]

Conquering Post-Holiday Procrastination

How to conquer student post-holiday procrastination: The Pomodoro Technique Procrastination is the devil!    If you made New year's resolutions about avoiding procrastination but aren't following them  here are some aids. This piece is by Erin Fortner, J.D., EMT on January 26, 2016 (It contains … [Read more...]

Free community college for students? Maybe not. Maybe with strings.

FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR STUDENTS? MAYBE NOT. Maybe with strings attached. Further to the Obama idea of providing free education to college students,  Carol J. Carter has some excellent points in The Huffington Post. The piece was co-written by Sarah Lyman Kravits and Maureen Breeze. The … [Read more...]

College Dropout Rates in the U.S. are bad

College Dropout Rates in the U.S. are bad and there is no hope in sight for many. BUT THERE IS FOR YOU  Jordan Weissman, writing in Slate gives us an update on America's awful college dropout rates. It's something I've been writing about a lot here, on Dropout to Dean's List. The research is from … [Read more...]

DROPOUT TO DEAN’S LIST: AN INTRODUCTION FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

DROPOUT TO DEAN'S LIST A DIVISION OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE COLLEGE ( Note: we are in the middle of changing this page. The gift I promise you will be available asap as soon as we integrate it with this page.)   My name is Frank Daley If you have a problem with school  that is driving you crazy... If … [Read more...]

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.  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 … [Read more...]

At-risk students. False and real reasons for failure.

At-risk students Students give various reasons for failing at school, dropping out or otherwise being at-risk for those things. WHAT ARE THE FALSE "REASONS" FOR  STUDENT FAILURE?    1. "I'm stupid." 2. The teacher hates me. 3. I was never any good at school. 4. etc. Wrong. Students make … [Read more...]

5 Benefits of Books for Kids ( You might not know about!)

5 benefits of books for kids you might not have thought of. Parents who read to their children see the kid reap the benefits. Yes they have  bigger vocabularies but they also read more, write more, are more curious, and become better students. But more than that, children also gain some incredible … [Read more...]

20 ways parents can identify “at-risk” students

At risk students--20 ways parents can identify them. NOTE: This is appearing shortly after the suicide of Robin Williams. SELF-HARM Not all at-risk students are at-risk of self-harm or suicide but there are connections and similarities. And one in five students DO harm themselves. This is … [Read more...]

How “non-rich” people can go to college

How "poor" people can go to college. The headline writer for this piece by Morgan Housel, in the Motley Fool (USA Today), uses the term "non-rich" in the headline. Trying not to to offend anyone, I guess, but it's actually accurate because these days you almost need to be rich to go to … [Read more...]

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