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Posts tagged with: coaching

Dale So my first actual meeting with the student, I give them a survey that kind of lets me know where they are now with their habits and helps me figure out what I really need to focus on. Because...
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Jude was recruited to play soccer.  That was his thing and he knew it was a ticket to some of the aspirations his parents had for him–a top tier college, a chance to maximize his athletic talents, a way forward. ...
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Back to school means all the possibilities and the pitfalls occur in equal measure for parents and students alike. That's normal. healthy, and helpful. Families are right where they need to be....
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I was a student for 19 years and a teacher for 15 years, and every single fall, every single one I was anxious when labor day approached and the start of school reared up to meet my daily tremulations. It...
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The term “self-advocacy” has always seemed like an awkward term to me. There’s something clunky about it, like a plumbers wrench or a tangled up kite or like a pile of shoes that need to be moved. Perhaps it’s my...
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By Josephine Vonarburg of Transitions College Advising Things move quickly in college. A great deal of material is covered in a short 14 to 15-week period, and there is no time to waste. This means that students need to be...
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The summer between when I graduated high school and the beginning of college I remember very well. I was working at Shady Glenn restaurant in Bolton, CT, and wearing one of those pointy white hats while scooping ice cream and...
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The Huffpost recently asked school counselors to speculate what the notable after effects for kids following the pandemic, a group uniquely in a position to predict the outcomes. Three areas emerged recurrently: 1. Being Stuck in ‘Survival Mode’: After being...
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According to report put out by the ACT, a college testing agency, the national average in the United States for college freshman retention rate in 65.7%.  That means that roughly one third of college freshman in American colleges will not...
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