Develop College-Success Character Traits

College systems are based on self-regulation, autonomy and choice. But, today’s high schools are highly structured and regulated. Once students arrive in post-secondary institutions, they often face challenges in taking ownership over their learning, knowing how to bounce back after a hardship, or learning how to be independent.

How might we:

Develop important character skills earlier in students so they are prepared to drive their college learning experiences from day-one?

Set up students to be independent, better self-regulate and self-motivate from day one of college?

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As a vehicle, literally and figuratively,  STE(A)M Truck is a platform that helps communities build skills youth need to thrive.

As a vehicle, literally and figuratively, STE(A)M Truck is a platform that helps communities build skills youth need to thrive.

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Just as we prepare our soldiers for deployment, let's explore a "boot camp" model as it relates to preparing our students for college.

Just as we prepare our soldiers for deployment, let's explore a "boot camp" model as it relates to preparing our students for college.

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One day Orientation is overwhelming.  Break this into a week long session and have challenges for students each day to solidify learning.

One day Orientation is overwhelming. Break this into a week long session and have challenges for students each day to solidify learning.

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Bring graduated students back often to unconference with current high school students about their college successes, failures and struggles.

Bring graduated students back often to unconference with current high school students about their college successes, failures and struggles.

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Promote opportunities for schools to develop a "structured gap year" that would allow students to work, travel,etc before arriving on campus

Promote opportunities for schools to develop a "structured gap year" that would allow students to work, travel,etc before arriving on campus

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