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Preparing for College: What 11th and 12th Graders Should Be Doing Now

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College planning is a lot of work. Not to worry because JKCF has done the legwork for you. Read about college planning, scholarships & more.

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Heather Reams. Preparing for College: What 11th and 12th Graders Should be Doing Now. Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. 2013. Web. 21 Mar 2018.

This article is to help students prepare for important college dates. It's a schedule that will develop one's leadership skills. College expects every student to be the leader of their own life. There are no reminders and second chances therefore forcing one to regulate their tasks independently. This is a schedule that begins in 11th grade giving students opportunities to reach out to an event on their own. Reams lists every possible college related event that'll encourage students to take a step forward to their future. It's about goals and the self-motivation to achieve those goals. Much like college courses, the responsibility to achieve is a trait that is most valued. It's good to have an early start so the habit is embedded into the routine. 

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High School Isn’t Always About Preparing for College

High School Isn’t Always About Preparing for College | college preparation | Scoop.it
The standard advice for all high school students used to be: work
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Stop Telling Your Students To "Pay attention!"

Stop Telling Your Students To "Pay attention!" | college preparation | Scoop.it

"Whether you’re a teacher, staff developer or administrator, today’s audience expects quality. You need their attention for explicit learning. For starters, stop telling your audience to “Pay attention!” It sounds pathetic. Why?

What I have learned is below. For the surprising news and to keep reading…"


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Stop Telling your Students to "Pay Attention." Jenson Learning. Web. 21 Mar 2018.

<http://www.jensenlearning.com/news/students-to-pay- Mar attention/brain-based-teaching&gt;

This article focuses on the way of gaining a student's attention. Students are conditioned to pay attention to any sound and movement. This article focuses on the methods that can be utilized to ensure the students have a higher attention span towards a lecture. One technique is to engage the student into the lesson through questions, situational explanation or group work. Another practice includes giving the students breaks. Statistics show students have vast improvement after taking a break. Using these methods, a student can grow to concentrate through further lectures. During college lectures information can be quite crucial, using these methods at an early stage can prepare students for further studies.  

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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Ferrari Engines, Bicycle Brakes

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Ferrari Engines, Bicycle Brakes | college preparation | Scoop.it

Advice to educators about how to help students with ADHD fulfill the potential of their powerful brains....

"Dear Educators,

I am a 62-year-old psychiatrist who has both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia. Of all the people who helped me deal with these conditions, top prize goes to my 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Eldredge, at Chatham Elementary School in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She simply put her arm around me when it was my turn to read during reading period. No one laughed at my stammering and stuttering, because I had the mafia sitting next to me! Such a simple intervention, but profound in its impact.

 

Because of Mrs. Eldredge's arm, I didn't acquire the most damaging learning disabilities—shame, fear, and the conviction that you are stupid and defective. Many other teachers helped me along the way, but Mrs. Eldredge got me off to the right start. By eliminating fear, she enabled me to progress at my own pace, always believing that I could succeed....."


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Your brain is a rain forest | OdeWire

Your brain is a rain forest | OdeWire | college preparation | Scoop.it

People with conditions like ADHD, dyslexia and mood disorders are routinely labeled “disabled”. But differences among brains are as enriching—and essential—as differences among plants and animals. Welcome to the new field of neurodiversity.


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50 Best iPad Educational Apps for Reading Disabilities

50 Best iPad Educational Apps for Reading Disabilities | college preparation | Scoop.it

Great resource

View just a few of the amazing educational apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun,...

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The power, legacy of Steven Spielberg’s dyslexia in 60 Minutes: ‘I own my fear'

The power, legacy of Steven Spielberg’s dyslexia in 60 Minutes: ‘I own my fear' | college preparation | Scoop.it

Steven Spielberg’s 60 Minutes interview on Sunday night:

"....After having made more than 25 films, winning two Oscars, two Golden Globes and three DGA Awards, Steven Spielberg is in a time of his life when he can turn from “outward action” to “inner action”; a shift in perspective which is one of the strengths of dyslexia and reflected in Steven Spielberg’s newest movie Lincoln.

Unlike his previous movies, the movie Lincoln, coming in November, is not an action movie but a movie “about process and politics”. Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays Lincoln, depicts the last four months of Lincoln’s life and his fight to abolish slavery.

“Lesley Stahl: There's not a lot of action. There's no Spielberg special effects.
Steven Spielberg: Right.
Lesley Stahl: It's a movie about process and politics. Have you ever done a movie even remotely--
Steven Spielberg: Never. Like this?
Lesley Stahl: Not even close.
Steven Spielberg: Never. No. I knew I could do the action in my sleep at this point in my career. In my life, the action doesn't hold any-- it doesn't attract me anymore.”
Similar to his interview about dyslexia Steven Spielberg talks about his dyslexia: Tips, insights, and solutions, - what appears to attract Steven Spielberg at this time in his life (not unlike Lincoln) is to leave a legacy..."


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Boost Your Children’s Test Success With Neurological Strategies

Boost Your Children’s Test Success With Neurological Strategies | college preparation | Scoop.it

With the help of correlations from neuroscience research, you can use best brain practices to help your children build the learning habits for best memory and test taking skills while also sustaining or restoring a positive attitude about school. This first of a three-blog series will focus on several practices to make new learning stick and promote the neural circuits long-term memory so knowledge is truly understood and retained beyond the test.


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13 Concrete Examples Of Better Feedback For Learning

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13 Concrete Examples Of Better Feedback For Learning: assessment, learning, instruction, teaching
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Infographic: What Is College Readiness? - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - college and career readiness, edchat, P21

Infographic: What Is College Readiness? - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - college and career readiness, edchat, P21 | college preparation | Scoop.it
The demands of colleges and careers have changed over the last several years. There's an increase need of technological skills that may include coding, cyber security, IT, and design.

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MCPS on ‘Seven Keys to College Readiness’ — update

MCPS on ‘Seven Keys to College Readiness’ — update | college preparation | Scoop.it

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Brain Test to Diagnose A.D.H.D. Is Approved

Brain Test to Diagnose A.D.H.D. Is Approved | college preparation | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first brain wave test to help diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 16, 2013 1:55 PM

Interesting... new way to diagnose ADHD using an EEG. Will it be more accurate? Could be more effective and will provide more evidence. Thoughts?

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What high school students should know about college applications | USA TODAY College

What high school students should know about college applications | USA TODAY College | college preparation | Scoop.it

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2020's Learning Landscape: A Retrospective on Dyslexia

2020's Learning Landscape: A Retrospective on Dyslexia | college preparation | Scoop.it

The following article, written by David Rose and Ge Vue in 2010, imagines the future by “pre-creating” the Presidential Address at the IDA Annual Conference in 2020. This article was first published in the International Dyslexia Association, Perspectives on Language and Literacy, Winter 2010. One notable difference between the printed text version and this digital version is the UDL learning supports embedded throughout.


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7 Things Graduating Seniors Should Know About College

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Two authors share advice for incoming college freshmen, including what is expected of college papers and when a student should declare a major.
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Lynn Jacobs, Jeremy Hyman. 7 Things Graduating Seniors Should Know About College. 2003. NY Times. Web. 21 Mar 2018.

<https://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/7-things-graduating-seniors-should-know-about-college-2/&gt; This article is a description of the changes that will occur from high school to college. The paper discusses the professor's expectations such as testing and assignment completion. At college level, students cannot keep the redundancy methods that were built in high school. Jacob and Hyman ensure to inform students that college is based on personal effort and control. Classes can be changed for the student's benefit. Testing is based rather on the great detail instead of a light cover on every information. The newspaper also encourages students to take their time in deciding their major. This will ease freshmen, many don't recognize the point of studying in college if they don't have a goal. Instead of pushing students to further their education, allow them to explore different classes before pushing them into a major. 

 

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Rethinking what leads to success in education

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After failed education policies for decades, scientists, economists and educators looking at roles optimism, perseverance and grit play.

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 Greg Toppo. Rethinking What Leads to Success in Education. USA Today. 2012. Web. 21 Mar 2018.

<https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/10/02/rethinking-what-leads-to-success-in-education/1609493>;

The thinking process for students in modern day is mainly information presented and an absorption of that information. Scientists have been trying to figure out how students can improve their learning. This leads to the theory of developing a child's mind to persevere through difficult tasks. One teaching method used was the teaching of chess. Students had to write down every action that they and their opponent made. This developed new thinking strategies that would stick with them throughout their years. A mind that is always solving problems can vastly increase the growth of the individual. Not only does it increase personal growth but it also enhances independency. Toppo includes how there have been decades of parent-teacher conferences. These conferences allow students to hide under their parent's leadership therefore never fully handling a situation for themselves. To force the student to understand their actions and mistakes is also a way of preparing the student for maturation. 

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Profiles of Persistence

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First-generation college students are twice as likely to quit college as students whose parents have bachelor's degrees. Meet four students whose stories illustrate why it's a challenge to be the first in your family to go to college.

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Viewpoints: Core curriculum key to college readiness - The Sacramento Bee

Viewpoints: Core curriculum key to college readiness - The Sacramento Bee | college preparation | Scoop.it
When it comes to education policy in the United States today, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Course work matters.

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28 Summer Reading Suggestions From College Admission Experts

28 Summer Reading Suggestions From College Admission Experts | college preparation | Scoop.it
Admission deans and college counselors suggest summertime reads for college-bound students, their parents and anyone who enjoys reading for pleasure.
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Time To Update Your College Bound Resume - College Prep Results

Time To Update Your College Bound Resume - College Prep Results | college preparation | Scoop.it
Colleges want to know how students spent their free time outside of school. A resume shows what students have accomplished. Update yours today.
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Your Say: Students' college readiness languishes

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More than half of high school graduates do not have the skills needed to succeed in college.

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Your Say: Students' College Readiness Languishes. USA Today. 2012. Web. 21 Mar 2018.

Many people feel as if their life leading up to college has done little to nothing to prepare them for the difficult journey. A user named Jim Bertolina mentioned how public schools have lowered their bar of expectations while colleges have never changed their expectations at all. There is a major jump from high school to college one of those causes being the laziness that was built throughout all the school years. Public high schools keep the level low for the kids who aim for poor performance. This can be to give the school a better reputation or simply a hesitant to change. Education has constantly expected the student body to grow therefore, should too, enforce teaching methods to evolve with the generation. This will truly allow the community to succeed. 

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5 Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities

5 Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities | college preparation | Scoop.it

"Getting into, paying for, and navigating through college is rarely easy. For students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities (LD), that struggle can take on even more dimensions.

Learning-related issues such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often lead to difficulties in traditional classrooms and on standardized tests; if scholarship applications look foremost at test scores and GPAs, it can mean that LD students lose out. Fortunately, there are resources and scholarships out there that can help."


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Where Are We Now: Looking at "A Nation at Risk," 30 years later | Visual.ly

Where Are We Now: Looking at "A Nation at Risk," 30 years later | Visual.ly | college preparation | Scoop.it

To mark the anniversary of this landmark report, here is a look at comparative data on selected aspects of American education over the decades since the report.


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What Does it Really Mean to be College and Work Ready?

What Does it Really Mean to be  College and Work Ready? | college preparation | Scoop.it
Marc Tucker explains the findings of his organization's study on the English and mathematics requirements to be successful in the first year of community colleges.

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Marc Tucker. What Does it Really Mean to be College and Work Ready? Education Week. 2013. Web. 21 Mar 2018.

This article discusses the imbalance of modern day public school teachings. There were studies made that discovered, high school education levels were almost on par with middle school levels. These claims all go down a line of each level blaming the grade before. Community college were inadequate to standards therefore points to high schools whom too point down to middle school. This inadequacy is one of the reasons why there is such a dramatic difference for people transitioning to college. Schools have been degrading themselves for students to continuously fail and pick up bad habits. There needs to be improvement in all education levels so high school classes aren't reteaching each subject middle school classes taught. Students are sometimes viewed as too young to understand maturation however it should be encouraged for students to fail and be able to grow from their own failures. 

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15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD

15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD | college preparation | Scoop.it

Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Luckily, there are mobile apps that can help with functions like text-to-speech and translation.


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Luis Vargas's curator insight, August 6, 2013 4:28 PM

Lo que hubiera dado yo por una de estas apps cuando era niño; lástima que en ese entonces sólo daban coscorrones en estos casos

Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:28 PM

An easy-to-read table of apps. Includes links and descriptions.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, August 8, 2013 10:45 PM

Great appps to help!