Getting your mind right: Maximize your college experience and become a lifelong learner.
Many high school seniors spend a good part of the last year in high school preparing for and taking the SAT, completing college applications, soliciting letters of recommendation and getting accepted into colleges. Many are not aware that getting accepted into a college is the start of a challenge that is unlike any they have had to date.
To prepare students for their college experience I have developed a seminar that shares my experience as an educator and businessman, and provides a context and tools to enable them to own their learning experience while in college and thereafter.
it's about more than just getting in.
Why a seminar like this for college-bound seniors:
For many students the process of getting in to a four year college is the first big challenge of their lives. Once graduated from high school and accepted, there is little if anything to prepare them for what is ahead.
College-bound students have a limited context for understanding a different educational environment and what needs to be different about their approach to learning.
Students need to do something that most have not done before, and that is begin to take responsibility for what they learn, how they learn it, and how choices they make will shape them for a productive and rich life.
Many of our colleges are challenged to respond to the learning needs of students. While academics debate what should be changed, students still need to get on with their learning. To do so, they need to be in a position to take charge.
The cost of a college education ranges from $100,000 to more than $200,000 and parents and students want to maximize the value of that expense.
Professional success hinges on the ability to think and read critically, listen, speak, and write, and the more quickly a student sees the connection between these skills and success the more useful the college experience.
In short, our seminar will prepare students for the after-acceptance experience that is unlike any that they have had or will ever have again. They will learn to focus their minds on the task of becoming independent, lifetime learners who will take control of their college learning experience and maximize it to the fullest extent possible.