Some students are not college and career ready. This article mentions that of the students that take one to two remedial classes in college only 29% will earn a college degree. The k-12 administrators are revamping the standards and strategies so that the students will be adequately prepared for the global economy. This article also highlights the components of being college and career ready and the necessary skills needed to be successful at college. Teachers will appreciate this information.
This website provides eight (8) components of college and career readiness counseling. One of the components states that academic planning is necessary for college readiness. This is absolutely important because many times students are leaving high school and not meeting the matriculation requirements for college. This article can be used by teachers as a guide in counseling students on college readiness. Teachers may use and apply the information.
A list of characteristics are highlighted in this article about students' college readiness. Also, students will need to know the importance of teamwork, time management, personal qualities and desirable traits. With regards to time management, teachers have a responsibility to teach students the importance of time. I have found that students who have not mastered this quality are not usually productive in the real working world. Teachers may use the information in their lessons.
Acquiring a college education may be challenging for adults especially those who were school dropouts. However, this presentation highlights the benefits of getting a college degree. The importance of a solid foundation at the elementary level cannot be overlooked. One of the students mentioned the difficulty of mathematics and the challenges had. Many times, this difficulty started at the elementary level. So teachers may be encouraged to continue reinforcing basic concepts.
This video presentation outlines the four 4 Cs in preparing students for college. These are critical and creative thinking, communication and collaborating. With regard to critical thinking, students will need to think critically in order to solve problems. This is very important since in the real working world students will encounter situations or problems which require solving using these skills. Teachers may use these suggestions in their lesson plans to help these students.