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Future Planning for Millennial and Z-Generation Students Mentoring High School to College and Transitioning through College to Career Students

Preparing for the Future? Students/Schools

Secondary and college students are faced with a daunting future of rapid change, technological unknowns and shifting opportunities – changes which the academic world is unprepared to address in any meaningful way. Inertia and the standard human response within such … Continue reading

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Transitions and the Future – Our Children

I wanted to re-post this blog essay originally posted 2 years ago. It is still relevant today.  The Transition is the development passage of each  individual from “childhood” to  adulthood  with all of its responsibilities and expectations. The transition by our … Continue reading

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What a good education can actually do!

My focus and great concern for the past 30 + years in “education” has generally been keyed on what constitutes true education of “adolescents to young adults”, 13-25 years old and how truly inadequate contemporary education has proven to be … Continue reading

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Updated and Cleaner The Student Compass website

An updated The Student Compass website has be very recently published. The old site, though comprehensive, was just too complex and textually overwhelming. The new site www.thestudentcompass.com, is visually more appealing and manageable. Though there is much more to say about the … Continue reading

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Future Careers

This is a speculative list of possible future careers.  Some of these exist today or are on the horizon. Others are anticipated and will come into existence as modern effects unfold: that of – advanced technologies, environment changes, evolution of global economies, unsustainable  access to … Continue reading

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Disruptions, Adaptation, Creativity, Resilience Good Will and Luck – the Next 50 Years

           The next several generations will have to manage a much more complex matrix of social, political, economic and environmental disruptions exceeding anything the human species has ever had to manage in its history (short of, … Continue reading

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Careers of the Future – Disruption and Future Opportunity

The next several generations will have to  manage a much more complex matrix of disruptions exceeding (with the possible exception of the Ice Age) anything the human species has ever had to manage in its history. Dramatic population growth, competition … Continue reading

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The Life of an LD Student

Much of my academic career has been as an educator teaching and mentoring bright learning “disabled” students whose  capabilities of managing in a tightly prescribed world of standardized tests and lecture formatted, static  classroom teaching  environments, are always challenged. My … Continue reading

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Student independence/How to find it: The Transition to Being an Adult

I wanted to re-post this blog essay originally posted 2 years ago. It is still relevant today. This transition by our children to the self-agency and the independence of the “adult” needs to be developed even more broadly in light … Continue reading

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The Gap Year …..part 2 How to think about it! Be Practical, okay.

The Gap Year, ( or if taken between high school and college known as the Deferred Year) should  be a strategy for growth, not avoidance of going to college. If the decision to take a Gap Year is a way … Continue reading

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