Tag Archive: passion for learning

Dec 07

What Parents Can Do To Foster A Lifetime Love Of Learning-Are you doing enough?

Over the many years I have been consulting with students, the one thing that is often the missing ingredient to their admissions prospects and lifetime goals, is a love of learning. The focus tends to be on grades to the almost exclusion of pure curiosity and learning for its own sake. A love of learning …

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Oct 13

Business Graduates Show Least Interest In Their Work, Poll Says

Business is the most popular course of undergraduate study at U.S. colleges and universities. It is also the one most likely to produce people bored with their jobs. Click here and here for more on this topic.

May 10

Do You Have Grit? A Key Factor To Students’ Success

Duckworth says her research shows grit is actually a better predictor of success than IQ or other measures when it comes to achievements as varied as graduating from West Point or winning the National Spelling Bee. Read more by clicking here.

Sep 17

Colleges With The Highest-Paid Grads

From Harvey Mudd to the U.S. Naval Academy, graduates with bachelor’s degrees from these colleges and universities earn the highest salaries in the country, according to PayScale.com. Read more by clicking here.

Mar 04

What’s Your Major Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors

What’s It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors—Check out a major you’re interested in inside this comprehensive Georgetown University Study. “When considering the question of whether earning a college degree is worth the investment in these uncertain economic times, here is a number to keep in mind:  84 percent. On average, that is how …

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Jan 14

Do Colleges Care About Your Community Service?

“Admissions officers are a lot like Santa Claus — they know who has been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake… not because you think it will help you get into college.” Read on…

Aug 02

Invent Your Next Job!

Thomas Friedman, the author of The World Is Flat, explains in this wonderful article that employers are looking for those with “the critical thinking skills to do the value-adding jobs that technology can’t, but also people who can invent, adapt and reinvent their jobs every day, in a market that changes faster than ever.” He …

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Mar 21

Let the truth be known! Kids should rule the school!

Students learn best when they own their own learning. They are invested in their own education based on their needs and interests. Read about this phenomenal and fascinating independent project  that students participated in.  One student had considered dropping out of school until embarking on this project! So well said in this NY Times Opinion: …

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Mar 12

What do you mean students come to college needing remedial classes?

Randi Kreiss has a way of getting to the point.  Students are entering college requiring remedial classes in basic areas of reading and writing and math. Where have we gone wrong? As an educator who has taught and supervised in all the grades from kindergarten to college, I believe the answer must begin at the …

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