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Dearest Readers,

Please take note of creative guru Ken Robinson.

“Formal education often gets in the way because it is typically focused on a very narrow idea of talent.”

Read more at EducProfs.fr.

I’ve said a lot of things about the value of getting a college degree; how it furthers you in life, brings you one step closer to your professional career, etc. However, as high school grads begin to “measure the worth” of their perspective institution – it is key to consider the payoff. Will you be making a decent living by the time you’re an Alum? What will your student loan payment be? Moreover, will the entire “experience” be worth it? These questions (and some additional ones) should be thought of before your sign that tuition check: What’s the Value of a College Degree?

According to US News, the job search for teens look promising for Summer 2013.

Although unemployment for adolescents is one of the highest in the country (approx. 25%), it is expected that jobs will continue to open up for the Millennials if the economy continues upward.

To read more about this research here:
Job-Seeking Teens Might Get A Break This Summer

“The twenty-something brain is especially sensitive to criticism and correction.” – Meg Jay, Clinical Psychologist at the University of Virginia

The Defining DecadeAlthough we’re a sensitive group, we must be mindful of our most “defining decade of adulthood.” This includes taking professional risks, staying enriched and exploring passions. Read more abour Meg Jay’s TED2013 Talk Here: Make the Most of Your 20′s

Be sure to check our Meg Jay’s Book as well: The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them Now

When students begin their journey in the post-secondary world, they’re full of questions regarding academics, housing, financial aid… etc. So why do we often feed these young adults with the same routine answers when each individual is different and has different needs?

Advisor

Penn State’s The Mentor discusses changing the paradigm of Academic Advising to Holistic Mentorship. A wonderful read for those working in Student Services; the article below speaks to those who would like to change their professional practice to meeting students social and emotional needs.

From Advising to Mentoring: Shifting the Metaphor

A few months ago, I fell upon a WordPress blog called Cooperative Catalyst: Changing Education as We Speak. In a recent post, Nikhil Goyal discusses the Millennial’s aka “Generation Screwed” and how Democratic Schools are giving students a space to vocalize their thoughts and make decisions. This creates “solutionaries” or self-directed learners who build on their collaborative skills and bring their community together while teachers/mentors play the role as the “guide on the side.”

Finally, a place where the voice, opinions and ideas of youth are put into action! How wonderful to give children who are building our future a chance to… control and build our future!

To read more details into how these Democratic Schools are functioning, please click here:

GOOD Education: The Rise of Democatic School and ‘Solutionaries’: Why Adults Need to Get Out of the Way