High school made less stressful; a roundup of high school horror stories and tips on asking your date to prom, preparing for college and much more.
How Covid-19 Changed My Senior Year
It was March 12, 2020 and I was sitting in English class. We were currently studying Macbeth. I was dozing off due to last night's intense basketball practice. The buzzer went off on our PA system that my high school had.
Online Learning A Good Judge for College
Online learning isn’t easy and it's not for everybody, but since we are being thrust into online learning, it is a good opportunity to see how your young person would do in college. I’m not talking about the actual classes because most classes are in a classroom, but how your kid goes about his/her college experience. When you go to college, there’s independence and what goes with that is self-motivation. If, during this time of forced online learning, you have to get your kid, or they're playing video games, then what do you think will happen when you can’t barge into their room to remind them that this is school time? What about the kid that’s sneaking playing video games with their phone under the table? Is he/she going to be motivated to put that controller down when you’re nowhere around? Do you find yourself going into his/her room and finding your kid staring off into space, not looking at the computer screen? Do you think that won’t happen in college? And don’t sleep on the kid staying in the bathroom, probably using his/her phone. Kids are creative and very few are excited about school, even when college is on the line.
Coronavirus vs. My Senior Year
I passed the marquee outside my high school the other day on my drive home. Usually it showcases events, games, and exciting news going on at school. This time, in big black letters, it read: "WE ARE TITAN STRONG."
The Importance of High School Grades and Standardized Tests
If you are in high school, your teachers, parents and counselors have continuously harped on the importance of grades and standardized test scores. Their advice can easily go in one ear and out the other. Yet while you may want to ignore them, they are correct about the significance of high school exams and GPA.
Why High School Isn't So Useful
School has been known to be the only gateway in life. It's seemed as it's the cure for people to achieve a career and give them an automatic scholarship into a job. Most of this is determined during high school years. These are either your worst 4 years of your life or your best 4 years of your life. This is when you try to get noticed by top colleges. Usually studying all day and trying to reward yourself with a letter that defines you. Everyone or mostly everyone aims for an A. I say mostly because I don't.
Helping Teens with Virtual Learning
With millions of students around the United States moving to remote learning during the coronavirus outbreak, challenges abound. Families are suddenly all working and going to school in the same space, which presents space and noise conflicts. It also can be easy to lose focus and get little done. Transitioning to virtual classrooms can be made easier by following a few useful tips.
Controversial Lessons I Learned Through a Miserable High School Career
High school brings back a lot of memories. For some, those memories are positive ones. Maybe you were the captain of the football team, or you met the love of your life. For others, those memories are negative ones. My high school memories are negative ones.
Prom Night Prom was over. I sat in the back of the limousine on my way home, alone. It was a beautiful night, perfect for stargazing and listening to the radio. It was just before midnight and I was contemplating the end of my career as a student. Twelve years, plus kindergarten and pre-k had led to this point; this important moment, the senior prom.
Does Atar Matter?
I have just finished high school last year and going to University next year and I have been thinking whether all the stress, anxiety, and pressure to perform well was really worth it after all Atar is only valid for two years before disappearing without a trace.
Diversity and Social Justice Shape the Episcopal School of Los Angeles
At the Episcopal School of Los Angeles (ESLA), having a diverse student body and infusing its curriculum with a strong sense of social justice are not trendy buzz words; they are essential parts of the school's DNA.
The First Most Important Four Years of Your Life: Making High School Count for College
High school gives you four amazing years to explore your interests and grow intellectually in preparation for college and a future career. The talents and skills you develop in this time could lead you to your lifelong profession. Prepare for your dream college and future job with a high school career of rigorous academics, test preparation and meaningful activities.
Life as a School Counselor....
I have been a School Counselor now for two and half years and I have to say I have my days where I feel like changing my career path lol. Serious... this is not easy. I love what I do and how I help the students, but it can be very draining at times. We stay late to help students with career paths, applications for schools and editing essays for scholarships. On top of that, all the parent meetings to talk to the parents about their child failing. I can see why when I can a teen the teachers had summers off, children can really drain the life out of you. Furthermore, the staff and parents can be a bit much as well. All the pointing fingers and not taking responsibility for their actions get to me at times. But I would not change what I do for anything.