My daughter is a high school senior

News & Media My Daughter is a High School Senior My daughter is a high school senior. We have visited colleges since last spring break—eleven in all.  She likes six of them and has added about three others that we haven’t visited but I think she’d love. Still, I’m...
Stop Bullying Teachers

Stop Bullying Teachers

News & Media Stop Bullying Teachers An experienced high school educator recently sent me this: “We have a lot of apathy in our school.  We also have kids that would rather take the easy classes to get the A rather than challenge themselves and risk the C.  Parents...
Teaching Them to Fish

Teaching Them to Fish

News & Media Teaching Them to Fish This week, John has invited Ann Herbener to write a guest blog. Ann has 29 years of experience as a classroom teacher and counselor. She is currently the college counselor at Papillion LaVista High School in Papillion, NE, where...
Why ACT/SAT testing Is a Whole New Ballgame

Why ACT/SAT testing Is a Whole New Ballgame

News & Media Why ACT/SAT testing Is a Whole New Ballgame Recently I received this comment from a superintendent in response to a post on LinkedIn: “I’d like to eliminate ACT and SAT tests altogether. They are generally a waste of time, they favor rich students,...
Your First College Visits

Your First College Visits

News & Media Your First College Visits My guess is that a few of you this spring, like me, will be taking your high school student on that first official college visit. So I’m arming my daughter and me with the strategies to maximize the value of these time and...