As much as I don't want to admit that these movies are accurate, the teen social hierarchy is evident in schools all over the globe. You have your cliques, your pecking orders and your gangs. And you likely have varying degrees of self-segregation by race, age, gender, culture, sexual orientation and social status.
Every SAT and ACT follows predictable patterns and requires an understanding of the same basic formulas, rules, and techniques. When the pencil meets the bubble sheet, it comes down to you, the test taker. But within the test prep process, there are also opportunities to join forces.
Sad Sam fell in love in tenth grade. He was quiet and cautious. He and his girl made good friends. They talked to each other about anything. By his s...
Rather than wait for juvenile justice system involvement or a tragic, preventable early death, the time is now to expand community-based resources that can support young people in their recovery journeys.
The most exciting moment in your college search is here--you open the mailbox, notice a letter from your dream school, and unfold it to read that you ...
This is a busy month for high school juniors. Please help them get ready for college by heeding our tips, so they can move strongly into college appli...
In high school, it was very clear of what to do to get to college. You get good grades. In college, it was very clear of what to do to get a job offer. You get good grades, internships and leadership positions in extracurricular activities. But what about pursuing a career that is fulfilling?
Every time I hear someone say "I don't like poetry," or "I'm not a poetry person," I think the opposite is true. I believe everyone is a poetry person. Poetry is just a form of storytelling, and we're born to tell stories.
Without widespread changes from the top down, the idea of a "level playing field" in higher education is a fallacy.
The boy I pushed in the stroller is now learning to drive.
The "next big academic move" for any member of the family often becomes an endeavor for the entire family these days.
To begin exploring recent global economic developments tied to a Chinese economic downturn students can read and analyze a modified version of a recent New York Times economic report and use it to identify their own questions and topics for research.
I'm proud of my high school for celebrating Martin Luther King Day meaningfully. While this day of seminars may not be perfect, it's certainly better than letting another day pass where we refuse to acknowledge racial injustices, and our role in ameliorating them.
I left teaching for many reasons. One of them was watching a young man I mentored for four years endure some of the worst bullying I have seen -- and even with mounds of social media evidence, nothing was done.
It's easy to get overwhelmed by the many buildings, programs and informational tours. Have a campus map available for easy navigation while on campus. A preplanned checklist of what you want to see is a good idea.
But no matter your choice (individual IB classes vs. the IB diploma programme), every high school student is busy, so how can you start preparing for your one (or more) end-of-year IB exams?