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How prepared are student’s today for life after high school?

A recent report from the Education Trust says that every year over 47 percent of the high school graduates in America do not complete a college course or a career ready course. These students, when they leave school have a diploma, but what they lack is a clear vision on which path to follow in future! What is it that restricts these students from getting clarity on what to do next? Is it lack of proper guidance from the teachers, is it the fear of course failure among students or they do not have the passion to study anymore? On the flipside, do classroom assignments still haunt them or is it by any chance that the teachers were unable to meet the student’s expectation? Were they able to light enough spark on the students, letting them know what to do, once they graduate to college! We figured out two key factors, which will help students think beyond school and gear up for college readiness. Are students able to master the required subjects? Attending classes regularly and taking notes from the lectures, doesn’t mean that the student understands the subject! Teachers should ensure, whether the students are able to grasp the fundamental concepts of the subject, and able to apply it properly whenever required or not? They need to guide their students to help them master the subject and not just acquire it theoretically! Grasping good knowledge on subjects like language and algebra will help students do better once they are in college and later in their career as well. Schools should also focus on hiring teachers who have the right flair for teaching and at the same time are innovative and practice unconventional teaching methods. Teachers, who try out different methods to engage students, ultimately help them to learn quickly and retain knowledge for a longer period. Schools should partner with local businesses In order to prepare the future workforce, schools should partner with the local businesses and industries to organize workshops and learning sessions. This helps students to develop a deeper sense of learning and prepare strategies, take ownership of their work and work collaboratively. It is only simple learning integrated with a more practical approach! These days, many of the schools have already started organizing such workshops and teachers are witnessing a positive learning growth in the students, courtesy such sessions. Students are able to relate things better on what they have been studying in books and what they see in reality. Today it is a common goal for both parents and teachers that when students leave school, they should be at a level to think and make decisions independently. At the same time, they should also be able to focus better on college readiness. The winds of change have started blowing and only time will tell how the future workforce will evolve. For more information

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Attending classes regularly and taking notes from the lectures, doesn’t mean that the student understands the subject! Teachers should ensur...