Thursday, December 29, 2011

Postsecondary Inclusion: What's New?

If your son or daughter has graduated from high school, but does not have the academic ability or correct diploma to attend college, you may want to know about new postsecondary options for your young adult.  Across the country, colleges and universities are beginning inclusion programs for students with intellectual disabilities.  These programs are designed for students who may not be able to get a degree but still would benefit from a college environment.  These are usually certificate programs that allow the students to audit classes and participate in the social and community aspect of college.  These programs are designed with job and career training as an end result.  Not every college offers a program, but if you want more information, please let me know and I will follow up with additional details.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Send me your questions!

If you have a topic or question you would like me to talk about, send me a comment!  I'll be glad to help if I can!!

Summertime Thoughts About Math

I've been away from this for a while, but I just want everyone to know that I'm still out there!! 

Summer is always an interesting dilemna for struggling students: I need a break vs. I'll lose the math! Deciding what to do is tricky because taking a college math class in summer can be tricky.  Most college math courses are condensed into a shorter time span, and condensed courses mean less time to process old information before learning new stuff!  I usually recommend not taking math in the summer for one reason.  It's harder! Pure and simple!  Look at the time frame.  Is the normal 16 week semester being squished into 8 weeks?  Can you work with twice the speed and intensity? Is this easy math or crazy hard math?  How many times have you taken the class?  How many times can you repeat a class before you ruin your GPA, get charged out of state fees, and are told to finish the math at another college?  Taking math in the summer is risky business!  How critical is it for you? Students who are afraid of losing their learned knowledge might want to consider some sort of tutoring review support in the summer instead of trying to start learning something new!