Individualized planning as envisioned by national, state and local education departments allied to business and industry, can be broken down into dozens of activities. Exercises, quizes, activities for parents and teens to form the foundation for high school, college, professional and career planning. These are crutial to re-aligning our goals to a more comprehensive expertise needed to succeed.
This is about the individual so choose what is relevant to the teen and family.
These short courses will be a start.
Deeper delves will be added over the weeks and months -- leading to the Mango Publishing release of my new book
What Every Parent Needs To Know About College Admissions:
How to Prepare Your Child to Succeed in College & Life--With a Step-by-Step Planner
This information and then the book may be enough to expand that expertise and get on an on-ramp to a future high paying growth career. But if you seek earlier help, than the step-by-step offered here and with the book, please contact me to discuss a personalized plan that can customize to where the teen wants to study, where he or she wants to work, college problems solving tools for the teen, moving from 'undecided' to the great starter career.
But start with some of these exercises.
Budget your Future Life
How much will that dream lifestyle in the great career cost? There are high school grads entering the workforce with $65K-125K starting salaries...how do your dreams --and need for color-coordinated
Beats and Starbucks, match realities...
Fail Your Way to Success
Failing or struggling is seen as not an option for the high schooler. But the saying goes "If you aren't failling, you are not challenging yourself enough." How do you reconcile meeting a tough challenge and needing perfect grades. How is failure the most useful tool to success?
Learning Style Quiz
How do the classes and activities your teen chooses match up with their learning style? What courses and activities do they love? What are they good at and why?
Identifying the student’s learning style is important in planning: Visual, Auditory, and Tactile. Neither one is better or worse, smarter or ‘dumb’. But it can seem that way.