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College Readiness-Creating a Personal Budget

One of the skills rarely taught in school is, budgeting. Yet all students as they graduate from the comfort of school and their home as they move to college,  will need to understand and plan their budget. More so, if you are going to be living away from home. With no real understanding of what…… Continue Reading →

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How students can use mental models for reflection

As students begin with writing their applications for universities and then subsequently prepare for their interviews, one key skill that they need to exhibit is ‘their ability to reflect’ on their past experiences and the learning from that. Now, this is easier said than done only because students are not guided through the process of, one,…… Continue Reading →

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Difficult decisions? Use Force Feed Analysis

We make decisions to fulfill our goals. Those goals can be immediate, short term or long term. Goals that affect us, our families, peers, society and the environment we live in. Many of these decisions are fairly simple to make. But  some, require a bit more deliberation, thought and rationality. I came across Force Feed…… Continue Reading →

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College Readiness Skills: Ability to Think, Read, Write and Present

Many times, teachers assume that the students are skilled in reading a text, understanding the same and critically analyzing it to draw their conclusions. However, what they can do is basically just read the text and develop some basic understanding of what the writer is saying. I have seen students struggle to analyze poetry and…… Continue Reading →

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Financial literacy for students

As early as 2005, the OECD recommendation advised that “financial education should start at school. People should be educated about financial matters as early as possible in their lives” (OECD, 2005a). It is important to establish early foundation in financial literacy as children today will not only experience complexity in financial products but also bear…… Continue Reading →

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What can middle school students do to be college ready?

You don’t prepare for college when in college. Most often than not, students , parents and schools, start their career counselling programme from Grade XI. Some schools focus from Grade X. However, the right time to engage students in a meaningful dialogue about their aspirations is in the middle school. Here are our 10 suggestions…… Continue Reading →

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