Making the Most of High School: Success Secrets for Freshmen

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Lifebound, Jan 1, 2004 - Education - 192 pages
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Making the Most of High School Success Secrets for Freshmen offers advice and practical strategies for middle school and freshmen in high school students. The book infuses anecdotes from real students about how to navigate the choppy waters of adolescence with humor and real-world instruction for how to get the most out of high school and beyond. I feel this book excels in raising confidence and providing a clear path to success. I also like the self-improvement portion of the book. I felt much more motivated to excel after reading it.

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Contents

Factors in Your World
7
What Are the Advantages of High School?
22
Making the Most of Who You Are
25
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Carol Carter is founder of Lifebound, a career coaching company that offers individual coaching sessions and seminars for high school students, college students, and career seekers. She has written and co-authored multiple texts. She has taught welfare-to-work classes, team taught in the La Familia Scholars program, and conducted numerous workshops for students and faculty around the country. Carol is a national college and career expert and is interviewed regularly in print, on the radio, and for television news programs.

Joyce Bishop holds a Ph.D. in psychology and has taught for more than 20 years, receiving a number of honors, including Teacher of the Year for 1995 and 2000. For five years she has been voted "favorite teacher" by the student body and Honor Society at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California, where she has taught since 1987 and is a tenured professor. She worked with a federal grant to establish Learning Communities and Workplace Learning in her district, and has developed workshops and trained faculty in cooperative learning, active learning, multiple intelligences, workplace relevancy, learning styles, authentic assessment, team building, and the development of learning communities. Joyce currently teaches on-line and multimedia classes, and trains other faculty within her 21 college district. In addition, she has co-authored multiple texts and is the lead academic for the Lifelong Learning Telecourse. Sarah Lyman Kravits comes from a family of educators and has long cultivated an interest in educational development. She has co-authored several books and has served a Program Director for LifeSkills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to furtherthe career and personal development of high school students. In this role, she helped facilitate both curricular and organizational elements of the program, working closely with instructors as well as members of the business community. Sarah has also given workshops on critical thinking.

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