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September 14, 2011

6 Tips for Achieving School-Life Balance

School-life-balance

So, you’re a full-time student. A parent. A spouse. An active volunteer. In other words, your plate is full. Let’s face it – doing well in college is a challenge all by itself, but when you add all kinds of other responsibilities (that most of us have), it’s even harder. How can you strive for […]

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September 12, 2011

Why the First 6 Weeks of School is So Important

First-6-weeks

Phew! Take a deep breath and congratulate yourself, your student has made it through the first few weeks of college classes. The semester started strong, but you may start to see signs that motivation is waning or disappearing altogether. Do you intervene? It’s hard to believe, but the first few weeks of college can often […]

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September 9, 2011

STEM: This is Not Your Mother’s Education

STEM-schools

Two weeks into school and my sixth grader is writing a report on Cuba, while my fourth grader is building (and cooking in) a solar oven. Wow! Just WOW! In my experience, the first MONTH of school is spent reviewing what they should have learned in the previous grade. Not here. This is our first […]

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September 7, 2011

Pool Party Aftermath: Some Good Numbers, Some Work to Do

SKEW

Do the riot of August 2010 and the mega pool party of 2011 suggest that here in Fort Collins our college students are irresponsible, out-of-control, binge-drinking thugs? On Aug. 31, just four days after the mega pool party, in an interview with The Coloradoan, Colorado State University Athletic Director Paul Kowalczyk said, “Our kids, by […]

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