Category: Education & literacy

Helping children relate

0 ByBill Cirone, Former Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools From coast to coastand around the globe, one of the most common questions parents ask children is,What did you do at school today? A very common frustration we hear voiced byparents is that theirchildren invariably respond with Nothing, or I dontknow, or I dont remember….

Backpack Display at UCSB to Help Create a Dialogue About Suicide

0 1,100 backpacks will be scattered across UC Santa Barbaras Student Resource Building Lawn on Monday, October 12th from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to represent the number of college students who take their own lives each year. UCSBs Active Minds chapter invites the community to help save lives by standing up to stigma and…

College Admission: Which College is the Best?

0 As a long time college administrator, high school counselor, tenured professor, and career technical education dean, I have advised many students and families on college admission. One of the questions that is always asked is which colleges are the best. Many parents look at the rankings on various web sites like U.S. News and…

Back to school basics

0 Early August can be marked by a number of things: one last family vacation, perhaps; close-out deals on patio furniture; and Major League Baseball playoff races that are just beginning to heat up. For educators and families with school-aged children, early August also means back to school. Indeed, by the time this article hits…

Private Versus Public Career Technical Education

0 As a long time college administrator, high school counselor, tenured professor, and career technical education dean, I have advised many students and families on career pathways and what colleges would be best to enroll in for their chosen profession. Just the other day I was on a college campus and a father came to…

What College is Best for You?

0 As a long time college administrator, high school counselor, and tenured professor, I have advised many students and families on how to identify what college would work best for them. Researching colleges, especially if you are unfamiliar with the intricacies of higher education, can be a very daunting task. There are hundreds of colleges…

Rhythms and reasons of allowances for kids

1 In order to provide experience and lessons around money, many parents, at some point, choose to give their children an allowance. If they dont have a planned allowance strategy when this time comes, its often Google.com to the rescue. As with most things, people have come up with good, better and best allowance systems….

Correcting five of the biggest parenting challenges

0 Children dont arrive with instructions for care. Whats more, they are all different, so even if we figure out how to handle certain situations with one of our children, the next one may veer off in a completely different direction. In short, parenting can be challenging. Here are five very common parenting challenges, with…

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