This time of year involves a lot of transition for students especially for adolescents. Adolescence is a time of transition. In early adolescence children are transitioning from primary to secondary school and they later transition from their adolescent high school years to becoming an adult. For this week’s episode of a child’s life we are going to look at the transition time between moving from primary school to secondary school.
In early adolescence there are a lot of changes. Children moving from primary to secondary school often experience the top-dog phenomenon. They have gone from being in the top position in primary school where they were the oldest, biggest and most powerful students in the school – to the lowest position where they are the youngest, smallest and least powerful students in the school. This is one of the reasons that the first year of high school can be very difficult for some students. For some,, this may affect their self-esteem. There are generally 3 categories of changes during this time: physically, cognitively and socially.
September is here! Here are this week's writing prompts to help get your students/children into writing again!
We are ready to go! Back to school can be a busy times for many. It is no different for our teachers, who all happen to be moms themselves. We took this week to get settled in our lives and get our kids settled in theirs.
Next week we begin the 2018-2019 academic year. At Learn and Lead we are committed to helping all our students in the Specialized Tutoring Program reach their potential. Our mission is to provide a confidential, caring, compassionate and creative environment in which they will thrive!
So have a great weekend, and we will see you next week!
This week’s episode of a Child’s Life is for those of you who have older children who have just graduated from high school or college and are planning to leave the Turks and Caicos Islands for school. Although your children are likely considered adults, at the end of the day, you know that a parent’s role does not end when their children reach adulthood!
This time of transition is a very important one. Just like transition into high school, transition into college or university is an important time in an individual’s life. When a student chooses to leave home and migrate to another country for school, there is often even more anxiety and uncertainty.
So what is the best way to deal with this anxiety and uncertainty? Help your child to be prepared as best as possible. Never underestimate the importance of preparation. Although we cannot prepare for all the challenges they will likely face, if you have taken the time to make sure they have left with all the information they need, and that as much ground work as possible has been done in order to ensure a smooth transition, the rest is to be left to the powers that be.
Yolande Robinson, B.Ed. M.Ed, the owner of Learn and Lead Educational Center, has a passion for educating and sharing knowledge. She is a wife and a mother of three. For more from Yolande, visit www.yolanderobinson.com.