Man trapped behind chain link fence. Many barriers prevent or interfere with success in college.
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How to Overcome 10 Common Barriers to College Success

Over 100 students returning to college were surveyed between May and November, 2017 on their barriers to success. They rated 60 skills, attitudes, and life situations from very low to very high. These 60 areas contribute to doing well and are known risk factors. I list the top ten most frequently id...

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Picture of mapping tools. Assessing Authentic Learning is done through Authentic Tasks. How someone uses the tools and knowledge to perform is crucial to success. Validity of assessment is enhanced when performances are authentic.
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Authentic Learning? Not if you can google the answer. Anderson & Ewings Teach Authentic Learning & Assessment at CBExchange 2017.

Authentic learning (AL for short) provides tasks and experiences that closely resemble the expected work environment, and engages students through its practical application. Benjamin S. Bloom created six levels of educational goals. AL takes place in the upper three levels of apply, evaluate, and cr...

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Commit to your goals. Don't let anything stand in your way.
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Ready for Your Future? How to Commit to Your Dreams

Until you commit to your dreams, you haven't started.  During any dream worth pursuing, too many reasons to quit rise up to throw you off track. True change begins when you commit to become your future self. Until then, focus on finding the dreams worthy of your commitment. But please, set a deadlin...

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There ae 6 steps and 4 elements to powerup to a better self.
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Are you learning the slow way? 6 Steps and 4 Elements to PowerUp Learning & Performance

Playing it safe, never taking learning & performance risks, is the slow way to learn. Brain-wise, you learn more from failure than from success. And you learn even more when you approach failure with a positive attitude. By taking risks, you not only learn more, but attempt more as well. This co...

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educational vampires use evaluation in the wrong settings. Innoculate yourself by practicing self-assessment.
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Educational Vampires — PowerUp to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones (updated)

Protect yourself and loved ones from the grievous bite of the Educational Vampires using a technique called PowerUp. This article will explain why PowerUp works as both a cure, in it's regular form, and a vaccine when using Self-PowerUp. PowerUp is the single most effective tool that could transform...

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