Parents: We need to get a grip on our own college application anxiety

“…it’s hard to think about all the other intangibles, those pieces of your child’s intellect – of your child’s heart – that are random, unquantifiable, ungraph-able. The pieces that emerge in fits and starts, the quick passions so quickly abandoned, the restless curiosity chased by bland inertia. All the spiky, tangled bits that can’t be groomed, that simply can’t be curated, to please an admissions officer down the road.”

o-EMPTY-CLASSROOM-facebook

Read more of Laura Fitzgerald Cooper’s article on Washington Post’s On Parenting.

Fish or Go To College?

Why not both?

Port_Bass_Harbor

“Cody is comfortable with distance learning technologies. His island school adopted them out of necessity more than a decade ago. He also is comfortable moving between the island and mainland, again, a skill born of necessity. He doesn’t see why he can’t fish when the fishing’s good and take courses online in the evenings.”

Read more from the Working Watefront article here.