“Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.” —James Dewar
Who? Students – middle school, high school and college (anyone who needs an educational guide)
What? Finally, every student has access to the advantages needed to succeed in school and in college. Please watch the video, and then make it mission-critical to be educationally Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely (SMART) to reach your goal.
1. Why this app?
Today, the media bombards us with accusations about the poor academic performance of U.S. students. Inarguably, the mental capacity of today’s students is just as good as those who were educated 30 or more years ago.
So what’s the problem? Guidance and focus are the missing ingredients. These words sum up how we have answered that question, using some good, solid, grandparent‑like guidance.
Often, a single piece of good advice is all that’s needed to guide a student from mediocrity to excellence. This tool will prepare students for the mental and social rigors of high school and the freshman semesters in college.
2. What inspired you to create this tool?
Despite the many approaches to learning available to American students, U.S. academic performance in science is still trending downward and has been doing so for the last twenty years. This indicates that students need more, that something is missing.
Perhaps what they need is to be motivated! Perhaps they need to be shown the big picture of the value of education. This tool explains to students why they should embrace their schooling. If they understand the why, they will become more motivated to bolster their educational level as they begin to realize how critical it is to their success and quality of life.
3. What distinguishes this tool from others?