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5 Tips for Post High School Success

The transition from high school to college is a big one for all students.  Whether you are moving away to attend a four year college or university far from home, are planning to live at home and attend community college, or are putting together a schedule that combines work and school, the changes you are going to face are huge.  The good news is that there is a lot you can do now to prepare yourself.  Here are a few tips to consider.

Today, I Went Back to High School

Sterne recently joined hundreds of other schools across the country in a Shadow a Student Challenge. Orchestrated by School Retool, a professional development fellowship, this initiative was conceived to encourage school leaders to more closely examine their schools through a process of observation, reflection, synthesis, and finally, action. I, along with several Sterne Board Members, agreed to teleport myself back in time, and arrive at Sterne as a high school student.

Dyslexia: The Strengths We See Every Day at Sterne

When we think of students with dyslexia, we tend to think of the challenges that they face. However, there are many unique strengths and creative ways of thinking outside the box that we witness every single day here at Sterne. 

Sophomores, Now is the Time! Tips for the College Planning Process

During sophomore year, many students and parents start to feel some anxiety about college planning.  While I do not support or encourage intense worrying, there are some things that you can do to alleviate stress moving forward, and start your planning process. 

Dyslexia & Drama: Leveraging Strengths to Find Success

At Sterne, we pride ourselves on our innovative program, evidence-based teaching methods, close-knit community, culture of empowerment, and a high-support, high-expectations, strengths-based model. We have always sought to teach students according to their learning preferences and prepare them for their growth in the larger world as strong self-advocates and responsible global citizens.This approach is at the heart of everything we do at Sterne. 

As the Drama and Music Teacher at Sterne, I witness some truly profound transformations and successes, many of which are the direct result of teaching students in accordance to their learning style and needs. One particular story I love to tell involves a talented student in our middle school.