Change is a part of life. It can bring about many different kinds of emotions, and it can be very unpredictable. It is important in and outside the classroom we help students to transition to success at every stage of their educational career. The three pillars of transition are key to helping navigating students to success.
Show Notes Episode Eight- Three Pillars of Transition
Independence- ultimate goal of being a self-reliant adult. Children/Youth are always dreaming of one day being able to make their own decisions and do what they want to do. Important to equip them with the needed tools and resources to help build their confidence and independence.
Helping students to build independence can consist of the following areas:
Goal Setting and getting – Emphasis on getting. The Five steps to setting and effectively executing goals. Goals provide direction and they need a point to aim and work for.
Time and Organization management- more responsibility comes with age. At the post-secondary level, it is expected for students manage their schedule in order to meet academic and life deadlines. It is important that students are able to manage their time and organize their materials effectively.
Life Skills- Financial management help students build money management skills.
Advocacy – After 18 students are an adult and have to learn to speak up for themselves. In most cases, parents will not be able to advocate for their child's need, therefore, students need to be able to advocate for themselves in order to receive the support and accommodations they are entitled to.
METACOGNITION AND LEARNING SKILLS
Understand the IEP Develop comprehension of what is in your IEP, what is your learning challenges and specifically how it affects you.
Knowing your Learning Style – key to being an EFFECTIVE student. Understanding learning ( episode seven I talked about learning )
Effective Students- using learning strategies that complement students learning style in order to efficiently input and recall information
Important skills: Study, literacy, math, and exam/ evaluation preparation.
It takes a team to navigate an exceptional learner to success
Starting point: Student disability service
o The process of getting support at the post-secondary level differs from the secondary level.
o Family and friends
Other tools and resources to consider: Special Compass, assistive technology, organizations within the community example Learning Disability Association of Canada