Margaret Raymond Driscoll is a nine-year Melrose School Committee member who is passionate about excellent teaching and learning for all public school students, and considers it a privilege to collaborate with others who share that passion. You can also follow her on Twitter at @MargaretDrisc. Just to be clear - opinions expressed here do not represent those of the Melrose Public Schools, the Melrose School Committee, or the Massachusetts Association of School Business Officials - they are hers alone.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Parents of High School Seniors: "Worrying Productively"

Thanks to my friend Michelle for pointing to a great article written for parents who are earnestly tackling the college search process with their children. Penned by Daniel Porterfield, President of Franklin and Marshall College, the article coaches us on "worrying productively." My favorite is #6: "...despite all the unknowns of the moment, remember that your child has the ultimate power - the ability to create a great education at any college he or she attends. We often forget this fact. Education is active, not passive. It is pursued, not purchased. Growers grow. Learners learn." How very true........

(You can read the entire article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/dporterfield/2014/08/14/worrying-productively-six-ways-parents-can-help-with-the-college-search/)