The transition from high school to college can be difficult for many students. This book shares examples of situations that students might face during their transitions and ways in which teachers, parents, administrators, and mentors can help students prepare to handle similar occurrences. The book is intended to create opportunities for thoughtful dialogue and interactions with students in an effort to develop the skills needed to address minor and significant matters that result from the transition from high school to an institution of higher education.
Kevin S. Koett, Ed.D has served as a mentor, instructor, and student affairs professional in higher education for over 28 years. He has served in a variety of roles at 6 different institutions, and has been recognized for his servant-leadership as the first recipient of the Joe Buck Service Award. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Teaching from Augustana College (SD), a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Morehead State University. Carol Christian has served as teacher, coach, principal and professor in Kentucky with over 30 years of experience. She has co-authored Privileged Thinking in Today's Schools: The Implications of Social Justice and Heart to Heart. She was selected to serve in Kentucky's Highly Skilled Educator Program working with low performing schools. She a holds a degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Louisville. C. Thomas Potter II, Ed.D has served the education profession as a teacher, principal and superintendent in Kentucky for over 22 years. He is one of 25 selected superintendents to serve in a leadership cohort sponsored by the National Institute of School Leaders (NISL). He holds a Master of Arts in Secondary Education and a doctorate in Educational Administration from Morehead State University.
PREFACE INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1: TOP DOGS CHAPTER 2: WE'RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE CHAPTER 3: NOT MY BROTHER'S KEEPER CHAPTER 4: THE "FRESHMAN FIFTEN" IN REVERSE CHAPTER 5: THERE'S MO SUCH THING AS FREE LUNCH CHAPTER 6: IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME CHAPTER 7: THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY CHAPTER 8: THOSE WHO CAN, DO; THOSE WHO CAN'T TEACH CHAPTER 9: I SING THEREFORE I AM CHAPTER 10: WHAT'S WRONG WITH A MOBILE HOME? CHAPTER 11: DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER CHAPTER 12: THE DOG DAYS OF COLLEGE ABOUT THE AUTHORS