“Whenever I want to talk about college or the future, my son either blows me off or tells me don’t worry about it.” A mother said last year in relation to her high school junior at Guilford High School.
Eddie came to our spring SAT class with that vacant look of “why am I in a classroom in Madison on a Sunday? During my opening lecture in SAT class, I discuss the future in ways that most students either haven’t heard or haven’t paid attention to before. I don’t recall noticing that Eddie had paid more attention than any other student during this part of class.
But, something must have clicked. When he came home, he asked his mom if they could discuss visiting college. His mom immediately e-mailed me to express her delight. “I hope his SAT scores go up. But just making him think about the college made this the right SAT class for us.