What areas of your life will transition to your circle of control when you start college?
Staying active, prioritizing sleep, and getting involved on campus are all steps you can take to enhance and take control of your college experience.
What does it mean to go through a transition?
What does it mean to transition? Transitioning is the process of changing the way you look and how people see and treat you so that you become the gender you feel on the inside. Transitioning can means lots of different things. It can involve medical treatment and hormones.
How do I get better at transitions?
To do this, focus on four component skills:
- Pacing and planning. Longevity means that, more than ever, we need to plan for change.
- Leaving gracefully. There comes a time in jobs, life phases, or relationships where you know an arc has reached its end.
- Letting the inside out.
- Letting the outside in.
In what ways do you feel challenged by the college transition?
Here are eight ways first generation students suffer during the college transition — and you might not expect some of them:
- Lack of Guidance.
- Financial Instability.
- Too Many Obligations and Not Enough Time.
- Culture Shock.
- Lack of Connections.
- Varying Resources During High School Education.
- Pressure to Find a Job.
How do you transition to college life?
But, here are some tips to help make your transition a smooth one.
- Ask for Help. A lot of Harvard students are too scared to ask for help once they arrive on campus.
- Don’t be afraid to fail.
- Explore new subjects so you can learn.
- Do what you like, not just to boost your resume.
- Learn to take time for yourself.
How do you maintain a safe and supportive learning environment?
THE SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS CHECKLIST
- Keep a clean and orderly classroom.
- Allow students to be openly expressive and encouraging to others.
- Celebrate student work in different ways.
- Create a list of guidelines that are “law” (ex: no name-calling, bullying, etc.)
- Stay calm and in control always.