Students are constantly reminded about the importance of preparing for college and career, but the responsibility is a shared one. Educators and parents play a large role in ensuring that students are equipped with the proper skillset and knowledge to navigate life post-high school, and are motivated to succeed.

For students to feel motivated, they must be inspired. To make this happen, I use resources provided by TGR EDU: Explore in my classroom, a program that aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in college and career–and beyond.

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Part of the program includes Discover Your Passion, an exercise that helps students identify their interests, brainstorm future goals for college and career, and discover their passions. Students visualize, organize, and illustrate their pathways, and create action plans to help achieve them.

About the Author:

Josh Prater is a United States History Teacher at Sam Rayburn High School in the Pasadena Independent School District.