Interesting talk by Colin Powell regarding how students need structure to learn. I would agree, given that I have two kids and I work from home. When I talk about structure, I don’t mean rigidity. My kids have a lot of leverage in managing their structure and environment. It’s an important skill to develop.
In the video General Powell discusses how a large percentage of students, mostly minorities, from a particular high school graduated and were accepted to college. A great achievement. However, structure must continue well after high school, especially for Latino students. One of greatest challenges faced by Latino students in college is the lack of support structures such as advisors, mentors, and social groups. It’s an important topic and good video to watch.