Student Success

There are many factors that contribute to a child’s success at school. Their age, physical health, mental health, and relationship with their teacher and/or peers can all have an impact on their schooling. Some children thrive academically, but struggle with the social dynamics of a school environment. Others may need additional academic support with specific subjects. Speech, hearing, or sight challenges may mean a child might need additional support in a classroom. They may have difficulty understanding and following classroom routines and directions. They may be unable to, or have problems with, communicating their needs to teachers and fellow students. In younger elementary classrooms, difficulties with imaginative or creative play may mean that teachers need to use different education and instruction strategies for different children. Sensory issues may make it difficult for children with to cope with a noisy classroom environment. And moving from one grade to another, or from one classroom to another, can be stressful for some children. Do you feel your child needs additional physical, emotional, or academic support in order to be successful at school? Are you looking for a tutor for a specific subject? Are you wondering what additional support services are available for your child in the public-school setting? Or are you looking for private education options? Ensuring a child’s success at school is important, and you likely have many questions, and specific needs, in reaching your educational goals for your child. We have the resources to help.

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100% Student Success, Loose-leaf Version

100% STUDENT SUCCESS, a text in the 100% Success Series, promotes student achievement by addressing practical tasks such as note-taking and reading strategies while encouraging students to develop skills that will serve them well beyond college, including critical thinking, goal setting, time management, and balancing life responsibilities. This fourth edition of 100% STUDENT SUCCESS retains important features such as Case in Point and Apply It! exercises. Journal prompts and short quizzes check students' understanding of key concepts and information. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Student Success in College

Creating Conditions That Matter

Student Success in College describes policies, programs, and practices that a diverse set of institutions have used to enhance student achievement. This book clearly shows the benefits of student learning and educational effectiveness that can be realized when these conditions are present. Based on the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project from the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, this book provides concrete examples from twenty institutions that other colleges and universities can learn from and adapt to help create a success-oriented campus culture and learning environment.

Student Success in College: Doing What Works!

STUDENT SUCCESS IN COLLEGE: DOING WHAT WORKS!, 3rd Edition, will help you choose or confirm a career path and develop the skills needed to be successful in college and in your career. You'll get to see what the research says about which strategies work best so you can do what works to reach your goals. A unique feature of this textbook is that it includes actual research studies, so you'll get the opportunity to learn how to read and use research, building your information literacy and critical-thinking skills. These skills will serve you well in your other courses and in your career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Decision Making for Student Success

Behavioral Insights to Improve College Access and Persistence

Each year, many students with affordable college options and the academic skills needed to succeed do not enroll at all, enroll at institutions where they are not well-positioned for success, or drop out of college before earning a credential. Efforts to address these challenges have included changes in financial aid policy, increased availability of information, and enhanced academic support. This volume argues that the efficacy of these strategies can be improved by taking account of contemporary research on how students make choices. In Decision Making for Student Success, scholars from the fields of behavioral economics, education, and public policy explore contemporary research on decision-making and highlight behavioral insights that can improve postsecondary access and success. This exciting volume will provide scholars, researchers, and higher education administrators with valuable perspectives and low-cost strategies that they can employ to improve outcomes for underserved populations.

College Student Retention

Formula for Student Success

Although access to higher education is virtually universally available, college student retention stills remains a vexing and puzzling problem for educators and legislators. In College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success, second edition, Alan Seidman deals with this problematic issue by examining a number of areas critical to the retention of students, including the history, the theories and concepts, models, and a standardized definition of the term. Seidman and his contributors also lay out the financial implications and trends of retention in one of their updated chapters. Completely new to this edition are three chapters that examine several recent issues: the current theories of retention, retention of online students, and retention in community colleges. Tying all of these components together, Seidman then presents his formula and highly successful model for student success that colleges can implement to effect change in retaining students and helping them to complete their academic and personal goals.

Psychological Keys to Student Success

Students get advice about how to study all the time. However, if students want to maximize their learning, they also need many thinking skills. The emphasis of this book is teaching you HOW TO THINK. Thinking skills are NOT the same as studying skills. Thinking skills will make your studying skills more effective. The Psychological Keys to Student Success (PK2SS) address the thinking skills and personal characteristics students can develop in order to thrive, not just survive in college.

Your Starting Point for Student Success

Student Success Modeling

Elementary School to College

"This book focuses on one of the key questions in education: What determines a student's success? Based on twenty years of work on student success, Ray Padilla here presents two related models he has developed that both provide a framework for understanding success, and indicate how it can be enhanced and replicated. The research and theory that inform his models are covered in detail. Rather than focusing on the reasons for failure or drop-out, his approach focuses on understanding the factors that account for student success and that enable many students, some of them under the most challenging circumstances, to complete all program requirements and graduate. The models provide schools and colleges with an analytical tool to uncover the reasons for student success so that they can develop strategies and practices that will enable more students to emulate their successful peers. They address the characteristics of the students - such as motivation and engagement, the ability to surmount barriers, and persistence - and similarly surface the characteristics of teachers, the educational institution, its resources, and the contexts in which all these factors interact. The process provides administrators with a clear and appropriate strategy for action at the level of each individual unit or subpopulation. The book demonstrates how the models have been applied in settings as diverse as a minority high school, a community college, and a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and for such purposes as comparing a high-performing and non-high-performing elementary school."--Cover.

Student Success

How to Succeed in College and Still Have Time for Your Friends

Achieving Student Success

Effective Student Services in Canadian Higher Education

A comprehensive introduction to professional student services that support student success in Canada's post-secondary institutions.

The Student Success Manifesto

The Guide to Creating a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Prosperity

Student Success

Managing Your Future Through Success at University and Beyond

Student success validates what we teachers do. Yet not all students succeed. Many give up helplessly, reachingunnecessarilythe end of their ropes. We teachers spent years honing our craft, figuring out ways to reach out, to connect, and to positively affect the lives of our students, not only while in college, but well beyond the often-treacherous college years. Paving the students path toward a thriving university life and a rewarding career, therefore, gives meaning to what we do for a living. The art of learning has indeed transformed. Both the Internet and distinct generational preferences of our students have introduced new paradigms in post secondary education. Whereas years ago, the teacher and the local university library were the main repositories of knowledge, todays students can use the Internetindeed the libraries of the entire planetto instantly locate the information they need, often effortlessly from the comfort of a couch! What the students want is not mere information; they needand demandpractical knowledge and how information is applied. To be a successful teacher, one must constantly experiment with new and more effective learning strategies that combine best practices in learning. In this book, the authors have assembled numerous strategies and techniques for academic success. We have emptied our bags of tricks onto these pages. We have witnessed how these strategies rejuvenate our students university experience. By authoring this book, we pass on to youour studentthe intricacies of the art of learning. From the role of motivation to memory retention to the ins and outs of connecting with your teachers, we have provided not only what is needed to succeed academically but also the evidence for our recommendations. We offer you this book not only for us to make sense of our professional lives but also for you to make sense of yours.

Taiwanese Students

Successful Thinkers

Business School Students

Networking for Success

Spanish Students

Successful Business Women

Success Strategies

McMaster University - Student Success Centre - Gilmour Hall - Room 110

Students are supported with programs and services in the areas of student orientation, leadership, service-learning, volunteerism, educational planning, employment and career transition from the time of offer acceptance up to 5 years after convocation.

McMaster University - McMaster Association of Part-Time Students - Student Centre

Represents the interests of and offers various levels of support and information to undergraduate part-time degree students, continuing education students, the general university administration and the university community.

McMaster University - Student Accessibility Services

Offers students with disabilities who are attending McMaster University supports to achieve learning goals
Services include:
* Learning strategies
* Assistive technologies
* Test and exam administration
* Note-taking
* Accommodations for courses
* Groups and events

Skype: sas.mcmaster

Halton Student Transportation Services - Mailing Address

Student transportation information is available on the Halton Student Transportation Services website at
* website includes a finding tool to search for schools and transportation eligibility using your address, see here.

In addition, individual schools can also provide information about busing.

McMaster Students Union - Student Clubs - McMaster University Student Centre, Rm 215

Student clubs contribute to the student life experience and the McMaster University community, and are recognized and catalogued by the McMaster Student Union. There are more than 300 clubs in five distinct categories: academic, cultural, recreational, religious and social issues.

McMaster Students Union - Student Health Education Centre (SHEC) - McMaster University Student Centre, Rm 202

A peer-run health promotion, education, and referral service for students of McMaster University. Free services include confidential peer support, anonymous and confidential pregnancy testing, off-campus referrals, health lending library, and access to condoms, lubricant, dental dams, and menstrual products. Also hosts educational events including Sex 101, Addictions Awareness Fair, Stressbusters, New Years Resolutions Fair, and SHEC radio show.

McMaster Students Union - Student Health Education Centre (SHEC) - McMaster University Student Centre, Rm 202

A peer-run health promotion, education, and referral service for students of McMaster University. Free services include confidential peer support, anonymous and confidential pregnancy testing, off-campus referrals, health lending library, and access to condoms, lubricant, dental dams, and menstrual products. Also hosts educational events including Sex 101, Addictions Awareness Fair, Stressbusters, New Years Resolutions Fair, and SHEC radio show.

McMaster Students Union - Compass Information Centre - McMaster University Student Centre, Rm 201

One stop shop on campus for student services. Also a ticket agent for GO Transit, Hamilton Street Railway, Burlington Transit, Greyhound, Coach Canada and Aboutown (service to Guelph) and tickets to campus events.

Joyce Family Foundation (The)

Private foundation that supports the social, economic and emotional well-being of children and youth by empowering them to develop into healthy, confident, independent contributors to Canadian society

Primary focus is to provide access to education for children and youth with significant financial need or facing other socioeconomic barriers to success

Bursaries and Scholarships
Endows bursaries and scholarships based primarily on financial need and awarded to citizens or permanent residents of Canada enrolled in full-time studies at a recognized college or university in Canada
* students interested in applying for a Joyce Family Foundation scholarship or bursary should contact the institution directly for guidelines and application information

Grants Program
Provides grants and donations to Canadian Registered Charities, for funding requests related to the Foundation's interest in children and youth, for more details see website

Sponsorship Program
Manages corporate sponsorship applications requesting the donation of products or services from Fox Harb'r Golf Resort & Spa

McMaster Students Union - McMaster University Student Centre, Rm 201

Provides clubs, activities and events meant to enhance the University experience of its members and contribute to the life of the University as a whole. Acts to facilitate communication between the student body, the University, other organizations and organizes and regulates student self-government.

Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services

School busing for the school board is provided by seven transportation companies.
The providers are:
* Attridge Transportation: 905-690-2632
* Caledonia Transportation: 905-692-4488
* First Student Canada: 905-304-5846
* Hamilton Cab (Taxi): 905-777-7777
* Hamilton Street Railway (HSR): 905-527-4441
* RNR Patient Transfer Services Inc: 705-327-0070
* Sharp Bus Lines: 905-679-0001

Burlington. Parks and Recreation - Burlington Student Theatre - Burlington Student Theatre Centre

Provides an opportunity for children, youth and adults to develop self-esteem, confidence, awareness and appreciation of the world around them through exposure to performing arts, performance opportunities and civic engagement and outreach activities in the community.
* students are given an in-depth program suited to their needs that explores creativity through movement and vocal work.
* school year programs and summer camps.

Rental facilities:
Program space, rehearsal hall and staging * call City of Burlington 905-335-7808 for rental inquiries