Students who move frequently – like those whose parents or guardians are in the military or are migrant workers – face unique challenges in becoming college and career ready. The feeling of being uprooted or displaced can be unsettling and may affect academic performance and postsecondary success. It’s important that educators, counselors, and advisers do all they can to provide transitioning students with a warm welcome. After all, research shows that students learn better when they feel safe and cared for.
Here are the top things highly mobile students need to experience an easy transition at your school:
- Practical resources
- A peer guide
- Friendly faces and academic allies
- A point of contact
The following resource, available on Pinterest, details how to put each of these necessities into practice for your transitioning students:
For more information on guiding highly mobile students, be sure to review our webinar on Advising Highly Mobile Students. For more free professional development resources on this topic, log into the Texas OnCourse Academy and look for the modules under Specialties > Advising Highly Mobile Populations > Advising Highly Mobile Students: