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Erasing the Finish Line: The New Blueprint for Student Success Beyond Grades and College Admission highlights the essential skills students need to move beyond a prescribed path and truly thrive in school and life.
Reflecting on over two decades of working directly with students around the world, leading academic advisor and early career development expert Ana Homayoun has written the book we desperately need.
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About Erasing the Finish Line
With wisdom, humor and grace, Ana Homayoun shares the foundational skills that help kids reflect, adapt and redirect in a world increasingly different from the one their parents grew up in.
For years, we’ve been led to believe that great grades, high test scores and college acceptance are key to a successful life. Yet our laser focus on these achievements leaves students feeling anxious, demoralized and unprepared.
What if we’ve overlooked the critical skills young adults need to navigate an ever-changing world? What fundamental skills help young people adapt, persevere and thrive? Academic advisor and early career development expert Ana Homayoun answers these questions and more in her accessible and solutions-oriented guide to transforming future generations. In her groundbreaking new book, Erasing the Finish Line, Homayoun flips the way we think about education.
In this refreshing approach, Homayoun reveals new strategies to help each student develop their own blueprint for success, including how to:
- Develop a system based on executive functioning skills
- Build valuable social capital while fostering genuine connections
- Identify energy profile and how to recharge
- Expand perspective through immersive exposure
- Remain adaptable in the face of disappointments and setbacks
Through a powerful blend of theory, strategies and storytelling from former and current students, Homayoun’s layered approach to re envisioning education will bring sharp realization to parents, educators, and policymakers alike.
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Ana Homayoun is an academic advisor and early career development expert working at the intersection of executive functioning skills, technology and personal energy management. For over two decades, Ana has dedicated her life to empowering students and young adults to develop the foundational skills to create their own blueprint for success. She is the founder of Silicon Valley based Green Ivy Educational Consulting and the founder and executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions, a non-profit aimed at bringing her executive functioning and social emotional curriculum work to schools. She is the author of three previous books: That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week, The Myth of the Perfect Girl and Social Media Wellness.