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Adulting 101 teaches students independence

By Kyle Kobetsky and Evangeline Si
Staff Writers

Most schools leave students unqualified for their adulthood, but the Expeditions course Adulting 101 explores how to prepare students for the near future. The course focuses on increasing students’ well-being and ensuring they are able to develop the skills necessary to live alone.

“In Adulting, I teach five areas of well-being that have been studied by the Gallup polling agency. So we look at ways to increase a student’s well-being in areas of finance, career, community, physical and also personal well-being,” Adulting 101 teacher Aaron Calvert said. “There are a lot of really important concepts that don’t necessarily get talked about at school that they will face, like, for instance, how to pay your taxes, or how to look at college loans or how to develop healthy nutritional habits.”

Denali junior Claire Mallinson said the course was a good complement to her other studies. “I was specifically focusing on preparing for the future, so since I was already taking College Readiness, I thought Adulting would be a nice addition to that … It’s been nice to talk about the future outside of an academic sense and try to prepare yourself for the living part of it.”

See below for a video about the Adulting 101 course:

Adulting develops students’ lifelong skills

By C. M. Bateman

Tahoma Editor-in-Chief

The Expeditions course Adulting prepares students at Tahoma for real-world obstacles that their regular core classes cannot address. Instead of content like math and English, the class focuses on how to deal with responsibilities a typical adult faces, like personal finance, job application techniques and how to live a healthy lifestyle.

“I’ve become a lot more aware of my future and what I need to plan for,” Tahoma junior Annabelle Wilkinson said. “I’ve learned a lot of different life hacks … I’m able to understand more concepts that I hadn’t really heard of before in regards to being an adult and the responsibilities that come with it.”

This class at Tahoma teaches students how to lead successful lives in college and beyond. Aaron Calvert, the teacher of the Adulting class, prepares students for adult life through five separate areas of well-being: financial, personal, career, community and physical well-being.

“It’s really important to find someone who can help you learn about one of those areas,” Mr. Calvert said. By making this course practical and relevant and geared toward answering the students’ real questions, students are able to grow in confidence and understanding of life outside of school.

“There are a lot of resources out there, and I think a lot of high school students just aren’t aware of them or don’t take the time to look for them,” Mr. Calvert explained. “So really use your networks to learn more about the skills you’re gonna need to have and grow in the future.”

See below for a video about the Adulting course:

Teenagers learn skills for their future

By Jocelyn Aviles, Krishara Manzanarez, and Melissa Sanchez 

Staff Writers

In Adulting 101, students learn things like how to make a bank account, how to use a credit card and how to live a healthy life. The students basically learn what it is like to be an adult, and the class helps them prepare for their future.

The Celebration of Learning project they made were posters on the most important thing that they learned. They also made PSA (Public Service Announcement) videos about topics such as taxes.

Everest freshman Jennifer Mota, a student from Adulting 101, explained: “Some things we learn in this class are how to open a checking account, how to manage my credit, my debit, and how to rent a house.”

See below for a video about this course: