Educationfriendlyfacts/T.A.S.S.E.L. Time website is
a dream come true for parents, students, and school
counselors. The extensive information, available on this
site, provides parents with needed information that previously
was so difficult to find and obtain. School counselors
can now educate parents and students on the use of
this site while expanding services to meet state and national
collaboration expectations. Check it out, you will be glad
Carleton R. Holt, Assistant Professor of Educational Administration,
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
have worked in the field of education for over 25 years,
and our educational consultancy has been around since 1977.
The TasselTime Web site does an excellent job of pulling
together all the various resources necessary to make informed
decisions regarding postsecondary options. In my opinion,
it has to be one of the best information portals available
to parents and students today."
Haynes, President, CollegeMasters, Inc., Scottsdale,
people enter our schools with significant questions about
life, social relationships, vocation, occupation, and education.
Counselors are faced with expectations for successful performance
in the face of significant challenges and their own desire
to facilitate student growth and development. Parents are
requesting expert guidance in helping their children make
wise choices. This website is excellent because it captures
key information that will help professionals, parents, and
young people focus on student success."
Roland Smith, Dean of Education, University of Arkansas
Fort Smith, Fort Smith, Arkansas.
career planning information provided to parents and students
on the T.A.S.S.E.L. Time site should prove to be a useful
time management tool in the search for college and career
facts. Whether financial aid, military or rigorous college
admission information is the need, an evaluation of many
of the hundreds of sites available will help conserve time
during the search. For a small investment, a wealth of resources
can be found."
Benny Gooden, Superintendent, Fort Smith Public Schools
grateful I am for the hard work and dedication you have
obviously shown in developing a site that every counselor,
parent and student can use for answers to those all important
questions as a student navigates through the maze of information
available to help with scholarships, college searches, military
opportunities, career exploration and so much more. I am
so appreciative of your willingness to train the counselors
at Springdale Public Schools. This website is
undoubtedly the best I have ever used. As a veteran
counselor for over 33 years, I know that students and parents
need this vital information. We at Springdale are
so very excited about the opportunity to use Tasseltime
that we have printed large banners for all our secondary
schools, we have printed a business card for every student
grades 8-12, and we plan several educational seminars to
introduce TASSELTIME to our staff, to parents and to our
student body. Thanks, thanks, thanks for your enthusiasm
and your expertise in developing TASSELTIME. I look
forward to helping others understand the importance of TASSELTIME."
Williams, Department Chairman, Counseling Department,
Springdale High School
would like to compliment you on all the hard work that you
have done, and continue to do, on Tasseltime. We have a
child who was recently diagnosed with dyslexia in our elementary
school. The teachers, which serve this child, were in need
of suggestions to help him in the classroom setting. I went
to your website and immediately found useful information
for this group. Thanks again for all the help."
Hodges, Counselor,Greene County Tech Elementary
so appreciate you coming and spending the day with the Springdale
counselors and sharing your wonderful site with us. There
is such a wealth of information that we can share with our
faculty, students, and parents even at the elementary level.
I recently shared the site with my faculty, and I am sure
there will be an overwhelming amount of feedback from them.
Thanks again for everything."
Emerson,Counselor, Jones Elementary,Springdale, AR
have had the pleasure of reviewing your excellent site.
I must say that T.A.S.S.E.L. Time supports the comprehensive
school counseling program model by focusing on the development
of the whole child: academic, career, and personal-social.
With the use of the site as a toll, counselors have a wealth
of information on so many diverse topics that will aid in
their delivery of services to the students and parents of
Arkansas. The links to the various sites saves so much time.
Students and parents can access this information themselves.
You have brought the "power" to the people in
providing such a comprehensive site. A professional site
that is "user-friendly" to counselors, teachers,
parents, and especially students."
Kandis Croom, Master of Education in School Counseling and
Leadership Department Head, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville,
is a great site. Not only can I use this information
professionally but for me personally. I have an 8th grader.
I need this information so I can help her. Thanks
for doing this."
Jackson, Counselor, Benton, Arkansas
T.A.S.S.E.L. website is a very organized and detailed website.
My initial response was WOW! I see nothing but positive
and quick results for it's users. This website is a great
tool for everyone from school counselors to parents wanting
to get valuable information for their children. I wish I
had known about this website last year for my daughter who
is a freshman at UA Fort Smith. I would recommend this website
to anyone, especially high school counselors whose job is
to assist students in choosing their career paths."
Hester, Superintendent, Westside Public Schools
a junior high counselor, I receive lots of questions from
parents about how to search for information for their student
about resources for college admissions, scholarships, financial
aid, and just general information concerning students
and their future careers. Through Robin's hard work
there is now an excellent up to date resource for students,
parents, and counselors to use. Tasseltime is user friendly
and has a vast amount of information easily accessible.
From a parent's point of view, I have found this website
invaluable as I have searched for scholarship information
for my own student who is a senior. Thank you Robin
for a job well done."
Letsch, Southwest Junior High Counselor Springdale,
TASSEL Time website is without question one of the most
comprehensive collections of resources for college bound
students, their parents, and school counselors. Robin
Finley has created a web portal of national significance
for counselors with emphasis on resources for Arkansas students.
I highly recommend the TASSEL Time web site and congratulate
Robin on a major accomplishment."
Yeager, Technology Chairman, Arkansas School Counselor Association
three minutes of logging on at tasseltime.com I was visiting
several excellent Web sites with math games and instruction
designed for children and their teachers. I then viewed
a wealth of resources for parents of elementary aged children
designed to help them prepare for college and "learn
the ropes" of higher education and qualifying for scholarships.
Having worked personally with Mrs. Finley, I know that she
is the "real deal" when it comes to helping young
people and their parents plan for college. Just a few short
conversations with her were invaluable to my oldest daughter
as she navigated the scholarship maze before entering college.
I am thankful to have Mrs. Finley’s knowledge and extensive
research available on the Web for my 8th grade daughter’s
Warnock, Principal, Alma Intermediate School, Alma, AR
Tassel Time is an absolute lifeline! Robin has done
a terrific job of putting together, in one location, all
of the pertinent information needed by students, parents,
teachers and counselors in helping students gain an advantage
in the life-long educational process. I currently
serve 9 schools in 7 districts, and this user-friendly site
is a huge timesaver. Robin--I thank you, and my students
Garst, Academic Counselor, Educational Talent Search (TRIO)
North Arkansas College, Harrison,
advice Robin gives to athletes and their parents is very
valuable in the recruitment process. She not only gives
parents step-by-step information on how to help their child,
but also gives links to legitimate recruiting services,
if a parent chooses to take that route. Robin speaks from
experience; she was a respected coach and athletic director
in the state of Arkansas for several
years. The Website she has created is valuable for all students
to help them in their college planning."
Malzahn, Offensive Coordinator, University of Arkansas,
am so impressed with the Tasseltime website. For small
schools like us it is especially helpful for scholarship
access. My daughter has found scholarships I did not know
were out there. The site has wonderful
tutorials, information on the ACT and SAT, and helpful information
on the essay process for college. If you have not checked
it out, I highly recommend it. All counselors in AR have
free access to Robin Finley's site. She has done an
awesome job of making the counselor's job so much easier."
Diehm, Counselor, Shiloh Christian School, Springdale, AR
"Thank you so much for all of
the hard work you have put into Tasseltime! Since I have
been introduced to Tasseltime, I have found unlimited
resources for helping parents of students with special needs
or disabilities. The lessons plans and subject area
websites are great for teachers and
counselors. The information on college and scholarships is
a tremendous resource for anyone with a senior in the
family. This is a website I will really use!"
Elementary Counselor, Pulaski County Special School District