Extra Credit: Teachers Loved and Lost but not Forgotten

Remember that one teacher who changed everything for you? So does Anna.

Extra Credit: Experiential Learning on New York’s Harbour

At this school in New York the day starts on a boat then moves to the beach. Its city-dwelling students are learning through nature.

Extra Credit: The Economics of Love and Sex

There’s an off-the-beaten-path course being taught at a Canadian university. It involves love, sex and economics.

Extra Credit: Diversity on Campus: What Lies Ahead

We live in an increasingly diverse and global society. We need to be able to learn and work and live alongside people from a multitude of backgrounds. Increased diversity on our country’s college campuses is a goal for most institutions, but what still lies ahead?

Extra Credit: Timely Texts Cool the Summer Melt

There are many reasons freshly graduated high school students experience summer melt. That is, failure to follow through on their college-bound intentions. But research has shown that well-timed texts with specific, actionable messages can counteract this trend.

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Perseverance: Just Keep Swimming

What does perseverance mean to high school students? Is it studying hard for a test in a difficult subject? Is it practicing a skill until they’re the best they can be? For Yusra Mardini, perseverance means swimming.

Timely Texts, the Economics of Love, and Diversity on Campus

Today we air Episode 5 of Upgraded by Hobsons, a free monthly podcast accessible through iTunes, featuring stories and interviews with students and educators exploring innovative topics in K-12 and higher education. Join more than 1 million listeners who have made Upgraded one of the most popular education podcasts on the air.

Breaking Boundaries or Building Bridges?

UK student services professionals are gathering this week in Glasgow for the AMOSSHE Annual Conference.

Extra Credit: Benefits of a Gap Year

Taking a year off after high school is not such a bad thing afterall. In fact, it just might be the smartest decision some students can make.

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