Upgraded by Hobsons is a podcast connecting learning to life. This is a monthly series about student success and education: now and in the future, its challenges, and some incredible stories of hope, discovery, and success.


Extra Credit: How a Teacher Can Change a Life Course

Never underestimate the power of a teacher.

Extra Credit: Why It Isn’t Only Teachers You Should Thank

Apple for the teacher? What about those who teach our kids in ways we don’t always see?

Extra Credit: College or Resort? Hard to Tell

College Tours aren’t what they used to be. Colleges have always been competitive in an academic sense, but that drive to outdo one another is creeping into other areas.

Extra Credit: Redefining College Admissions

The college application process is known for being a complicated and daunting endeavour but that is changing.

Extra Credit: The Business of Ethics

Business courses may be a dime a dozen, but this one is definitely off the beaten track. This college course challenges future business tycoons to negotiate moral and ethical dilemmas.

Episode Six: Back to School, college Perks, and Changing the Face of College Admissions

In this episode: Get inspired by motivational speaker Arel Moodie, plus hear what lengths colleges go to, to win over students.

Extra Credit: The Surprising Benefits of Volunteering

American teenagers do more community service than any other age group in the country.

Extra Credit: Teachers Loved and Lost but not Forgotten

Remember that one teacher who changed everything for you?

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.

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

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.

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