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Experiential Learning

De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades That Teach Nothing?

Jonathan Lash | Posted 09.24.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

The survey also revealed long-term benefits of narrative evaluations. One alum, now a professor, said grades don't mean much at the large university where she's teaching. "Narrative evaluations mean more to students and say more about them," she wrote.

A Study in Project-Based Learning

Jonathan Lash | Posted 09.09.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

Most students learn best through hands-on projects and experiences, guided by teachers - learning by doing. It works. An example is the group of stu...

Get Out Of Your Head And Learn Something New About Your Body

Ann Todhunter Brode | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Ann Todhunter Brode

Summer vacation is over, and it's time to shift gears. Traditionally, this time of year is associated with a return to school and renewed commitment t...

Inspiring Math Learning Through Coding

Kara Mulder | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
Kara Mulder

Coding gives definition to abstract concepts, passing onto a learner the ability to create huge (in a literal sense) learning situations that are too impossible or improbable to use in real life.

How to Make This Summer's Camp Experiences Matter

Kara Powell | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Kara Powell

Our oldest child was eleven when he went away to his first weeklong summer camp. He came home sunburned, sleep-deprived, and filthy. When I picked him up from our church parking lot, everything in me wanted to get him home so he could shower and I could start the (massive) post-camp laundry. But instead, I took him out for a hamburger.

An Open Letter to Malia Obama - Gap Year Advice from a Travel CEO

Russ Hedge | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Russ Hedge

Malia Obama The White House Washington DC 20050 Dear Malia, I wanted to extend a congratulations and my sheer enthusiasm for your decision to take ...

Buildings, Blocks and Experience

Jonathan Lash | Posted 04.28.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

Five years ago when -- deeply impressed by the college's students -- I agreed to become Hampshire's sixth president, my wife, Ellie, was bemused; she knew very well that her non-academic husband, even with a master's in education, would face a steep learning curve.

20 Aspiring Travelers And A Global Movement for Social Responsibility

Russ Hedge | Posted 04.22.2016 | Travel
Russ Hedge

Can the diverse experiences of hundreds of seasoned CEOs and a score of aspiring young travelers from New York City somehow converge to change the way people think about travel as cultural exchange and learning?

Learning By Doing

Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn | Posted 03.16.2017 | Hawaii
Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn

I vividly recall my first year when a colleague and I dropped in to visit our neighborhood Hawaiian immersion school to discuss upcoming land development that was scheduled to take place.

Hire a Traveler

Erin McElroy | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Erin McElroy

Hire a Traveler. Ok, I am biased, my passion for travel only grows more and more as I pursue it, but I'm here to tell you why.

Why We Learn Faster When We Love It

Shawn Hunter | Posted 11.24.2016 | Business
Shawn Hunter

Practice doesn't make perfect. There is no perfect. Great practice will hone the good habits, and get rid of the bad habits. Poor practice is practicing your mistakes over and over until they're ingrained.

6 Life-Altering Things We Only Learn From Backpacking

Colleen Berge | Posted 11.20.2016 | Travel
Colleen Berge

Traveling takes us from the security of the known to the excitement of the unknown. Put into new situations, we can learn to see ourselves in a different light. Each trip we take has the potential to teach us and mold our characters and thoughts.

Climbing Walls And Talking Turkey: A Holiday Conversation About College

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 11.11.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

What is this huge investment of time and money in a formal education adding up to? Is it serving them well? Were the sacrifices of the family worth it?

The Global Search for Education: The New Higher Ed

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.09.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Members of our Founding Class have secured internships and positions at Ashoka, Learn Capital, Santa Fe Institute, Uber, and other great institutions...

Customs, Not Costumes: Why I Wear the Local Attire While Traveling

THINK Global School | Posted 10.30.2016 | Travel
THINK Global School

Last month, during our UK weXplore, I took fourteen students to get fitted for kilts at the Highland House of Fraser in Inverness, Scotland. I must sa...

A Call for Mentorship and Meaningful Relationships

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 10.13.2016 | Education
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

This summer I transitioned from my nine-year presidency of Frostburg State University in Maryland to the same post at Wells College, a private institution on the shore of one of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York.

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

When It Comes to Experiential Learning, One Course at a Time Trumps College Location

Jonathan M. Brand | Posted 07.23.2016 | College
Jonathan M. Brand

Location may not matter. Cornell College faculty lead classes and our students hold internships around the globe every month of the academic year. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, a town of about 4,600 residents. How do we do it?

Building Better Connections With Our Kids

John Bowen | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
John Bowen

How many times have we allowed the demands of our businesses to shut out the needs of our families? Do that enough and we're left lacking meaningful connections and relationships with the most important people in our lives.

The Hidden Truth About Law School Employment Stats

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.22.2016 | College
Tamesha Keel

The perception of law graduates is that they are standing solemn holding a law degree, resumes, and a heavy burden of loan debt they can't pay off. However, this isn't the case for all graduates. Many are becoming savvier and using their versatile J.D. beyond the traditional practice of law.

How to Use the Summer to Jumpstart Your Legal Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 05.28.2016 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Summer is the elusive time in between semesters when students take a break from law school, but continue to work hard as students of the law. Very quickly, they learn that summers may not be quite as glamorous and relaxing as portrayed.

Teaching Math: Changing Education

Jonathan Lash | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

My last post looked at math as part of an inquiry-driven, interdisciplinary curriculum, with the focus on the individual learner's questions and needs. Let's turn now to some of the values and aspirations informing that approach -- inclusion, inspiration, empowerment, and positive change.

Teaching Math: What's the Learning For?

Jonathan Lash | Posted 05.12.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

If students spend their time in class doing something over and over, with an emphasis on memory and recall, can we blame them for wondering, "What am I doing this for?"

Felony Teaching

Joel Judd | Posted 06.17.2015 | Denver
Joel Judd

However much tests cost, they are vastly less expensive than adequately funding education. This is a great advantage to those who favor appearance over substance.

Why you Should See the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

MAJR | Posted 06.14.2015 | College

We were in the middle of the North Pacific with no land in sight, hunting for garbage. One of the crew spotted a bigger object that we harpooned to bring on board. It was a floating tire, and by the amount of algae and rust on it, it had been out here a long time.