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Education is what connects people to opportunity. At Hobsons, we believe access to high-quality education and support is the key to driving success for students, communities, and the world. How do we ensure students are set up for success, however they may define it? How can the education system do a better job of supporting students at each stage of their journey -- academically, yes, but also in life? How do we better prepare students for success outside of school, help them access and explore high-quality educational or career options, and ultimately reach their life goals? Upgraded by Hobsons, is a monthly series exploring these questions and more. We invite our listeners to consider what the future of education could look like, and how students, families, and educators can connect learning to life. Inspiring, thoughtful, and touching, the stories you’ll hear are really just a starting point.
||Clean09 - Measuring college readiness, the open road opens doors, & how beer goggles effect may be wrong||In this episode, hear one man’s mission to change…||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 - There's more to students and student success, than grades||If you take away athletic trophies and the honor …||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 - Getting more minorities into college, and the link between what you study vs what you can earn||In this episode, we hear from a man once recogniz…||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 - Get inspired for back to school, college perks, and changing the face of college admissions||In this episode, get inspired by motivational spe…||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 - Timely text messages, the economics of love and lust, and the quest for diversity on campus||In this episode, we hear how well-timed text mess…||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Making college possible, the role of emotions in learning, and Kanye West vs everybody||In this episode, we hear how emotions influence l…||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Role-playing in the classroom, difficult transitions, and nervous teachers||In this episode: what it means to be truly prepar…||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Personal questions on college applications, thinking critically, and a zombie apocalypse||In today’s episode of Upgraded by Hobsons, we ask…||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: First Class||In this inaugural episode of Upgraded by Hobsons,…||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListen to a preview of Upgraded: Launching March 1||Coming soon... A podcast that connects learning …||1/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Runs the gamut - elementary kids running their own businesses, new high school models, what it means to succeed in college and beyond, and allowing kids to fail as a way to help them learn. Really enjoyed this!
Failure is a Gift
Practical advice for students and educators. Inspiring tales of schools taking unique approaches to support students. The Jessica Lahey interview on the gift failure was great!
Love the message about parenting!
While it's sometimes hard to hear, it's important to have a reminder to let your kids fail. The examples and focus on helping us and ultimately our kids are great!