For Educators

The Importance of Self-Awareness as an Academic Leader

August 30, 2019

How consciously do you navigate everyday life? Do you reflect on the impact your words and actions have, or do you fly through the day on autopilot?

As an educator, you’ve adopted a responsibility to act as a role model. This principle extends beyond your students and into every aspect of your career. Here’s why self-awareness matters and how you can cultivate it.

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Study Skills

Pump Up Your Productivity: How Time-Tracking Helps You Get Things Done

August 26, 2019

Whether you’re an incoming freshman or a seasoned senior, it’s easy to get distracted when it comes to schoolwork. If you want to step up your game, consider investing in time-tracking software. 

It’s not about meticulously counting the seconds or berating yourself for taking too long. Instead, it’s about learning how you currently utilize your time and how you can make improvements. Try these time-tracking tips to train your productivity.

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Study Abroad

7 Reasons to Intern Abroad

August 23, 2019

Ever wondered what it’d be like to work in theater in the center of London? Maybe you dream of hands-on shoe design in Milan, or maybe you’re looking for fast-paced business experience in Shanghai.

When you intern abroad, these imaginings can become more than a dream — they can be your reality for the summer, semester or year. Still on the fence? Here are seven reasons to pursue an internship while you study abroad.

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Learning Styles

Why Doodling During Class Makes You a Better Student

August 19, 2019

We’ve all experienced the disapproval of a teacher when they catch us doodling in class. From kindergarten through college, we’ve been told to pay attention, take notes and keep our notebook margins clear of distracting doodles.

But did you know doodling during class actually has its benefits?

Recent research shows that doodling might not be a bad thing, so don’t tuck your favorite art pen in the bottom of your book bag just yet. Rather than being a distraction, drawing during your classes may be the secret weapon you need to take your academic performance to the next level.

Here’s how doodling helps you learn:

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Student Life

10 Easy Tips for Staying Safe on Campus

August 16, 2019

As you’re getting ready for college, you’ll be planning out your classes, going back-to-school shopping and relishing the excitement of the new semester. Even with all the positive energy, it’s important to take a few precautions to ensure your safety on campus.

Fortunately, crimes on college campuses have declined in recent years, and students are far more knowledgeable on safety protocol. So what should you keep in mind? Here are a few tips to ensure you have a fun, memorable year without any issues or complications.

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Learning Styles

Does Technology Help or Hinder Creative Thinking?

August 9, 2019

Ever since technology began to edge out more traditional methods of learning and living, society has debated whether it lends itself to the creative mind — and most studies point to yes.

Many individuals view technology in the classroom through the lens of distracting social media platforms, but different forms of tech can enhance the classroom environment and facilitate unique learning opportunities. The key is knowing how to use it.

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College and Career

10 Creative Majors for Artistic Types

August 2, 2019

As an artistic person, you incorporate creativity into every aspect of your life. Why not do the same for your college major?

When it comes to your career, pursuing your passion is the key to success. Not sure what artsy endeavor to pursue professionally? Here are 10 majors for creative college students:

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Student Life

5 Ways to Find a Healthy School-Life Balance

July 22, 2019

College is characterized by quick-paced work and numerous assignments — and sometimes it’s all you can do to catch up with your workload. With so much school work on your plate, you might forget how to make time for yourself.

If you’re like many college students, you probably put nights out on hold because you have an exam the next morning. You may want to see your friends more, but feel like you have no free time to hang out. Keeping up with your classes is crucial — but you also need to prioritize your mental health.

If you’re struggling with finding a healthy school-life balance, you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. Here are five ways to feel balanced and find stability in college:

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Study Abroad

Top 10 Study Abroad Locations for Curious Students

July 15, 2019

Thinking about studying abroad?

If you’re an explorer or a dreamer with an itch for new places, implementing travel into your educational track is a great idea. With a study abroad program, you can discover cost-efficient, culturally enriching opportunities to see the world — all while furthering your studies.

But where in the world should you go? Your options stretch as far as the horizon. Explore these 10 countries perfect for your study abroad dreams.

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Learning Styles

How Outdoor Activities Accelerate Learning

July 8, 2019

At a time when many schools are eradicating recess time, educators and students may wonder whether such decisions are doing more harm than good. Going outdoors benefits learners of all ages — including adults. Time spent in nature not only improves physical and emotional health, it also bolsters performance in the classroom.

How do outdoor activities accelerate the learning process? Most of the answer comes back to one simple fact — human beings are designed biologically to thrive from time spent in nature. Here’s how getting out and moving can improve student performance at any point in their academic careers.

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