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Four Highly Influential Teenage Spikes

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We often get asked “what does a good Spike look like?” The best way to answer that question is by pointing to specific examples. Here are four famous, world-changing spikes that were started by high school students.

New Coach Profiles: Introducing Nathaniel Toppelberg

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The Spike Lab has hired a cohort of fantastic new coaches. We’ll be doing a series of blogs introducing them to you. In this post, you’ll meet Nathaniel Toppelberg, a Yale alum who has launched multiple education companies.

New Coach Profiles: Introducing Ayna Agarwal

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The Spike Lab has hired a cohort of fantastic new coaches. We’ll be doing a series of blogs introducing them to you. In this post, you’ll meet Ayna Agarwal, a Stanford alum and Harvard HBS Class of 2020 student with years of experience in tech and policy.

2019 Spike of the Year — Greta Thunberg: Fridays for Future Movement

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Greta Thunberg won the Time Person of the Year with her Spike, the Fridays for Future Movement. We’d like to recognize her with our own distinction: The Spike of the Year.

How We Hire Our Unicorn Coaches

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At a 2.5% hire rate, it’s harder to become a coach at The Spike Lab than it is to get into Harvard. This article gives you an inside look at what we look for in our coaches and the interview process we’ve designed to make these difficult decisions.

New Coach Profiles: Introducing Uchechi Kalu

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The Spike Lab has hired a cohort of fantastic new coaches. We’ll be doing a series of blogs introducing them to you. In this post, you’ll meet Uchechi Kalu, a Princeton alum and talented writer with experience in college admissions and starting companies internationally.

Make The Most Of Your Summer Break: Part 2

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During summer break don’t fall into the common trap of thinking that it’s enough to just have packed schedule with great programs, internships, summer classes, test prep programs, traveling and/or itineraries. It is still important to do your own strategic planning if you want to make the most of your time.

Make The Most Of Your Summer Break: Part 1 (9 Things to Do)

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The summer presents a unique opportunity because of how much time is available. Make the most of this opportunity and spend it doing something that will really help you in the future.

New Coach Profiles: Introducing Grace Chiang

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The Spike Lab has hired a cohort of fantastic new coaches. We’ll be doing a series of blogs introducing them to you. In this post, you’ll meet Grace Chiang, a Yale alum and Stanford MBA with experience in venture-backed startups and at McKinsey.

The Spike Lab at New York EdTech Meetup

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Last week, our founder Lloyd had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the New York EdTech Meetup, the country’s largest…

The 14 Critical Innovation Skills Kids Aren’t Learning in High School

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This blog post outlines the most important competencies that high schoolers need to be developing to be prepared for the innovation economy. The primary categories include Initiative, Creativity, Planning and Communication.

The Spike Lab’s Reason for Being

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This article explains our company’s mission: to develop “purpose-driven innovators for life”. We are working to foster a fundamental paradigm shift in adolescent education that puts the development of purposeful innovators at the center.