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Innovation

Coach Profiles: Introducing Alex Owens

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In this post, you’ll meet Alex Owens, a former classroom teacher with a decade of experience helping students launch ambitious community-oriented projects.

The Spike Lab Sees Record Interest From High Schoolers To Learn Entrepreneurship During The Pandemic

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This is an except from our press release published on multiple sites including Yahoo Finance, Market Watch and AP News. See the…

Spike Stories: Felicia’s Free Tutoring Program

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In this post, we share Buddy Tutoring, the awesome Spike that Felicia launched to help connect students with free tutoring.

Coach Profiles: Introducing Steven Eno

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In this post, you’ll meet Steven Eno, a former teacher and engineer who has built multiple successful STEM and innovation programs at high schools.

The Biggest Changes to This Year’s College Application Season (COVID-19 Edition)

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Colleges are being forced to rapidly innovate a holistic admissions process that hasn’t been changed in years, all due to COVID-19. Universities and applicants both face significant uncertainty. In this post, we expand upon the issues fueling this uncertainty and how seniors can effectively navigate the upcoming application cycle ahead.

August Recommended Readings

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August 2020 recommended stories on youth innovation and college admissions.

Spike Stories: Allison and Populearn

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Meet Allison, one of our former students who launched an awesome Spike to help students learn Chinese history.

This Summer Is the Perfect Time to Launch a Spike

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If you’re laboring away trying to figure out what to do this summer, labor no more; build a Spike. It’s the most fun, developmentally challenging and rewarding way for teens to spend their summer AND it’s pandemic proof!

Empathy Interviewing: How to do It and Why it Matters

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Empathy interviewing is a valuable skill for anyone in the early stages of an ambitious project. In this post, our coach Sara DuPont breaks down best practices for empathy interviewing.

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 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.

The Future is Why

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In a world of rapidly increasing change, it’s no longer sufficient for students to learn hard skills and facts — the ‘what’. To thrive in this new environment, they need to develop purpose — a ‘why’. This blog post explains why purpose is so important for today’s youth and provides some guidance for how you can develop your own ‘why’.