Launch Global Education
Odyssey newsletter: mindset . focus . books

Volume 1, Issue 2

by Michael Wagner

Knowledge Pilot, Launch Global Education


Each week the Odyssey newsletter will share articles that are a cross-section of topical information related to the mission and vision of Launch Global Education. Some will be spot on, while for others you may have to put on your thinking cap to tie the story to our purpose or, as we say, our why. We hope that there will be something for everyone. If you have any suggestions or an article you would like to share, please email us and let us know.

Thanks for reviewing this week’s post.  We hope you find the information valuable.


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Entrepreneurial mindset

Helping young adults develop the skills to be entrepreneurial learners is one of the core values of Launch Global Education. We believe that taking an entrepreneurial approach to their learning greatly benefits students as they move through high school and beyond. This article by John Rampton on gives suggestions to parents on how to promote an entrepreneurial mindset in children.

How to raise entrepreneurial minded kids


Liberal arts colleges

Over the past few years, the post-secondary landscape has changed dramatically. Colleges and universities have faced many challenges, not only due to the pandemic, but also the constant news about the high cost of a college education and maximizing one’s return on investment (ROI).  Liberal arts schools have especially come under fire. The following op-ed piece from by Aaron Basko, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at the University of Lynchburg, explores what liberal arts colleges must do to make a resurgence in the college marketplace.

How to recruit students to the liberal arts


It does not need to be a one size fits all model

As students and families weigh the plusses and minuses of the cost of a college education and a ROI, there is a call to celebrate those that choose a different path. Jessica Dickler from CNBC highlights a movement in Texas encouraging students to look at the alternative path of skilled trades.

As college enrollment tanks


A benefit of books

The benefits of books number far too many to list in this preface. To highlight one, a current study suggests that simply having books in a home will have a significant effect on a person’s academic and technological skills. In Big Think, Robby Berman shares more:

A home library can have a powerful effect on children

Tip of the week

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As the school year winds down and everyone contemplates a well-earned break, students should not lose their focus on academics. I encourage students to take advantage of the summer by planning for what’s next. My saying is: do one thing each day that moves you closer to your goal.

For rising juniors, it is time to think about standardized testing next spring. NEXT SPRING? Yes, plan ahead. Develop your vocabulary, for example, by signing up for the Merriam – Webster word of the day. It will not only expand your vocabulary for upcoming standardized testing, it can also assist you with writing your college essays.

Give it a try, you might learn some fantastic new ways to express yourself.

Before you go...

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Keeping with the (one week) tradition of commencement speeches, check out this video from The Hollywood Reporter to see how humble this famous musician is as she receives an honorary doctorate from one of the top universities in the world:

Taylor Swift gives commencement speech

Have a great week.