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Volume 1, Issue 5

by Michael Wagner

Knowledge Pilot, Launch Global Education


It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is upon us. For many, it has been another tumultuous and challenging school year and I am sure that this will be a welcomed summer holiday break. We can only hope that during this transition a new and better school year, our new normal, is on the horizon.

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I would like to dedicate this post this week to my good friend David Bremner, Assistant Academic Principal at Boston International School in Wuxi, China.


SDG flas at BIS

Sustainable Development Goals flags at Wuxi Boston International School, photo credit David Bremner

The power of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2015 the United Nations General Assembly designed a set of 17 goals called the Sustainable Development Goals. The purpose of these goals is to provide a better future for the world, focused on the sustainability of the future for all mankind. However, as reported in University World News by reporter Yee Teng Low, students worldwide do not have a clear understanding of the SDGs and their application.

Students cannot underestimate their power to tackle SDGs

The Class of 2022: Ready to move on

High school graduations are in full swing, and the graduating class of 2022 is in many ways looking forward to putting the past three years behind them. There is no doubt that this class of students has been through a lot during the pandemic including facing the countless challenges of distance learning, a learning style that was mostly new to everyone. This article by Diana Lambert for EdSource explores students’ experiences and what the future holds for them.

High school graduates eager to move ahead to college and jobs, leaving Covid behind

Learning about $$$$

I have mentioned in previous newsletters my passion for teaching young adults about money. It is one topic that no matter a person’s age, they always wish they had known more sooner. In this article for Entrepreneur, Melissa Won discusses ways for teens to learn about money.

Ten strategies to guide teens about money

A perfect time for a hobby

Do we ever have enough time? Given the last two years, there may be no better time to reevaluate our schedules and find time for the stress relief of a hobby. NPR freelance writer and podcast host Nichole Perkins explores the ways to begin to find a good one.

Having a hobby is good for you. Here's how to find one

Tip of the week

phone with the word hustle

Growing up as an athlete and participating in sports has been a large part of my life since the fourth grade. Sports teach us many life lessons, and I learned early on the most important trait was to hustle.

I could not think of a more fitting way to share the tip of the week other than to reference one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time, John Wooden. (For those that may not be familiar with Coach Wooden, click here to read more from Success Magazine). Coach Wooden explains the theory behind this important life skill and what it means to hustle, as told by his grandson-in-law, Craig Impelman.

Why you should embrace the hustle

Before you go...

horse against blue sky

Over the past few weeks, I have been sharing videos of commencement speeches highlighting the achievements of the graduates of 2022. I found it appropriate that today I would offer some solace of relaxation and a sense of calm. I think we can learn from the carefree style exhibited in this video. Sit back, relax, and breathe. Enjoy!

Nature horses on the outer banks


Have a wonderful week.