“I love being around students. They’re so optimistic. They haven’t gone out into the world and had their dreams crushed yet.”
I was a student when I heard these words, and it was an alumnus from my alma mater speaking to me. When he said it, I balked. I was four months from graduating at the time and completely primed to fixate on the “dreams ...
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I learned a lot during the two-day Utah Advising Association Conference.
I learned that “good” students struggle too.
I learned that students frequently turn down help, even when they’re academically drowning.
I learned that students are more likely to trust someone who is smiling (it has to be a real smile though — a “Duchenne” smile).
I also learned that academic advisors ...
Empowering Students with Mind Riot
Cranium Cafe will be presenting at The Leonardo's innovation collaborative for high school students.
“I wish we had that when I was in high school!” This is what entrepreneurs say when they hear about Mind Riot — The Leonardo’s three-day innovation collaborative for 100 high school students from around the state. With the help of field experts from science, technology, and ...
Our CEO Tracy Gorham was a nontraditional student. While education is more digitized & streamlined every day, Big Data could never have predicted Tracy’s journey. There was nothing run-of-the mill about Tracy and she struggled to make her way through the system on her own — the system that allows so many students like her to fall through the cracks. But she experienced a ...
Southern Utah State Schools set Use the Cafe
It was a great week meeting with the CIO, Directors, and Tech Gurus of these Southern Utah Universities! We are excited to enable Cranium Cafe into their Canvas LMS. This will be the beginning of a great partnership with UEN and other Utah state schools and will bring Cranium Cafe to rural, online, and disabled students so that ...