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Building Your Activities Resume (14-minute video)

Building Your Activities Resume (14-minute video)

Ask John Anything! Building an Activities Resume. How to build quality not quantity, and passion, not paper-fillers, to achieve higher level skills and have a greater impact in the admissions office. Learn how to use, format, and build your activities resume to market...

Kids Being Quiet? How to Restore Enthusiasm

Kids Being Quiet? How to Restore Enthusiasm

How do we restore enthusiasm? I never thought I’d say this, but I wish students talked more. When I went back to teaching high school students in person in 2021, I barely recognized them. Other teachers agreed: students are subdued, quiet, and withdrawn. I wish they...

Social Media and College Admissions

Social Media and College Admissions

Admissions officers, recruiters, counselors, professors, and future employers are checking your social media. Are you helping or hurting your college chances?

It’s Time to Ban Cell Phones (5 minutes)

It’s Time to Ban Cell Phones (5 minutes)

It's Time to Ban Cell Phones. Social Media and College Admissions Several of our partner schools in Nebraska have cell phone policies that effectively ban phones and are seeing results in student performance and well-being. In just five minutes, John Baylor shares his...

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