Blog June 15, 2022

Essential Summer Reading for Educators, Students, and Families

The Social Institute

Summer reading isn’t just for students! Without the usual classroom obligations, summer gives us the opportunity to dive into our interests that we might not have time for during the school year. We did some digging of our own and came up with a summer reading list of impactful books to inspire educators, students, and families! But you don’t have to take our word for it, we went out and found real reviews from real people. 

Blog June 8, 2022

Student Influencer Mirza Samnani reveals how he handles the pressure and makes a positive impact in his field

Handle the Pressure

This week, we are excited to introduce Mirza Samnani. Mirza is a masters aerospace student at Georgia Tech, working as a Graduate Research assistant in the space systems design lab. He is currently working on a space payload schedule to fly to the international space station later this year. Mirza has participated, won awards and judged in multiple NASA and other Robotic competitions. On a volunteer basis, he also teaches stem education to various students and is currently working on a volunteer project to develop a low cost early warning system for central Asian countries to provide alert and predictions for natural disasters and climate change. For Mirza, social media is a platform to inspire younger students to purse education and rippling the effect of making a positive impact to people’s lives.

Blog June 8, 2022

Student Intelligence: The key to understanding and empowering your students

The Social Institute

These days, students’ lives are happening online, disconnected and away from the eyes of educators and their families, so understanding your students and knowing what a student needs to succeed can be challenging. The key to creating impactful learning environments lies in truly understanding your students’ well-being and social experiences, both online and offline. However, educators often hit three major roadblocks when trying to connect with their students. Student Intelligence is the key to overcoming these roadblocks and understanding your students.